Snooki's pregnancy is the best thing that ever happened to MTV

It's official: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is pregnant! Although it's been widely reported that the Jersey Shore star is expecting, her reps confirmed it earlier today.

The Chilean reality star also confirms that she is engaged to Jionni LaValle, her boyfriend since August 2010 and the reported baby daddy.

None of this is surprising or unexpected. But what I am surprised by is my newfound interest in the show. But now that Snooki is pregnant, I think it's the best thing that could've happened for her new MTV show with her BFF Jenni "JWoww" Farley.


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I watched a few episodes early on but quickly dismissed it as not being my kind of thing. I just couldn't understand the fascination with these drinking-and-partying kids. Honestly, I haven't seen an episode of the show in a while. After my initial disgust with the behavior of the characters (cause, let's face it, they are a hard bunch to love), I never wanted to tune in. My exposure to pop culture kept me well informed about the misfit Italian-American crew, though.

But when I learned that Snooki was pregnant, my interest was piqued again. I probably don't have to tell you that, on the show, there is a lot of drinking. And there is a lot of Snooki getting drunk and acting like an idiot. With a baby on the way, her behavior is going to have to change.

I assume she won't be drinking at all on her new spin off, and I honestly think it will be fascinating to see Snooki and JWoww actually dealing with a real life situation that is going to force all of them to grow up real quick.

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Being pregnant and dealing with your friend having a baby are, to me, much more interesting than bar fights. Now that Snooki will have to show us a new, more genuine side of herself, I think I'll actually be tuning in to see how the soon-to-be mom deals with life.

Are you more likely to watch Snooki's new spin off now that she's pregnant?

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