The much-anticipated premiere date for Season 6 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.
"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 6 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 & 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.
The Inbetweeners 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.