Jersey Shore's fourth season will premiere on Thursday, Aug.
4, MTV announced late Friday. Season four features the cast in Florence, Italy.
MTV also announced that season five of Jersey Shore will
begin production in June with the gang returning to Seaside Heights.
A week before the season four premiere, on July 28, MTV will air a
one-hour special that chronicles the rise of the series to its current pop
culture status through old footage and new cast interviews.
Jersey Shore's third season averaged a 7.7 rating with
MTV's target persons 12-34, up 35% over season two.