The "Jersey Shore" gang is coming back! MTV's breakout series will return for a second season this summer with 12 new episodes, it was announced on Saturday (January 30) by MTV President of Programming Tony DiSanto. Following the success of season one, Pauly D, Mike, Snooki, Jenni, Sammi, Ronnie and Vinny will escape the cold Northeast and find themselves in a new destination.
"Our audience has fallen in love with 'Jersey Shore' and its amazing cast, who have really grown together as a family," DiSanto said. "That bond gives the show its heart, and we're thrilled to reunite these friends to bring fans more of what they love — laughs, love, drama and, of course, GTL."
"Jersey Shore" is January's #1 original cable series among 12-34 year-olds. The season-one finale broke series records, delivering a 4.8 rating and ranking #1 for the day across all television competition in the demo. The series posted strong growth all season, and the finale audience more than tripled the series' debut.
The show's Snooki will be helping MTV News with its coverage of the Grammy Awards this weekend.
Fans can catch up on the complete first season as MTV airs the "Jersey Bowl" marathon leading up to the Super Bowl kick-off on Sunday, February 7th beginning at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT.
"Jersey Shore The Complete Season One UNCENSORED" DVD, including deleted scenes, the reunion special and more, is available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
"Jersey Shore" is executive produced by Sally Ann Salsano from 495 Productions. Jacquelyn French is executive producer for MTV. Chris Linn is executive in charge of production for MTV. The concept was created by Anthony Beltempo.