"Execs think a show focusing on Snooki will be a bigger hit, so they pushed J-Woww out," a source says.
The 22-year-old Snooki is capitalizing on her fame by writing a book titled A Shore Thing, set to hit shelves January.
In the meantime, there's no shortage of Snooki spoofs. Wednesday's episode of South Park mocked her, depicting a feral, barely verbal Snooki who's trying to "smoosh" (that is, sleep with) one of the characters.
In the clip, a character says, "That thing is famous? Why?" Another, exasperated, blurts out: "I don't' know!"
Watch a clip:
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