Tim Stack
June 24, 2011 AT 05:43 PM EDT


Reports hit the web this morning that MTV was planning on replacing the original cast of its phenom Jersey Shore in season 6 due to the cast’s pricey salaries. But, in a statement to EW, a network rep denied such claims: “We love the present cast, and their summer adventures have just begun. We currently have no plans to recast the show.” The fourth season of Jersey Shore, filmed in Florence, Italy, will premiere on MTV on Aug. 4.

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