'Jersey Shore' to phase out Snooki, The Situation?
Published Mar 24 2012, 15:54 GMT
By Zeba Blay
and The Situation, stars of MTV's highly successful reality series Jersey Shore
, are allegedly in danger of being phased out of the show.
Sources close to the programme tell TMZ
that bosses at 495 Productions, which produces the show, are wary about bringing back the reality stars.
Producers believe that Snooki's pregnancy
and The Situation's sobriety have caused panic among producers who fear that, without alcohol, the stars may not provide entertainment.
New, more reckless cast members are apparently being considered to take their places so the two veterans can play lesser roles in the upcoming season.
MTV recently announced that the entire cast, including Snooki and The Situation, are due to return for season six of the series
Snooki is currently filming a spin-off series with other Jersey Shore
alumna JWoww in Jersey City. The show will focus on Snooki's current pregnancy.
Season six of Jersey Shore
begins filming this summer.
Watch a clip from season five of Jersey Shore