If you need some more drama in your primetime programming, the ladies of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey are sure to please. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect from each of the Real Housewives of New Jersey this season. The new season premieres tonight at 10 p.m.
Caroline Manzo – Caroline continues to be the ultimate mama bear character (she described her family as “thick as thieves” in a very “Godfather-type moment last season), and in the pilot episode she declares: “When it comes to my family, there’s a connection and a bond that cannot be broken by anyone.” In the season 2 pilot we also see her boasting about her husband Albert’s recent drastic weight loss, a storyline that will be explored throughout the season.
Danielle Staub — Last season’s villainess is back — more of an outcast than ever. This time around, though, she seems to be relishing in the drama of it all (with a particular vendetta against Caroline). While her salacious and mysterious past was the focus of Season 1, this season it’ll be more about getting back into the inner circle.
Dina Manzo — Though details are blurry, Dina’s sister, Caroline, has alluded to the fact that Dina was personally hurt by Danielle’s action outside of the show. But this season, she seems to be the only Housewife who’s uninterested in bashing Danielle and attempting to put it all behind her, in a rather Zen way. Can it last? Only time will tell. Expect to see less of Dina this season. As she’s explained she was “really busy.”
Jacqueline Laurita— The meekest of the Housewives, Jacqueline will be conflicted about her friendship with Danielle once again. This time, the anti-Danielle sentiment is not coming just from sister-in-laws Dina and Caroline but from her husband, Chris. The big news for Jacqueline this season is that she has a new son, named Nicholas, who was born in June, after years of unsuccessful attempts at childbearing.
Teresa Giudice — The Housewife who will be forever associated with a table-flipping scene in the Season 1 finale,looks geared up for more drama. The super-flashy Jersey girl will welcome a fourth daughter — Audriana — this season. But her kids aren’t her only focus — aside from focusing energy on her hatred for fellow Housewife Danielle, she’s also working on an online boutique called TG Fabulicious and an upcoming book on healthy Italian cooking, “Skinny Italian,” out this month.