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TV Update: MTV Greenlights Two Jersey Shore Spinoffs

Nicole Snooki Polizzi, Jersey Shore Emily Shur/MTV

Cabs are haaeerrre! And they'll be taking three Jersey Shore castmembers to spinoff town, which is located right past overexposure valley.

MTV just announced that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley will be getting their own series, as will Paul "DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio. Both shows are set to air sometime in 2012.  So what will those wacky Jersey Shore kids be doing?

Plus, we've got news on The X Factor's crazy audition process and names that have been tossed around for possible judges…

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Here are the official descriptions for the Jersey Shore spinoffs:

Untitled Snooki and JWoww Project: "Always inseparable and ready to get the party started at the shore, viewers will get to see how they deal with life and love when the vacation is over in this 12-episode series. The locale may be different, but the friendship is sure to remain the same."

Untitled DJ Pauly D Project: "Set to air for 12-episodes, this series follows Pauly D's jet-setting and often hilarious life on the road as one of the country's most in-demand DJs. Aiming to become one of the world's most successful and recognized names in music, viewers will get to see Pauly D chase his dream with the help of the best friends he grew up with in Rhode Island by his side."

Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard, House Adam Taylor/FOX

House: Robert Sean Leonard tells TVLine.com that contractually, this is his last season on House. But if it does get renewed (and it will), RSL also says he "assumes" that he'll sign back on, but he "can't say for sure." It's time to start the "Don't go, Wilson!" campaign down in the comments.

The X Factor: Who wants to sit behind a table all day and listen to people sing? Not Simon Cowell. But after nine seasons of American Idol, who can blame him? Today, Fox announced they will have recording booths (called MyStudio) set up all across the country so contestants can record their a cappella auditions that will be sent to producers for review. For the full list of MyStudio locations, visit www.fox.com/theXfactor. As for judges, Simon revealed today that "Fergie's name has been put forward" and just today, Gloria Estafan auditioned for a spot on the judging panel.

Smallville: The return of all-new episodes is just around the corner (one week!), and EW.com has a trailer for the home stretch of season 10. Keep a sharp eye out for our exclusive Q&A with writer-producer Kelly Souders. She had lots to say about Clark and Lois, or "Clois" for all you shippers.

Showtime The network just announced 12 episode orders for two news shows: Homeland, a psychological thriller starring Claire Danes as a CIA officer "battling her own demons" as she investigates a possible set up involving al-Qaida; and House of Lies, a half-hour comedy revolving around the cutthroat world of consulting. Kristen Bell and Don Cheadle are starring in House of Lies, alongside Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson.

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