Bravo Orders Another Season of Real Housewives of NJ Drama
Get ready for more Real Housewives table flipping!
The Bravo network announced plans Tuesday to air new episodes in 2010 to kick off the show's second season. Production is currently underway and while no cast members are specifically named, Bravo reports that "everyone's favorite Jersey Girls are back."
The Real Housewives of New Jersey's first season averaged 2.55 million viewers per week and its reunion, which aired over two weeks in June, was the most watched Housewives reunion special to date.
Tensions among the cast members have run high since last summer's finale episodes aired, with the women at odds over a book about cast member Danielle Staub's crime-ridden past
Cast member Jacqueline Laurita was the only woman to come to Staub's defense during an explosive dinner scene during which Housewife Teresa Guidice famously flipped over a table in anger.
After the show aired, Laurita - who famously betrayed her sisters-in-laws Dina and Caroline Manzo by claiming that Dina uncovered the book about Staub's past - told Us Weekly she and Staub no longer speak.
(Last summer, federal court records surfaced detailing Staub's deep involvement in a kidnapping plot, a $24,000 drug deal and an "escort service" - all of which she denies.)
"I am not friends with Danielle," Laurita emphatically told Us.
Adds the mother-of-three (who welcomed a boy, Nicholas, in June): "She has never seen the baby, nor will I ever show her. I learned my family was right about her all along."