Well, we knew the day would come, eventually; we just didn't think it would be so soon. According to a source quoted from the new issue of Us Weekly, the cast of Jersey Shore will be recast after Season Five to make way for a new set of younger guidos and guidettes to rule our television screens. Says the source:

"Jersey Shore producers plan to recast the MTV hit. 'After this group comes back from Italy and shoots season 5 this summer, that will be the end for them,” says an insider. The new stars will be 'a lot cheaper'… plus the current gang can feel free to pursue spinoffs."

We know, we know, they're on to bigger and better things, blah, blah, blah. At the very least (scant consolation, but we'll take it), it was confirmed a while ago that Snooki, J-Woww, Pauly D, and The Situation are all getting their own reality shows, so they'll still be on TV in some form.

If this is true... Seaside Heights will never be the same again!

[Via Cele|bitchy]