And the future of Jersey Shore takes another hit.

TMZ is reporting that Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino checked into a Utah rehab center recently for - you guessed it - alcohol abuse and (a little more surprisingly, but not that surprisingly) prescription drugs. The TV star went through a detox before entering, which allegedly was alcohol related.

Sadly, Jersey Shore is a show based largely around nights of extreme inebriation, and with Snooki brewing a little bun in her oven and now The Situation's trip to rehab, things aren't looking too good for the show. We think a little break would be good, for all involved. It's safe to say that the cast have been on a bit of a whirlwind the past few years and perhaps it's time for a little breather, or, maybe, a new cast.

But for now, we're just glad the Sitch actually recognized his problem and is getting the help he needs. Step in the right direction. (via TMZ)

Do you think Jersey Shore has run its course? Do you think MTV should film another season?