It looks like the "Jersey Shore" house will be without Snooki when the sixth season starts production. After a lot of speculation, reports are saying that the pregnant Snooki will be living in a separate house not far from the normal home shared by the roommates. This move is hardly a surprise considering how dangerous it would have been for her to live with the other seven roommates in the summer. While Snooki is removing herself from the chaos of her roommates, the same can't be said of Mike. According to the same report, it looks like he will be visiting the bar with his roommates. Are these developments good for the show? Here is a look at how these developments might play out in the sixth season.
It is hard to guess how this show will work with Snooki living in a different house. She obviously won't be partying with her roommates. In addition, she won't be there when the late night arguments unfold. While this is certainly good for her baby, it drastically changes the show. Snooki is easily one of the biggest stars on "Jersey Shore." Without her in the house, the dynamic between everyone will be very different. On top of that, it might be hard to find ways to get her roommates to spend time with her. Sure, they can come over for dinner or something like that; however, that can only go so far in terms of viewer interest.
The best scenario might involve "Jersey Shore" being run as a separate show. In addition to the usual antics from the other roommates, fans get a little insight into what pregnancy is like for Snooki. Essentially, her storylines will be independent of everyone else's. Perhaps Jionni could join her in the new house, giving viewers two reality shows for the price of one.
The situation with Mike
While nothing is official with regards to how Mike will be handled this season, it sure looks like he doesn't have a problem with booze. That could mean that he joins his pals at the clubs. This can be a good thing if it is handled correctly. If Mike goes out with everyone and drinks like nothing ever happened, it will send the wrong message to viewers. Instead, it would be nice if his roommates talk to him about issues and treat the problem seriously. This is a real chance for "Jersey Shore" to do something good.
The other interesting note is that Mike seems to have shed his diabolical ways. After spending the last three seasons of the show terrorizing his roommates, he says that he is a changed man. That should be the most interesting component of the upcoming season. Is Mike truly changed, and will the other roommates believe him? It will be a lot of fun watching that play out during Season 6.