Fear not, for Jerzdays continue
The highly anticipated "Snooki and JWOWW" will unsurprisingly take over their old "Jersey Shore" timeslot, MTV announced Thursday as it unveiled its upcoming slate of shows.
During the presentation, Snooki (real name: Nicole Polizzi) alluded to her pregnancy when she told the audience how it had changed the focus of the show from just her and JWoww (born Jennifer Farley).
"The plan was to make every night girl's night, just the two of us, and then I got a big surprise," she said, patting her belly. In a preview of the show played during the presentation, she broke the news to Farley that she was pregnant and engaged. "How did this happen?" asked JWoww. "Sex," said Snooki.
MTV had access to unusually strong musical talent to wow the advertisers. Fun performed their anthem "We Are Young," while Alicia Keys sang three songs, including a Jay-Z-less version of their duet "Empire State of Mind."
The network announced that the second season of "Awkward" would get the coveted slot after the "Jersey Shore" veterans, who will debut in the Thursdays-at-10 p.m. slot beginning June 21. "Awkward" will follow at 10:30 beginning June 28.
The network also said the second season of "Teen Wolf" will premiere in two parts, with the first airing Sunday, June 3, at 11 p.m., after the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. The second part airs the following night, Monday, in the show's regular 10 p.m. slot.
The network presented its upcoming slate to advertisers Thursday at New York City's Beacon Theater. In keeping with the "Jersey Shore" theme, DJ Pauly D provided the music.
The event also included early looks at the new docu-series "Catfish," based on the film; "In-Betweeners," based on the hit British series, the reality show "Wake Brothers" about wakeboard champion brothers, and "Zach Stone Is Gonna be Famous," starring Internet sensation Bo Burnham. During the presentation, musical acts Alicia Keys and fun. performed.
The network also announced plans for a new social media game called "Teen Wolf: The Hunt," which will premiere with the show and allow fans to take part in a choose-your-own-adventure style mystery.