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‘Jersey Shore’ Returns for Season 5

For several days -- almost half a week! -- you've been eating healthy foods, hitting the gym, and yes, keeping mindless reality shows off your TV screen. So it's understandable if you're feeling the urge to give yourself a break about now, and MTV is here to help. The network has an entire season of episodes following the booze-filled and spray tan-streaked adventures of Snooki, The Situation, DJ Pauly D, and the rest of the gang at the "Jersey Shore."

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And rest assured, it promises to waste your time with more explosive arguments (this time between The Situation and Snooki instead of Ronnie and Sammi), bar brawls complete with security officers, and plenty of ridiculous gags in the house. The trailer also teases Vinny's big exit, which sadly, means the end of big Italian family meals, the Snooki-Vinny-Jionni love triangle, and the trio once known as MVP. Resolutions aside, you just have to watch them in action for the last time, right?

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If that isn't enough to convince you, the tacky cast has been promoting their return to the small screen on pretty much any talk show that will have them. Tuesday alone, the guys and Snooks stopped by The Grove in L.A. to talk to "Extra's" Mario Lopez, the boys hit "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and Snooki appeared on "The Tonight Show" solo. The media rounds even led to The Sitch saying the kind of awesome statement for which the cast is known. While explaining to E! Online that he hopes the show will move to another far-flung locale as it did for Italy, he revealed that he hopes it lands in Australia, because -- why not? -- "All the girls in Australia are hot."

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I have a feeling I'm about to be sucked into another season. In the event you decide to skip the gym and watch just this once, the "Jersey Shore" season premiere is Thursday, January 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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