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Season 4 of Jersey Shore will shoot in Italy, MTV announced Tuesday.

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locales have become iconic for our audience it's really the constantly evolving dynamic amongst the cast that keeps them coming back each season and Europe is a fresh spin on a show that continues to reach new heights for us," Chris Linn, MTV's executive vice president of programming and head of production, said in a statement. "The cast is headed to the birthplace of the culture they love and live by. We can't wait to see what erupts as a result."During their trip to the motherland, the gang — who endured criticism during the first season for perpetuating Italian stereotypes — will visit Vinny's family for a "famous Guadagnino dinner" and "turn the beautiful country upside down," the network promises.

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This is the second time the MTV hit has relocated from Seaside Heights, N.J. Season 2 filmed in Miami before returning to New Jersey for the third season. Last week's episode earned 8.9 million viewers to set a new MTV record for most-watched series telecast ever.Production on Season 4 is set to begin in the spring.What do you think of the move? Is Italy GTL-ready?