MTV Announces Key Premiere Dates and Series Renewals including 'Jersey Shore' Season 6, 'Snooki & JWOWW' Season 2 + New Series 'Catfish: The TV Show' & More

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August 3rd, 2012

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Highly Anticipated Debut of “Jersey Shore” Season Six Set for Thursday, October 4 at 10:00 p.m.
Premiere of New Scripted Comedic Drama “Underemployed” on Tuesday, October 16 at 10:00 p.m.
New Docu-Series “Catfish: The TV Show” Debuts on Monday, November 12 at 10:00 p.m.

Followed by the Return of “World of Jenks” at 11:00 p.m.  


“Snooki & JWOWW” and “Money From Strangers” Renewed for Second Seasons


BEVERLY HILLS, CA (August 3, 2012)—The much-anticipated premiere date for season six of “Jersey Shore,” along with the premiere dates for new and returning series, and season two renewals for “Snooki & JWOWW” and “Money From Strangers,” were among the announcements today by David Janollari, Head of MTV Programming, during the network’s presentation at the Summer 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour.  MTV also unveiled an all-new clip from the upcoming comedy “The Inbetweeners,” set to debut on Monday, August 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, check it out  HERE.


“MTV has been a beacon for each young generation throughout its history, and this Millennial generation is no different.  Our distinctive blend of reality and scripted shows gives voice to the excitement and possibilities that frame their everyday lives,” said Janollari.  “We strive to reflect their hopes, dreams and struggles, with a mix of humor, authentic voices and engaging stories that you can’t find anywhere else on TV.”

"Whether it’s the outrageous and ever-evolving characters on 'Jersey Shore,’ the comedic antics of 'Snooki & JWoww,' or the emotional and surprising relationship revelations on our new series 'Catfish,' we strive to provide our audience with a diverse slate of innovative programming that provokes and entertains in unexpected ways,” added Chris Linn, EVP of Programming and Head of Production, MTV.

MTV claims six of the top fifteen cable series this year among P12-34, tripling the amount of its nearest competitor.  Reality series are incredibly strong, with the network boasting five of the top ten cable reality series so far this year, with "Jersey Shore" ruling at #1, followed by "Teen Mom 2," "Teen Mom," "Snooki & JWOWW," and "The Challenge."  On the scripted front, "Teen Wolf" and "Awkward" rank among the top ten scripted series across cable.


“Jersdays” are back with the premiere of season six of “Jersey Shore” on Thursday, October 4 at 10:00 p.m.  ET/PT.  The new scripted comedic drama series “Underemployed” from Emmy-nominated creator Craig Wright will debut on Tuesday, October 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.  New docu-series “Catfish: The TV Show,” based on the critically-acclaimed Sundance film, will premiere on Monday, November 12 at 10:00 p.m., followed by the return of “World of Jenks” at 11:00 p.m., featuring Andrew Jenks, the documentarian of his generation.


In addition, the network announced season two pick-ups for TV’s zaniest BFF’s, “Snooki and JWOWW,” who will continue to try to live their lives to the fullest while balancing adulthood and the unexpected surprise of parenthood, as well as “Money From Strangers,” which features host Jeff Dye, bringing even more hidden camera hijinks and comedy back for a second season.


Click HERE for an all-new clip of the new scripted comedy “The Inbetweeners,” which takes a comedic look at a group of teenagers navigating high school in the “inbetween.”   The boys are neither part of the in-crowd nor dangling on the bottom rung of popularity, yet they take one step forward and three steps back every time they make a run at manhood.  Based on the critically acclaimed award-winning British series, “The Inbetweeners” was adapted for the U.S. by Brad Copeland (“Arrested Development,” “My Name is Earl”).  The pilot was directed by indie filmmaker-writer-director Taika Waititi (“Flight of the Conchords”).  The series premieres Monday, August 20 at 10:30 p.m., following the return of Rob Dyrdek’s hit series “Ridiculousness” earlier that night on MTV at 10:00 p.m.



About MTV:
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand.   With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to

  • Rita

    Did Beavis & Butthead happen to get renewed?

  • Number Cruncher

    @Rita There’s still no word on Beavis & Butthead.

  • Gaius Bolling

    i guess the pauly d project is done too

  • Jared

    The Pauly D Project was not renewed by MTV.

  • MikeRand

    I’m glad “Snooki & JWoww” got renewed. It’s much better and entertaining than “The Pauly D. Project.” Now we just need “Jersey Shore” season 7. They better start filming soon!

  • truthfullyspeaking-troll

    Is there any other network that puts more trash on than MTV?

  • boogke

    Money From Strangers …awesome!

  • Kaylie

    What about Americas Best Dance Crew? They should renew the show and change judges. Plus, Im interested in how Jersey Shore will return. Will it be down because the ratings of their spinoff will take it away? I would say it would return with 5 million viewers maybe less.

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  • Cootsy

    Please renew beavis and butthead! Dont cancel it!!! Cancel some of the other rubbish that you play on MTV

  • JoeBlow

    For God’s sake….do something right and renew Beavis & Butthead for season 10. At least one more season…in a decent time slot this time.

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