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MTV is kicking off the New Year with the return of Jersey Shore, the network announced Wednesday.

The hit reality show will return for a fifth season on Thursday, January 5 at 10 p.m. EST and will follow the raucous roommates as they return from Florence, Italy, and bunk up in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

Per usual, there will be no shortage of drama for series stars Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, 23, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, 29, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, 25, Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, 31, Deena Nicole Cortese, 24, Vinny Guadagnino, 23, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, 23, and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, 25.

"I did leave right in the beginning of filming in Jersey," Guadagnino, who later returned to the house, told Us Weekly in October. "I just needed to recharge my batteries a little bit. I wasn't feeling too good. I wanted to go home."

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