MTV renews ‘Jersey Shore’

Production set to begin in summer in Garden State

MTV has ordered a sixth season of “Jersey Shore,” with production set to begin this summer in the Garden State.

Reality staple has a been a huge franchise for the network. Last season “Jersey Shore” was the No. 1 cable series in the 12-34 demo and, when DVR replays are included, the show averaged 7.9 million total viewers.

While no details of the upcoming season were announced, one focus will be on how the pregnant Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi deals with impending motherhood.

Before the new season of “Jersey Shore” launches, MTV will whet the appetite of the show’s fans with spinoff “The Pauly D Project,” which premieres March 29.

“Jersey Shore” is exec produced by SallyAnn Salsano and Jacquelyn French.