01/03/2012 12:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'Jersey Shore' Season 5 Premiere: G.T.L. Is Alive And Well In Seaside (VIDEO)

After saying "Ciao!" to Italy, the "Jersey Shore" gang is back in their natural habitat -- Seaside Heights, NJ.

Picking up exactly where MTV last left off, Snooki, Pauly D, Vinny, The Situation, JWoww, Sammi and Ronnie are more than ready to leave Italy. They're pale, weak, and tired of the lame Florence club scene.

After an overnight flight from Italy to New Jersey, the gang happily arrives in Seaside, and the first thing on their list of things to do? Get their "G.T.L" on. But one member of MVP gets a little too carried away at the Seaside barber shop. Maybe he was just happy to be home? Or maybe it's the beginning of the end of his sanity. You decide.

"Jersey Shore" Season 5 premieres Thurs., Jan. 5 at 10 p.m. EST on MTV. Watch a sneak peek of the episode below.

Want more "Jersey Shore"? Click through the gallery below to see Snooki's amazing body transformation.



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