MTV Renews 'Jersey Shore' for Sixth Season


MTV has renewed its hit reality series, Jersey Shore for a sixth season, with the entire cast returning.

Production is set to begin this summer, with the housemates, including a pregnant Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, returning to the favorite home away from home in Seaside Heights, N.J.

Season five of the Jersey Shore has seen the series wash up in viewership. The latest season finale drew just 4.8 million viewers, down 36% from January's season premiere and off 50% from the show's all-time high last summer. After DVR playback, the show, nonetheless, averaged 7.9 million viewers for the season.

The series is also set to see a couple spin-offs, with The Pauly D Project set to premiere March 29 and the untitled series with Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Snooki.

Jersey Shore: The Reunion airs Thursday at 10 p.m.