The Real Housewives of New Jersey is an American reality television series that premiered on Bravo on May 13, 2009. The series is part of the Real Housewives franchise, and chronicles the lives of several women who reside in the New Jersey area.
The current cast members are:
- Teresa Giudice
- Melissa Gorga
- Dolores Catania
- Margaret Josephs
- Jennifer Aydin
- Danielle Cabral
- Rachel Fuda
The show has been praised for its authenticity and for showcasing the lives of real women. However, it has also been criticized for its focus on drama and for its portrayal of women.
In 2013, Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice were indicted on federal fraud charges. The couple pleaded guilty and served time in prison. The scandal was a major storyline on the show, and it helped to boost ratings.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is one of the most popular shows on Bravo. It has been nominated for several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program.
Here are some reviews of the show:
- “The Real Housewives of New Jersey is a guilty pleasure that’s hard to resist.” – The New York Times
- “The show is a train wreck, but it’s also strangely addictive.” – Entertainment Weekly
- “The Real Housewives of New Jersey is a must-watch for anyone who loves reality TV.”