"Jersey Shore" heading back to New Jersey

Actors from the TV show "Jersey Shore" arrive on the red carpet for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, Sept. 12, 2010. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

L to R, Sammi "Sweetheart" Gianicola, Deena Nicole Cortese, Ronnie Ortiz Magro, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenny "JWoww" Farley and Vinny Guadagnino attend a "Jersey Shore" photocall on May 19, 2011, in Florence, Italy.
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(CBS/AP) - The cast of "Jersey Shore" are heading back to their roots after they say "ciao" to Italy.

The hit reality TV series is returning to Seaside Heights - where the MTV phenomenon began - for the fifth season, with production beginning sometime in June, the network's parent company, Viacom, announced Monday.

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The fourth season, which was taped in Florence, Italy, is scheduled to premiere Aug. 4.

Italian police recently revokedNicole "Snooki" Polizzi's international driver's license after the petite star was in a fender-bender with a police car.

Two policemen were slightly injured.

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