03/19/2012 at 01:55 PM EDT
Get ready for gym, tan, maternity clothes on Jersey Shore
Following speculation about
whether or not the show would be renewed for a sixth season, all seven cast mates – including a pregnant
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi – are set to return to Seaside Heights, N.J., during this summer to begin filming, according to a press release from MTV.
"The house dynamic is headed into unchartered territory as their lives outside of the 'Shore' take off in exciting new directions," the network says.
"While things will definitely be a little different this time when they hit the boardwalk, their trademark hilarity and family dysfunction will remain the same."
– Dahvi Shira