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"MTV gets ready for fist pumps and baby bumps," the statement says. "America's favorite housemates will all return to their home-away-from-home, and the house dynamic is headed into unchartered territory...as their lives outside the Shore take off in exciting new directions."
According to the statement, production on the upcoming season will start this summer at the Jersey Shore house in Seaside Heights, N.J.
A rep for the show teases about the new season: "There will be a big change, that's for 'shore,' this season! Viewers will have to wait and see..."
Although Snooki, 22, will officially pop up on the sixth season, it's unlikely that the mom-to-be (who's expecting her first baby with fiancé Jionni LaValle this summer) will actually live in the house with her friends.
"She's not going to be staying in the house -- no way," a source tells Us Weekly.
The last time Snooki mentioned the show, she wasn't sure if she was going to be on the upcoming season at all. "If anything, I'll visit the shore," she told Us. "I'm not living in that house pregnant. I don't want to be one of those moms who's pregnant in a club. It's disgusting."
But it sounds like the former party girl -- and her growing belly -- will be back, after all!