'Jersey Shore' series finale: The gang gets together one last time to say good-bye

Seaside Heights was the quintessential New Jersey beach town; a little down at its heels, featuring a boardwalk with old-fashioned rides, fried Oreos and tattooed people in bikinis. Then MTV came along and it became the vortex of the wild world of "Jersey Shore."That all ends Thursday, Dec. 20, when MTV airs the final episode, then a live reunion show.The show was shot long before Sandy devastated the town, shattering the boardwalk and leaving the roller coaster in the Atlantic Ocean.MTV has held a "Restore the Shore" special, featuring the cast, that has raised over $1 million. Donations can still be made.Before Sandy meant more to New Jersey than a Springsteen song, the breakout personalities and executive producer of "Jersey Shore" spoke separately with Zap2it, reflecting on the series.From the beginning, producer SallyAnn Salsano was behind the camera and close to the roommates. She knew the life, having spent her summers at the Jersey Shore....



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