By James Hibberd
Updated June 03, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT

The return of summer’s biggest cable series, Jersey Shore, finally has a premiere date.

The show has been beset by challenges after relocating the action to Florence, Italy proved tricky, to say the least. Originally expected to debut in July, Shore will return Thursday, Aug. 4 at 10 p.m.

Plus, MTV just announced that season five is starting production in June, with the cast going back to Seaside Heights for the next round. To warm up viewers for the new season, MTV will air a one-hour special on July 26 showing the rise of Shore from buzzed-about new project to the highest-rated series in MTV’s history. The network will also release Jersey Shore Uncensored: Season Three on July 26. There you go, Shore fans, plan your summer vacations accordingly.

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Jersey Shore Family Vacation CR: MTV

Jersey Shore

Follow Snooki, the Situation, Pauly, Ronnie, Sammi, Jwoww, Vinny, and Deena as they party, smush, and GTL

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