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Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 08/03/2012

MTV renews ‘Snooki & JWoww,’ schedules sixth — and possibly final — season of ‘Jersey Shore’

Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley (L) and Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi. (Joel Ryan - AP)
MTV has renewed “Snooki & JWoww” for a second season, the network announced Friday to punchy TV critics crawling to the finish line of Summer TV Press Tour 2012, who agreed to act as though there had been some doubt about that, and that the pick-up was big news.

Yes, the first season of “Snooki & JWoww” was no competition, ratings-wise, for mothership “Jersey Shore” which opened with nearly 8 million tuned in last January, to “Snooki’s” 2.4 million last June. But Snooki is expecting and MTV is expecting big things to develop there, speaking of motherships.

“Jersey Shore” will launch its sixth season, and possibly final, season on Oct. 4 at 10 p.m.

New scripted comedy “Underemployed” will launch at 10 p.m. on Oct. 16. And when “World of Jenks” returns on on Monday, Nov. 12 at 11 p.m. it will be preceded at 10 by the launch of new docu-soap “Catfish: The TV Show” based on the indie flick hit, in which people with internet romances will be introduced to their heartthrob to see just how much truth-telling they have not been doing during their Web romance.

“MTV has been a beacon for each young generation throughout its history, and this millennial generation is no different,” the network’s head of programming David Janollari said in making Friday’s announcement.

TV critics were too tired to argue.

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