Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey

The Real Housewives of New Jersey is a Bravo TV show which follows a small handful of women - with expensive tastes and over-the-top personalities - in their day to day lives. What makes the Real Housewives of New Jersey so appealing to viewers is the unique cast of characters including Teresa Giudice, a 40-year-old woman who lives with her husband Joe and their four children; Jacqueline Laurita, a stay-at-home mom who lives with her husband Chris and their daughter; and Caroline Manzo, the oldest of the housewives who's been married for the better part of three decades.

The first two seasons of the show also featured Dina Manzo and Danielle Staub. They were replaced in season 3 by Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile.

One thing that makes The Real Housewives of New Jersey unique in the "Housewives" franchise is the fact that all seven of the women who have served in the title roles are related either by blood or by marriage, making their interpersonal relationships seem less contrived than on many reality TV shows where strangers are thrown into a situation to see what happens.

The most famous of the housewives is Teresa Guidice, who most frequently serves in the leading role, although the show is designed to be about all five women in equal share. Guidice, a loud brunette woman with strong opinions and even stronger emotions, is an author and small business owner.

Original episodes air Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Bravo
9 Seasons, 172 Episodes
May 12, 2009
Cast: Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita, Joe Giudice
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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Full Episode Guide

  • In the final part of the reunion, Teresa addresses the state of her marriage to Joe Giudice. Meanwhile, the husbands make a hilarious appearance when they join their wives, but the levity is short lived when Danielle arrives and her feud with Margaret escalates.

  • Jackie and Teresa's argument boils over; Joe and Melissa defend themselves against Teresa's accusations; Jennifer defends her parenting and her marriage; Teresa shocks Andy and the ladies when she reveals her true feelings about Joe's deportation.

  • Teresa and her husband fight to keep their family intact as they embark on a public legal battle for their freedom. Teresa's oldest friend and veteran housewife Dina returns to help her soul-sister.

  • Dolores makes an important decision about Frank. Melissa's search for her sister leads to a shocking discovery. Jennifer's anniversary party becomes the site of a final group showdown as the ladies try to convince Teresa to remove Danielle from their social circle.

  • After a night of confrontations and one broken glass, the ladies return home with a clear division between the group; as Margaret prepares for her Hospital Heroes event, Melissa continues to search for answers about her father.

  • As the Cabo trip continues, Teresa reveals her true feelings about Joe returning home. Meanwhile, the ladies are forced to take sides when Margaret throws out shocking accusations about Jennifer while Danielle tries to get Teresa on her good side.

  • Teresa's fitness competition is finally here and Melissa makes a surprising discovery about her parents' marriage. As the ladies take off for Cabo for some fun in the sun, tensions between Margaret and Danielle threaten to ruin the entire trip.

  • Jackie hosts a trip to a vineyard for some much-needed bonding time; Jennifer attacks Jackie for writing an article about her family; Margaret calls Jennifer's brother's fiancé a "mail-order bride;" Teresa throws a song release party for Milania.

  • As Jennifer departs for Turkey to celebrate her brother's engagement, Danielle sends Margaret a text that could end their forever friendship. Dolores hosts a charity event for women in needs of pampering and Melissa finds out how Joe really feels about their daughter Antonia taking over the family business.

  • The feud between Teresa and Jackie threatens to upset little Joey's communion. Jennifer is offended when she discovers that Jackie has written an article about her family and Dolores enlists Margaret's help to plan an event for the homeless shelter she volunteers. Meanwhile, Milania expresses interests in a rapping career, as she copes with her detained father.

  • Tensions between Margaret and Danielle rise as Danielle's wedding demands drive Margaret wild. As Jennifer's family celebrates her brother's engagement, Jackie meets with Dolores to try to understand what makes Teresa tick.

  • Margaret hosts a brunch leading to a big blowup; Teresa, Melissa, Joe Gorga, and Margaret head to Danielle's wedding, but tensions run high between Teresa and her brother; Melissa worries their family drama could ruin Danielle's special day.

  • Teresa and Joe embark on a public legal battle to keep their family intact.

  • Teresa and her husband fight to keep their family intact as they embark on a public legal battle for their freedom; Teresa's friend and veteran housewife, Dina, returns to help her, but ends up revealing her own private pain; Dina attempts to face her fear of dating in the 21st century; Melissa partners with her husband, hoping to begin a career in the sanitation business; and Melissa's friend from the past, Amber, tries to rekindle their friendship, but stirs up trouble in the process.

  • Teresa and husband Joe fight to keep their family intact as they embark on a public legal battle for their freedom. Teresa's oldest friend and veteran housewife, Dina, returns to help her soul sister.

  • As tensions mount between Melissa and Teresa, all the ladies head out on a girls' trip to a cattle ranch in Oklahoma. Jackie shares shocking personal details and Melissa reveals a family secret, leading Teresa to explode and forcing all the ladies to choose sides in an epic argument between the two sisters-in-law.

  • Dolores hosts a hatchet throwing party, giving the ladies a chance to take out some serious aggression; Teresa reignites the Gorga and Giudice's feud by criticizing her brother; and Margaret prepares for an important business trip as her mother gets ready for a facelift.

  • With less than a year left in Joe Giudice's prison sentence, Teresa is coming into her own when she decides to enter a bodybuilding competition against her husband's wishes. Meanwhile, Margaret begins to feel the effects of aging as her mother begins a round of plastic surgery procedures. Dolores is struggling to forgive Frank after discovering he has been keeping secrets from her. Later, Melissa celebrates her birthday but drama between Dolores and Danielle worries her.

  • A Gorga/Giudice Easter celebration gets completely out of control. Margaret and Siggy show BFF potential at a photo shoot. Danielle crosses the line in the Gorga's Restaurant bathroom. Gia reveals her true feelings about her dad returning home.

  • Teresa accuses Kim D of being a "Madam." Danielle faces off with Dolores face off. Later, the women revisit their trip to Italy where one comment about Hitler changed the nature of their friendships.

  • The ladies of Jersey come back together to work out their differences, relive their funniest moments, and reflect on the loss of Teresa's mom. A surprise comes when Kim D arrives, forcing the ladies to take sides and pushing Teresa to her limit.

  • Teresa visits her husband in prison and plans to demand an apology. Dolores receives advice from her ex-husband about her boyfriend, while Danielle's boyfriend decides to take their relationship to the next level. Margaret celebrates her birthday and Siggy has a mishap that makes some of the women question her honesty. As the ladies reunite for one last time, unexpected alliances form.

  • Teresa models in a photo shoot, and Dolores takes her son on a college tour. The Gorgas prepare for their restaurant opening, and Danielle receives some closure she has been wanting.

  • Margaret tries to mend her friendship with Siggy; Margaret and Danielle go to a shoe factory to develop Margaret's shoe line; Dolores and Melissa have a heart to heart; Joe checks in with the Guidice kids.

  • Trying to fix their fractured friendship the girls take a trip to Milan, Italy, but the tensions lead to a blow up fight that may divide the girls forever. Meanwhile, back in Jersey, Joe has a guy’s night.

  • While at Siggy's retreat, the girls delve deep into their personal issues: Margaret opens up about her relationship with her step-kids and Teresa talks about her resentment towards Joe. Later, back in Jersey, Dolores plans a charity event and Teresa seeks advice from Siggy about her book. Meanwhile, Melissa and Margaret plan a fun surprise for all the ladies but tensions flare when Siggy and Dolores confront Teresa with a rumor they heard from Kim D.

  • As Teresa and Dolores try to repair their fragile friendship, Dolores drops a bomb on Teresa regarding Danielle.

  • Teresa takes her daughters and her dad on vacation to Puerto Rico, but the fun quickly turns into family turmoil.

  • As Dolores begins to get serious with her new boyfriend, Siggy comes up with a plan for dealing with her empty nest syndrome. Margaret starts developing a shoe line while Teresa, Melissa, and Joe prepare for the Gorga's tasting party. Melissa and Teresa get into a huge fight.

  • As the Gorga's restaurant opening approaches, tension mounts between Melissa and Teresa as they are forced to work together professionally.

  • Margaret throws a launch party for her purse line, but Siggy and Dolores refuse to attend; Teresa begins to work on a new book; Joe makes a business decision without consulting Melissa; Frank and Dolores spar over the best way to handle Frankie.

  • After a fight on their trip to Boca, Siggy and Dolores have aligned themselves against Teresa and Melissa in an argument. As the girls grow closer to Margaret, the rift between Margaret and Siggy turns ugly. Meanwhile, Dolores deals with the challenges of having her ex-husband and their son under the same roof for the first time in 18 years; and Joe Gorga tries to spend more time with his father, helping him deal with the loss of his wife.

  • As Teresa struggles with the loss of her mom and the reality of being a single parent with Joe still in prison, her friends plan a weekend getaway to Boca Raton to try to give her some rest and relaxation.

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'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Cast Member Wants Out

"Real Housewives Of New Jersey" cast member Jacqueline Laurita has followed a "New York" housewife's suit and announced publicly that she wants off the Garden State edition. Laurita currently has a six-season deal but made it known via Twitter that she won't be making anything but sporadic appearances starting with the upcoming Season Four.

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