In December of 2009, a plague was cast upon MTV. Yes, the music television channel that's long abandoned music news and opted for reality TV managed to outdo itself with Jersey Shore.
The show's cast of somehow likable characters was based on the wonderful premise of every other reality TV show on the network: watching young people make poor life choices, party, and massive amounts of alcohol consumption.
We couldn't help but watch, until we got tired of the shtick. It was too much shore too fast. Every summer ends, and so did the show. But that doesn't mean the network isn't actively trying to recreate the magic of the first Jersey Shore.