Credit: MTV

Air Date: Thursday 2/2

Us Rating: **

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and her Seaside Heights roomies rejoice over someone's momentous return tonight. (Guess who?) Their exhausing antics, however, dwarf the sentiment. Whereas TV's party-wild buddies once offered vicarious thrills, their boozing and blabbering hit pathetic lows this time, particularly when the increasingly weird Mike "The Situtation" Sorrentino again suspects plotting against him. (Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio rightly calls him "a broken record.") Not fun. (MTV, 10 p.m.)