Whoever suggested Nicole Polizzi's pregnancy would affect the longevity of Jersey Shore has been proved well and truly wrong. It seems audiences are more than happy to watch the once out-of-control reality star discussing her cravings, reading baby books and having quiet nights in.
MTV have renewed the show for a sixth season, which will premiere on October 4, 2012. In addition to a pregnant Snooki and her friend JWoww having fun on that show, the network has also renewed their spin-off 'Snooki and JWoww'. It's hardly a surprise that two of the network's biggest shows will continue, though eyebrows may have been raised over a couple of other projects that also got the green light. The hidden camera show 'Money From Strangers' and 'World of Jenks' will return with new series', while drama-comedy 'Underemployed' will premiere on October 16. Mtv's newest documentary-series 'Catfish: The TV Show' - based on the critically acclaimed Sundance movie of the same name - will also debut. UK fans of the hit comedy series 'The Inbetweeners' will probably not be particularly pleased to learn that the show has been remade stateside, and will premiere on August 20, 2012. The show follows a group of high school boys who fall somewhere between being popular, and, well, not so popular.
In a statement, Mtv's head of programming David Janollari said, "Mtv has been a beacon for each young generation throughout its history, and this Millennial generation is no different. Our distinctive blend of reality and scripted shows gives voice to the excitement and possibilities that frame their everyday lives".