Bravo wasted almost no time at all getting a new group of ladies together for “The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s” upcoming sixth season. Rather than just bring in one new person following the exit of Caroline Manzo, they are apparently going to be giving quite a few different cast members a try.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, twins Nicole and Teresa Napolitano are set to join the cast (a first for the franchise, and they will be joined by none other than their own friend in Amber Marchese. One of the interesting things about this casting news is that Andy Cohen is not looking to trick or pull the rug out from under any new cast members. Thanks to them having some common allies, they will immediately have a role on the show and a voice for some key arguments.
There are also reports out there that Teresa Giudice (pending legal matters) and Melissa Gorga are also going to be returning to the show for more, which is probably a mistake since all we’ve seen of them is that they will scream at each other and cry about the family falling apart. (Oh, and at some point Melissa will probably record another song for that “music career.”)
While Kathy Wakile’s future for the time being does seem to be uncertain, the rumor mill is suggesting that Jacqueline Laurita could be done with the show now, as well, after being a part of it since the very beginning. Given that she has a young son with autism, we could understand her wanting to focus her energy more on raising him than dealing with petty arguments that really don’t matter. While this is a great platform for business reasons, at the same time it’s almost a little frustrating how time and time again, nobody ever gets along or comes across looking very good. Maybe the new cast members can turn that around, and make this more into the “Orange County” show, where we find there is a nice mixture of humor to go along with some of the more emotional moments.
What do you think about all of this news? In case you haven’t heard much news yet about Caroline’s exit, click here to see why she is making this move to leave now.