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The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Season 1: Episode 3 -- For the New Jersey housewives, being fabulous is all about being a great mom and a great friend, but when Danielle invites all the ladies over for a Mom's Night Out Spa Party  - the party goes from fabulous to frightening.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Season 1: Episode 2 -- Not only are the ladies bringing out the drama, but the kids are piling it on too. Jacqueline is upset over her daughter's declining grades, while Teresa and her daughter Gia receive some exciting news about an upcoming audition.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Season 1: Episode 1 -- The hair is big, but the drama is bigger. Catch the premiere episode!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey -- The 'Wives head down South, and an old friend returns...
The Real Housewives of New Jersey -- Find out the status of Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice's friendship.

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7 April 2009 (USA) See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 24)

Teresa Giudice ... Herself (91 episodes, 2009-2014)

Jacqueline Laurita ... Herself (81 episodes, 2009-2014)

Caroline Manzo ... Herself (81 episodes, 2009-2014)

Melissa Gorga ... Herself (67 episodes, 2011-2014)
Kathy Wakile ... Herself (53 episodes, 2011-2014)

Dina Manzo ... Herself (38 episodes, 2009-2014)
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Series Directed by
Manny Rodriguez (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Writing credits
Scott Dunlop (81 episodes, 2009-2012)

Series Produced by
Scott Dunlop .... executive producer (82 episodes, 2009-2012)
Sezin Cavusoglu .... associate producer / supervising producer / ... (48 episodes, 2009-2013)
Jen Walter .... line producer (43 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nate Green .... executive producer (40 episodes, 2011-2012)
Lauren Volonakis .... associate producer (38 episodes, 2011-2012)
Michelle Kongkasuwan .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (34 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jacob Huddleston .... associate story producer / associate producer / ... (33 episodes, 2009-2012)
Debbie Levin .... supervising producer / senior producer (29 episodes, 2011-2012)
Caroline Self .... story producer / supervising producer / ... (25 episodes, 2009-2012)
Carlos R. King .... field producer / producer / ... (24 episodes, 2009-2012)
Lucilla D'Agostino .... co-executive producer (23 episodes, 2009-2012)
Tamar Kuznick .... line producer (21 episodes, 2009-2012)
Lenid Rolov .... executive producer / story producer (21 episodes, 2009-2012)
Melanie Switzer-Reilly .... producer (21 episodes, 2011-2012)
Cat Rodriguez .... co-executive producer (20 episodes, 2010)
Patrick Roaldsen .... coordinating producer (20 episodes, 2011-2012)
Rasheed J. Daniel .... producer (19 episodes, 2011)
Jaime Wilson .... story associate producer (18 episodes, 2009-2012)
Valerie Haselton .... executive producer (17 episodes, 2009-2012)
Nikki Dosedel McMorrow .... development producer / story producer (17 episodes, 2011-2013)
Todd Radnitz .... executive producer (17 episodes, 2013)
Christian Barcellos .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2009-2012)
Andy Cohen .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2009-2012)
Shari Levine .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jaclyn Stemple .... producer / senior post producer (14 episodes, 2009-2012)
Morgan Miller .... associate producer (14 episodes, 2013)
Rebecca Toth Diefenbach .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Gil Ilan .... field producer (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Chris Wereski .... associate producer / segment producer (13 episodes, 2013)
Nina Diaz .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Michelle Phillips .... producer (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Michael Hong .... supervising producer (12 episodes, 2013)
Angela Castro .... field producer (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Erika Clarke .... field producer / post producer (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Cosmo DeCeglie .... line producer (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Dave Erickson .... producer (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Brooke Gaston .... producer (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Allie Rubinoff .... associate field producer (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Elizabeth Wade .... associate producer / associate field producer / ... (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Aimee Brillhart .... associate producer (10 episodes, 2009-2012)
Meredith Prunkard .... story producer (10 episodes, 2009-2012)
Erica Forstadt .... story producer / producer (9 episodes, 2009)
Eric G. Duncan .... field producer (9 episodes, 2012)
Real Housewives of New Jersey .... line producer (9 episodes, 2013)
Isabel Vervoordt .... segment producer (9 episodes, 2013)
Rebecca Toth .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2010)
Tracey Cuesta .... supervising producer: Dominican Republic (6 episodes, 2011)
Jeffrey Kroitsch .... story producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Abby Hoyt .... line producer (5 episodes, 2013)
Richelle Rogers .... producer (5 episodes, 2013)
Sarah Carney .... story producer (4 episodes, 2010)
Krista Chael .... story producer (4 episodes, 2010)
Erin Shea .... story producer (4 episodes, 2010)
Kevin Nibley .... story producer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Original Music by
David Vanacore (87 episodes, 2009-2013)
Craig Sharmat (10 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Cinematography by
Amy Hall (53 episodes, 2009-2012)
Matt Elkind (14 episodes, 2009-2012)
Christian Mack (14 episodes, 2009-2012)
Max Fuchs (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Joshua Mayes (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jack Reichert (9 episodes, 2009-2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Michael Hong (19 episodes, 2009-2012)
Scott Martin (19 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jocelyn Rose Tarquini (18 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jason Spencer (18 episodes, 2012)
Jaclyn Stemple (17 episodes, 2009-2012)
Julie A. Naff (16 episodes, 2009-2012)
Tracy Baumgardner (14 episodes, 2009-2012)
Kevin Nibley (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Rachel Vasey (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Shannon Baker (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Katriona Macnab (11 episodes, 2010-2012)
Timothy Dixon (10 episodes, 2009-2012)
Thomas Reuther (10 episodes, 2009-2012)
Paul Loomis (9 episodes, 2009-2012)
Julie Podolsky (8 episodes, 2009-2012)
Kathryn Moore (6 episodes, 2010)
Frank Perrotto (6 episodes, 2012)
Gabi Biasizzo (3 episodes, 2010)
Brian Freundlich (3 episodes, 2010)
Caroline Self (2 episodes, 2011)
Charlie Dugan (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Makeup Department
Laura L. Koski .... hair stylist / makeup artist (16 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jacqui Phillips .... makeup department head (16 episodes, 2009-2012)
Paul Menoscal .... hair stylist / makeup artist (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jen Rasa .... hair stylist / makeup artist (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Tiffany Waddell .... hair stylist / makeup artist (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Portia Peters .... hair stylist / makeup artist (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Alison McCrudden .... hair stylist / makeup artist (5 episodes, 2010)
Evelyn Cruz .... hair stylist / makeup artist (4 episodes, 2010)
Stephanie Flor .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Jaclyn Stemple .... post-production supervisor (18 episodes, 2009-2012)
Neetu Chopra .... production manager (15 episodes, 2009-2012)
Ben Howard .... post-production supervisor (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Silvia Holmes .... director of production / head of production (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Victoria Carrow .... production manager (5 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Troeger .... director: additional photography unit (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Bryan Dembinski .... sound supervisor (37 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mike Silvestri .... sound mixer (37 episodes, 2011-2012)
Danna Feintuch .... sound mixer / sound supervisor (21 episodes, 2009-2013)
Casey Sweten .... sound mixer (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Andy Day .... sound mixer (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Joram Schwartz .... sound mixer (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
David Sisserman .... sound mixer (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Erik Whitestone .... supervising soound editor (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jason Perez .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2012)
Sisse Johnssen .... audio assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jim McGibbon .... camera operator / assistant camera (51 episodes, 2011-2013)
Justin DuBose .... day player camera operator (21 episodes, 2011)
Cory Dross .... assistant camera (19 episodes, 2012)
John Acosta .... camera operator (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Peter J. Babington .... camera operator (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Michelle Curcio .... assistant camera (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Ittai Eshed .... assistant camera (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Constantine Economides .... assistant camera (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
David Heide .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Sam Henriquez .... assistant camera (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jake Loyd .... camera operator / additional camera operator (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jennifer Johnson .... gaffer / lighting director (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Trevor Velin .... camera operator / additional camera operator (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Nicholas Giaquinto .... jib assistant (10 episodes, 2009)
Arnie Itzkowitz .... aerial videographer (10 episodes, 2009)
Adam Troeger .... jib arm operator / jib camera operator (10 episodes, 2009)
Amy Hall .... additional camera operator (8 episodes, 2009-2012)
Brandon W. Ziegenfuss .... additional camera operator (8 episodes, 2009-2012)
Adam Szulewski .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2013)
Tony Morales .... camera operator / additional camera operator (6 episodes, 2009-2012)
Dave Strevens .... camera operator / additional camera operator (6 episodes, 2009-2012)
Julian 'Champ' Williams .... assistant camera (5 episodes, 2011)
Malcolm Serrette .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2012)
Craig Beck .... additional camera operator (4 episodes, 2010)
Jason LaManna .... additional camera operator (4 episodes, 2010)
Chris Varga .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2012)
Gus Arvanitopolous .... best boy grip (2 episodes, 2009)
Patricia Clark .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2009)
J.M. Hurley .... digital imaging technician (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting Department
Allie Nelson .... casting associate (22 episodes, 2012)
Roxane Davis .... casting producer (10 episodes, 2013)
Amy Frank .... casting (9 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Editorial Department
Yun Kim .... assistant editor (18 episodes, 2009-2012)
Claudia Odiaka .... assistant editor (18 episodes, 2009-2012)
Peter Osinski .... assistant editor (18 episodes, 2013)
Brian Krist .... assistant editor (17 episodes, 2009-2012)
Lauren McGuiness .... assistant editor (17 episodes, 2009-2012)
Paul Loomis .... additional editor (14 episodes, 2010)
Jacob Huddleston .... post-production coordinator (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jeffrey Hearn .... post-production assistant (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Dan Rafeld .... post-production assistant / additional editor (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Shannon Wilson .... post-production coordinator (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jaclyn Stemple .... on-line editor (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Megan Bovine Sullivan .... on-line editor (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Julie Podolsky .... on-line editor (10 episodes, 2009-2012)
Pierre Stefanos .... additional editor (7 episodes, 2010)
Jocelyn Rose Tarquini .... additional editing (5 episodes, 2010)
Scott Martin .... additional editor / additional editing (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Shannon Baker .... additional editor (4 episodes, 2010)
Brian Freundlich .... additional editor (4 episodes, 2010)
Taylor Lucy .... post-production assistant (4 episodes, 2010)
Jess Robinson .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2010)
Brian Turner .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2010)
Frank Perrotto .... additional editing by (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Bruce Aronson .... composer: additional music (56 episodes, 2009-2013)
John Nooney .... composer: additional music (15 episodes, 2010)
Aaron Kaplan .... composer: additional music (10 episodes, 2009)
Mark Petrie .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Nicole DiCicco .... transcription (40 episodes, 2010-2011)
Katie Barnes .... production coordinator / production assistant (40 episodes, 2011-2012)
Dan Rafeld .... field coordinator / production assistant (25 episodes, 2009-2012)
Valery Janvier .... assistant office coordinator / production assistant (24 episodes, 2009-2012)
Angie Renee Allen .... production coordinator (21 episodes, 2009-2012)
Chancelle Mafoua .... office production assistant / production coordinator (19 episodes, 2011)
Niki Barnes .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Eric Z. Camins .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Max Forman-Mullin .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Sarah Berge Giarraffa .... logger (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Nick Horton .... logger (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Lindsay Passet .... logger (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Ambre Thompson .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Larry Weisbaum .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2013)
Molly Evans .... logger (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Michael Alshooler .... logger (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Angela Conde .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jim Daley .... logger (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Trey Kirchoff .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Spencer McCormich .... logger (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Lucy Taylor .... logger (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Chantelle Geathers .... production coordinator (9 episodes, 2013)
Ayesha DeRaville .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Scott Dunlop .... source material (6 episodes, 2010)
Jacob Huddleston .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Leonardo Cuesta .... location manager: Dominican Republic (6 episodes, 2011)
Sean Reives .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2010)
James Adames .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Amanda Brueggeman .... field coordinator (4 episodes, 2010)
Jeremy Katz .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Brittany Benson .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Lori Gallati .... technical director (2 episodes, 2009)
Yazmin Ramos .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
James Ewert .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Pat Hroncich .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Thanks
Mark Behar .... the producers would like to acknowledge the assistance of (1 episode, 2012)
 

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41 out of 126 people found the following review useful.
No, the Sopranos had class! This is a train wreck! Please don't bring these women back!, 14 April 2009
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

3 of the housewives are related. Caroline is the elder sister in a family of 11, Italian. She is married to Albert Manzo who owns & operates the Brownstone in Paterson, NJ which regularly hosts wedding receptions. Carol and Al have 3 children. Chris & Lauren work at the Brownstone while one son is going to law school.

Her youngest sibling, Dina, is divorced & remarried to Caroline's brother-in-law. She has a teenage daughter and is an event planner at the Brownstone where she works with her husband & brother-in-law & other relatives.

The third wife is the sister-in-law and comes from Las Vegas. The fourth and fifth wives are the only ones who aren't related to the family but stir up trouble.

Teresa has three daughters and is married to a man who runs a construction company in NJ. The other wife is a divorced woman and mother of two girls who is seeking a man to take care of her, her daughters, and her lavish lifestyle.

I feel like the producers are aiming to maintain the Soprano stereotype about New Jersey. OKay, the first season is done & over with. I have to say that I'm relieved but it's painful to watch the reunion special. Only 4 are friends.

Danielle has been ostracized & vilified by Dina & Caroline Manzo for whatever reasons. Anyway, I hope the producers have some liability in creating this hostile environment for one of the women.

If I was Danielle who surprised everybody by being the breakout star of the show but she is vilified by the other women who can't stand to be in the same room with her. I have to say that they are not a bunch of roses. Caroline might call Danielle trash to her face but she's not much better being the interfering nuisance and control freak and the bully of the group. Her sister Dina is often the target of Danielle's attacks with good reason.

Dina paraded a book around the salon exposing Danielle's past life over 20 years ago as truth and tries to lie about it. Big sister bully Caroline covers up for her at a dinner party that Danielle and her daughters had to be there anyway.

The dinner party is now legendary with a table toss and almost Teresa ready to attack Danielle for ruining her party. What did Danielle do, she brought out the book that the other women including Caroline, Teresa, and Dina have already read and believed to be true.

There is some questionable credibility about the main source, her first husband, if you check personal reviews but not because of Danielle. The reviews have trounced his book as fiction and fabrication.

Okay, six episodes where Jacqueline, the sister-in-law, to Caroline and Dina tries to be Danielle's friend. Unfortunately, her sisters-in-law disapprove the relationship and pressure to chose between family and friend. After watching this season, I won't watch the next season. This season was ugly and not because of Danielle's antic but the overall mean-spirited nature of the other women except for Jacqueline who I feel sorry for.

She married Chris but married his sisters as well. If they had problems, it was long before Danielle came around. Caroline feels that Danielle is the sole cause of all their problems like the sibling relationship between her brother Chris and his sister Dina and his wife Jacqueline. It's sad to say that this happens in all families especially large-sized families. But my advice to Chris and Jacqueline, move your family away from Franklin Lakes.

It will never get better. Caroline, the unofficial matriarch, was first charming but suddenly she turned ugly too because of her actions and because she's lying at times.

Dina and her second husband Tommy were on the wedding episode on a cable show where they spent a million dollars. Her husband and brother-in-law both own the catering hall, The Brownstone, in Paterson, New Jersey and yet they spent a million dollars. Also Tommy admits to having two affairs during their five year relationship, I think he's probably at it again.

Dina and Caroline are both control freaks themselves. They are the bullies of the group and Jacqueline and Teresa follow them like sheep in a way. Teresa is a train wreck of epic proportions. She has three girls who she dresses identical. It's a no-no if you think about it.

She wants her oldest, Gia, to become a star rather than an actress going through the hard ropes. After being in a reality show, you really would want your daughter to do the conventional way by going to acting classes than auditions in New York City. Life is cruel and the business is probably the cruelest ever if you know about it. It's a heartless business and they can reject you. She reminds me of a pageant mother in the South who dresses her girls and sends them off to beauty pageants and spend enormous amount of money.

After this season, I don't have the stomach or the patience to watch this series anymore. I haven't been this embarrassed to be from New Jersey since McGreevey's resignation in 2004 and that's saying a lot about me. These women have to learn to work together on a show or forget about it. My main concern right now is for Danielle because their behavior is atrocious and malevolent and I know that because I have been an outsider my entire life.

If Bravo has any sense, they will try to fix it or forget about it and let time heal the wounds. Personally, I think they should all go on the Dr. Phil Show or Jerry Springer and have it out. I'm not looking forward to tomorrow night.

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