Jersey Shore, pregnant Snooki will stay in New Jersey for a sixth season

MTV has renewed Jersey Shore for a sixth season, and a pregnant Snooki will be one of the focuses of the season, just like her spin-off that she’s currently filming.

The network joked in its press release that it is “ready for fist pumps and baby bumps” in the new season, saying that Snooki’s pregnancy will be part of the season, obviously; since it hasn’t filmed, the only other thing the network can do is try to reassure us that nothing will change even though everything has changed: “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.”

Season five’s reunion airs Thursday, following continued high ratings: it’s the top-rated cable show among people 12 to 34 (that demographic is so scary, says the 34-year-old) with an average of 7.9 million viewers an episode when DVR users are included.

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