LOS ANGELES (CBS4) — “Jersey Shore” is headed to the Motherland.

The network announced Tuesday the popular MTV reality TV series will film its fourth season in Italy.

MTV programming vice president Chris Linn said the “Jersey Shore” gang is headed to the birthplace of the culture they love and live by.

The series documents the hard-partying lifestyle of a group of Italian-Americans, including Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.

This would be the second major road trip for the gang. While the first and third seasons were set in Seaside Heights, N.J., the second season brought the fist-pumping, hair-gel wearin’ cast to Miami Beach.

According to TMZ.COM, a source connected to the show says they’ve already lined up some of Vinny’s Italian relatives to host the guidos and guidettes for an authentic Italian dinner just like his immediate family has done each season.

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