The Real Housewives of New Jersey (abbreviated RHONJ) is an American reality television series that premiered on May 12, 2009, on Bravo. Developed as the fourth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, it has aired ten seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in New Jersey.
The current cast consists of Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs, Jennifer Aydin and Jackie Goldschneider. Previously-featured cast members include original cast members Danielle Staub, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo and Dina Manzo; and later additions Kathy Wakile, Teresa Aprea, Amber Marchese, Nicole Napolitano, and Siggy Flicker.
The success of the show has resulted in the spin-offs Manzo'd with Children and Teresa Checks In.