Mike Sorrentino

Jersey Shore is returning to the Jersey Shore. Season 5 of the MTV reality hit will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 10/9c, the network announced Wednesday.

Jersey Shore's Ronnie and Sammi split again!

After spending Season 4 in Italy, New Jersey's notorious guidos and guidettes will return to their roots in Seaside Heights for guaranteed debauchery, G.T.L., and T-shirt time.

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The show, which premiered in December of 2009, is MTV's No. 1 series of all time. Its season four debut on August 4 was MTV's most-watched season premiere ever, drawing 10.5 million total viewers.  The season averaged 9.4 million viewers each week. 

Dying to see what drama will unfold in the premiere? Here's a sneak peek: