Break out your Situation t-shirts and bump-its: Jersey Shore is returning for a second season.
Snookie, Pauly D. and the rest of the cast are back but Seaside Heights — and the infamous Beachcomber Bar and Grill — are out as the cast trades in the cold Northeast for a new destination. The MTV reality hit will return sometime this summer.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino told TVGuide.com Friday he's "very excited to do Season 2," although he wouldn't discuss contract logistics after outlets such as The Hollywood Reporter reported the cast pushed for higher salaries.
"Our audience has fallen in love with Jersey Shore and its amazing cast who have really grown together as a family. 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," MTV programming president Tony DiSanto said in a statement.
Jersey Shore debuted in December — amid protests from Italian-American groups — to an underwhelming 1.3 million viewers. Thanks to growing buzz, ratings grew week after week, reaching 4.8 million viewers for the Season 1 finale. Fans will have to wait for new episodes of the breakout series, but in the meantime, MTV will air the "Jersey Bowl" Season 1 marathon on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 9am/8c.
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