TCA: MTV Greenlights Second Season Of 'Snooki and JWOWW'


MTV will bring back the antics of Jersey Shore stars Snooki and JWOWW next year, greenlighting a second season of the series, the network announced Friday during its Television Critics Association presentation.

The Snooki and JWOWW series will return sometime in 2013, network officials said. Jersey Shore will launch its sixth season on Oct. 4 as part of the network's "Jersdays" Thursday night programming block.

MTV also announced premiere dates for its new scripted drama series Underemployed, which will debut Oct. 16, as well as new docu-series Catfish: The TV Show on Nov. 12, followed by a new season of reality series World Of Jenks.

The network also picked up the sophomore campaign of hidden camera reality series Money From Strangers, starring Jeff Dye.

In other Viacom-owned network news, VH1 has greenlit a new series Grand River Singers Project, which showcases a choir of young adults in Wisconsin, and Black Ink, focusing on the workers in a Harlem, N.Y.-based tattoo parlor.

Debuting on the network in December is Miss You Much, a docu series which catches up with the lives of TV, movie and pos stars from the last 20 years. On the mini-series front, the network has greenlit VH1's 100 Greatest Kid Stars, a 5-part countdown special focusing on kids stars of the past two decades.