If you listen closely, you'll hear grenade horns sound from the shoreline of Jersey, because yes - the cast of Jersey Shore is back for a special reunion season the MTV smash hit.
Once upon a time, back in 2009, the world was graced with guidos and guidettes, in spray tans and Ed Hardy, hair gel and bronzer, ridiculous eyeliner, bad boob jobs, and abs so defined they were indefinite "situations".
In 2012, after 6 glorious seasons of shore houses, t-shirt shops, gym trips, bar fights and smushes, the Jersey Shore cast parted ways. Partly because Snooki had a bun in the oven, but also, because after years of partying lining their pockets, the cast was ready to move on and live out their semi-celebrity in peace.
Today, nearly 5 years later, the cast has been seen strolling their familiar Jersey turf with cameras and each other in tow. The Jersey Shore girls, Jenni 'JWoww' Farley, Deena Nicole Cortese, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, and Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola, were last seen together dining at STK in Manhattan, shortly after their shore-side appearance.
Apparently not all of Seaside Heights was happy for the gang to come through, as managers of local establishments shut down requests for filming permits saying it would bring "bad publicity."
While it was unknown whether or not the boys of Jersey Shore will be coming back for the reunion, Mike "The Situation" Sorrento tweeted this last night, possibly confirming his return to the small-screen.
We are holding our breath and crossing our fingers that our favourite bromance, Pauly and Vinny, will also jump on board this truly amazing season. It just wouldn't be Jersey Shore without MVP!