MTV is airing nothing except Jersey Shore for 80 hours

Leading up to next Thursday’s final season premiere of Jersey Shore, MTV will air every single episode of the first five seasons. That means absolutely nothing but Jersey Shore will air between tonight and early Monday morning–80 hours!–and next week, daytime hours will be filled with the show, too.

MTV is appropriately calling this “Jerzathon” and it starts tonight with a 10 p.m. ET special “Gym, Tan, Look Back,” followed by all five seasons in a row. The sixth and final season debuts next Thursday with two back-to-back episodes.

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