By Debbie Emery – Radar Reporter
Fans who feared that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s pregnancy may have been the death knoll for the Jersey Shore can breath a sigh of relief as MTV announced on Monday that the reality show will return for a sixth season.
Currently 17 weeks into her pregnancy, Snooki says she’s abandoned her party-hearty ways in preparation for becoming a proper parent.
“I have different priorities now,” she said. “I don’t care what anybody else thinks. As long as I know I’m ready and he’s ready.”
With a mini Snooki on the way, and the rest of the cast working on personal projects, Jersey Shore’s future had been in limbo over recent weeks, but MTV promises that “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.”
Before season six kicks off the network will be airing Jersey Shore: The Reunion on March 22 at 10:00 p.m., followed by one of the star’s breakout shows, The Pauly D Project on Thursday, March 29 at 10:30 p.m.