Can you believe the fourth season of 'Jersey Shore' is already about to wrap production?

MTV has just announced that the season 4 premiere episode of 'Shore' will air in a matter of weeks: Aug. 4 (10 p.m., ET).

This spring, the Situation, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and the rest of the East-coast-based ensemble were busy not blending in over in Florence, Italy, as they exported their partying ways and distinctive fashions to Europe. The cast's Italian escapades included a recent fender bender between Snooki and a local cop, after which the petite reality star was photographed wearing a neck brace.

As production on the new season comes to a close, the 'Jersey Shore' stars are due back in the U.S. this month.

You'd think they'd be given a chance to get over jet lag before 'Shore' production resumes, but a break is unlikely. Wasting no time, MTV has reportedly scheduled the stars to shoot season 5 right away -- in good ol' Seaside Heights, NJ -- well before the Italy season even airs.