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How does a show that's centered around drunken sex and fistfights keep going, and even gain popularity in later seasons? Why don't the hot tub hookups get old, and the bar room brawls get tired?
Here's a theory: Fans of Jersey Shore -- and, heaven help us, there are a lot of them -- have come to know and love its core cast of characters. And boy, are they characters. If they weren't, there would be nothing new to come back for.
And now the cast of Jersey Shore (MTV, Thursdays, 9 p.m. ET) is headed for Italy -- "the birthplace of the culture they love" -- to shoot Season 4. Anyone who complains about them leaving their titular setting is missing the point. Granted, their season two stint in Miami wasn't as well-received as their time spent on their home turf. But Snooki, The Situation and company are now bigger than their digs. It's their outrageous personalities that people tune in for.
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