The Real Housewives Of New Jersey or RHONJ premiered on May 12th, 2009. The show has since become very popular as more and more people tune in to watch the American reality TV series, which is the fourth installment of The Real Housewives franchise. The show was successful enough to spawn two spin offs, Manzo’d With Children and Teresa Checks In. RHONJ is known for its drama and gossip which makes the show incredibly entertaining for its viewers. The show is no different from any of the others in the successful Real Housewives franchise, which is what makes it so successful.
The show premiered on the Bravo network and has eleven seasons. It focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Some of the other shows part of the franchise are, The Real Housewives Of Orange County, The Real Housewives Of New York City and The Real Housewives Of Atlanta.
The cast of the most recent, eleventh season, consisted of Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs, Jennifer Aydin and Jackie Goldschneider. Previously featured cast includes original housewives, Dina Cantin, Jaqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo and Danielle Staub, and subsequent housewives, Kathy Wakile, Teresa Aprea, Amber Marchese, Nicole Napolitano and Siggy Flicker.
For the first time in the Real Housewives franchise, in the first season season oh RHONJ, the cast members were related to one another. Caroline Manzo and Dina Cantin were sisters who were at the time married to brothers Albert and Tommy Manzo, while Laurita is married to Caroline and Dina’s brother, Chris Laurita. Later Dina and Tommy decided to separate, and she departed the series after the seventh episode of the second season. Staub also left the show after the second season. The third season introduced new housewives, Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile. The third season premiere was the highest rated in Bravo’s history and the Real Housewives franchise at the time. Caroline Manzo and Laurita left the show after the fifth season and Jennifer Dalton joined the cast as a friend.
Dina Cantin returned in the sixth season along with new cast members, Amber Marchese, Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano. Wakile was demoted to a friend of the housewives role and Laurita appeared as a guest. Aprea, Napolitano and Dina Cantin left the show after the sixth season, while Marchese was fired. Laurita returned in the seventh season along with new cast members, Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker, and Wakile and Rosie Pierri appeared as friends of the housewives. Aprea and Napolitano also appeared as guests. Laurita, Wakile and Pierri appeared last on this season of the show. Staub returned as a friend of the housewives in the eighth season.
Margaret Josephs joined the cast in the eighth season. Flicker left the show later on. Jennifer Aydin and Jackie Goldschneider joined the cast in the ninth season, and Staub returned as a friend once again. She appeared last on the tenth season of the show, as she announced her resignation from the show for the second time.
Season 11 Recap
The filming for the eleventh season was postponed by Bravo in March 2020, due to the pandemic. The season eventually premiered on February 17th, 2021. The show followed its usual format where it focuses on the personal and professional lives of the housewives. The season finale begins with Teresa opening the door to find Luis, after which go on a date together and the pair seem happy. While, Bill and Jennifer have a romantic dinner together because their daughter, Olivia, wanted them to do something nice together after all the drama with Jennifer’s parents. Bill officially proposes to Jennifer for the first time with a canary yellow diamond ring.
Melissa and Joe’s made up story continues as the pair bicker about Joe’s behavior towards Dolores at the other party. Then Melissa tells him to keep his mouth shut at the Halloween party in order to prevent any more drama. Most he season finale takes place at Marge’s big birthday and Halloween party for Joe Benigno and everyone showed up in costume. Melissa and Joe dress as mermaid and merman, Jackie and Evan dress as Cher and Sonny, Teresa dresses as cotton candy, Dolores and Frank dress as a plastic surgery victim and Joe Exotic, Jennifer and Bill dress as JLo and Prince and Marge and Joe B. dress as Morticia and Gomez from The Addams Family.
Marge eventually began judging the others and policing them for drinking, and she also made a few comments about Jennifer getting drunk on Tequila. Eventually the topic which everyone was trying to avoid did come, which was the way Joe Gorga treated Dolores. Marge had been going around calling him chauvinistic behind his back, which also came up. Joe and Melissa get annoyed with all of this. Marge and Joe began fighting about that, his relationship with Melissa and accusation of him holding her back. This spread like wildfire to Dolores and Melissa, who confronted Dolores and told her and the other women to back off. She tells them that she does not want them to call Joe chauvinistic even if she agreed with them.
Meanwhile, Bill tells Joe that they should listen to the women if they say he is being inconsiderate. Eventually Melissa and Joe storm out in a way which makes us think that they might finally actually end their marriage. The finale was a bit rushed towards the end and we think a longer finale would have been better. We do not think that Melissa and Joe will actually get a divorce though. Bill as usual comes of as the best husband in the show after the finale as well. And even though Marge seems to be wrong most of the time we are proud of her for calling out Joe for the way he behaved. He did deserve what he got. However, she was wrong to shame Jennifer for drinking as she did not misbehave at all.
RHONJ Premiere Date 2022
The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Season 12 will premiere on February 1st, 2022. Bravo released the trailer for season 12 in December, 2021. We can be sure that things are about to get hot this summer in New Jersey. There is going to be a lot of unavoidable family tensions, erupting rivalries and there is also going to be an intense trip to Nashville involving a mechanical bull ride. The women will be going on an emotional journey throughout season 12. We will probably be able to cut the tension among the cast with a knife as usual.
Teresa Giudice, Jennifer Aydin, Melissa Gorga, Jackie Goldschneider, Margaret Josephs and Dolores Catania will all be back for the new season and will be joined by new cast member, Traci Johnson. The season will obviously feature a new of twists and turns especially with the new member of the cast. The show will air regularly on Bravo TV in the U.S. and it is available on a number of streaming platforms as well, which include, Sling TV, Fubo TV and HULU with live TV. U.K. viewers can watch it on Hayu a day after the episodes release in the U.S.
What to expect?
We can probably expect the usual dose of drama and gossip which we get from RHONJ in this season as well. It will be interesting to see how temperatures rise in New Jersey with the new season. We are excited to watch how the family tensions, rivalries and the trip to Nashville play out. It will also be interesting to watch what each of the women learn on their emotional journeys in this season. We hope we get to see some of the tensions between the cast being resolved as well. We are excited to see if Joe takes Bill’s advice and finally treats women in a more considerate manner. and if Melissa and Joe do finally end their marriage, though we highly doubt that.
We hope we get some amazing episodes from this season and get to see more of Bill. It will also be interesting to see if Marge has grown as a person at all and continues to stand up for the right things like she did with Joe. We hope Joe continues to get what he deserves if he does not change his ways. We also hope that Jennifer is no longer shamed for just having some harmless fun.