MTV made the surprising official announcement earlier today that they aren’t going to let a little impregnation slow down the momentum of their biggest show! That’s right, Jersey Shore will be returning for a sixth season will filming set to begin this summer as Snooki deals with the latter stages of her pregnancy!
GTL will come to mean Gynecologist, Trimesters, Lactation as drinking and clubbing will be replaced by baby showers and Lamaze classes – at least for Snooki. Here’s the official press release from MTV:
New York, NY (March 19, 2012) – MTV gets ready for fist pumps and baby bumps, with the announcement of a sixth season of “Jersey Shore.” Production is set to begin Summer 2012 in Seaside Heights, NJ. America’s favorite housemates will all return to their home-away-from-home, and the house dynamic is headed into unchartered territory…as their lives outside the “Shore” take off in exciting new directions. While things will definitely be a little different this time when they hit the boardwalk, their trademark hilarity and family dysfunction will remain the same.
In its fifth season, “Jersey Shore” is once again the #1 2012 cable series among P12-34, delivering 9 of the top 15 cable telecasts of 2012 to date. Adding in its incredible DVR playback, season five averaged a 7.4 P12-34 rating and 7.9 million total viewers.
Tune-in for “Jersey Shore: The Reunion” this Thursday, March 22at 10:00 p.m. ET, when all the drama from the past season comes to a head, as the cast members confront each other face to face. For a sneak peek of “Jersey Shore: The Reunion,” click here.
Fans will still be able to get their “Jersey Shore” fix, when Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio steps out of the “Shore” house and into the spotlight, with the series premiere of “The Pauly D Project” on Thursday, March 29 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, following the much-anticipated return of “Punk’d” at 10:00 p.m., featuring a new celebrity host each week.
“Jersey Shore” is executive produced by SallyAnn Salsano from 495 Productions. Jacquelyn French is executive producer for MTV. Janay Dutton is Executive In Charge of Production for MTV. Concept created by Anthony Beltempo.