MTV Renews ‘Snooki & JWoww,’ Gives ‘Jersey Shore’ Season 6 Return Date

Jethro Nededog / August 3, 2012

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MTV opened its TCA Press Tour session in Beverly Hills on Friday with the official announcement that Snooki & JWoww gets a second season. This season, the spinoff show has attracted an average 1.4 million viewers in MTV’s younger target demo, the 12-34 audience, and averages 2 million total viewers per episode. MTV doesn’t have a return date yet, but production on the season starts soon. Baby time?

Additionally, the network announced that Jersey Shore returns for Season 6 on Oct. 4. [MTV]

What’s new at MTV’s sister network, VH1?

VH1 announced during its presentation that it will be bringing back Best Week Ever. The pop culture show returns after a three-year hiatus to head up its new Friday comedy block followed by what the network is calling a “pop culture nostalgia series” called Miss You Much. The series tracks down teen stars from the 90s and early 2000s such as castmembers from Save By the Bell, 90210 and Full House. The show will be hosted by actress Catherine Reitman (Friends With Benefits, Knocked Up). She’ll also host the network’s upcoming special, 100 Greatest Kids Stars.

The network has also given the greenlight to new series Grand River Singers Project about a show choir of quirky young Wisconsin adults. Additionally, it’s picked up Black Ink, which shoots at a Harlem tattoo shop that draws in hip hop stars, athletes and celebrities. Also, VH1 has acquired Ice-T’s feature-length documentary Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap for its Emmy Award-winning “Rock Doc” franchise. [VH1]

Once Upon a Time has found its Captain Hook! Irish actor Colin O’Donoghue will take the iconic villain role on for the ABC series next season. O’Donoghue starred in the thriller The Rite last year and appeared on an episode of HBO’s The Tudors. [Deadline]

FOX has confirmed reports that Inception star Lukas Haas is joining the second season of Touch as a series regular. He’ll play a genius Martin (Kiefer Sutherland) and Jake (David Mazouz) cross paths with while searching for Lucy’s (Maria Bello) daughter. Young actress Saxon Sharbino will join as a series regular playing Lucy’s daughter, Amelia. Additionally, the network announced that Greg Ellis (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, 24) will appear in a recurring role next season as a journalist and old friend of Martin’s. [FOX]

The CW is reaching back into its talent pool for 90210. Now-canceled The Secret Circle star Jessica Parker Kennedy will be joining in a recurring role. She’ll play Megan, “a girl next door who tells her story in group therapy.” Additionally, General Hospital star Jason Thompson will heat up Bev Hills with a guest starring role as a detective named Eugene Thompsen whose case centers on something… well, it’s super secret, so you’ll have to wait.  [Deadline, TVLine]