Jersey Shore Season 5 trailer: So long, Vinny

They’re back! The stars of Jersey Shore are returning with all-new episodes of the ratings-smashing MTV reality soap. Take a sneak peek at the fifth season of Jersey Shore in this newly-released teaser trailer. The Shoresters invade Seaside Heights Jan. 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Boozing? Check. Bronzing? Got it. Brawling? You betcha. Sounds like a new season of Jersey Shore to us!

Good news, Shore Fans: You won’t have to wait very long for your next dose of GTL.

The trailer for the new season of Jersey Shore arrived on Tuesday. Following six weeks of hijinks in Florence, Italy, Snooki, Pauly, The Situation and the rest of the Jersey Shore housemates return to their old stomping ground in Seaside Heights in the fifth season of the hit docu-soap, premiering Jan. 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

The preview offers a first glimpse at Vinny Guadagnino’s apparent decision to leave the house and return home to Staten Island. Thongs flew at half-staff all over the Garden State last July, as the reality TV world reacted to news that the “educated guido’s” fist-pumping days were seemingly ovah.

Sources close to the show said Vinny, an aspiring lawyer/actor, was feeling “burned out” and “homesick” in the days leading up to his departure. His absence could force the remainder of the cast to select a replacement roommate.

T-Shirt Time may never be the same.

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The two-minute sneak peek also shows a vicious club brawl that leaves The Sitch with a bloody face and showcases Snooki’s drama over whether to hit Karma nightclub wearing pink underwear emblazoned with the name of her ex-boyfriend, Jionni.

Hardcore Shore viewers can relive every vodka-soaked moment of the show’s fourth season when Jersey Shore Uncensored: Season Four is released on DVD Dec. 27.

Should make an excellent Kwanzaa gift.

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