THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY RETURNS TO THE GARDEN STATE, BRINGING BIG DRAMA BACK TO BRAVO ON OCTOBER 4th.
The RHONJ is back! And this time so is a familiar face.
Teresa Guidice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, and Siggy Flicker return to the Real Housewives of New Jersey this fall. In addition to the Season 7 ladies, newcomer Margaret Josephs joins the cast for season eight, while OG New Jersey wife, Danielle Staub, returns as a “friend of the housewives.”
During Staub’s time on the show, she was the subject of gossip among her fellow Housewives and was the catalyst behind Guidice’s iconic table-flipping moment in the show’s first season finale. While the scene secured a place for Teresa as a matriarch and mainstay for the franchise, Staub’s time on the series didn’t last.
Eight years later, Staub and Guidice hit the refresh button on their friendship (must have been the “eclipse“). The pair have bonded over yoga, allowing Danielle to make a return to the series. Though the pair have made amends, the preview for the new season doesn’t leave Staub out of the drama. In a fiery debate with Catania and Flicker, Danielle is seen breaking glasses and screaming in what promises to be a tense scene. One that is sure to win Bravo the ratings it missed from the last few seasons of the Jersey franchise.
Newcomer Margaret Josephs also comes in hot this season. A lifestyle expert and TV personality who identifies as a “Power House in Pigtails,” it seems she isn’t playing nice with relationship guru Siggy. “I want to take her and pull on those pigtails until they come out of her head!” Flicker says, telling Josephs “You’re one of the ugliest human beings in the world for making fun of me.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey (RHONJ) season 8 premieres Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. More immediately, the network is airing The Real Housewives of New Jersey: How They Got Here special on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET.