‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Star Caroline Manzo Lands Bravo Spinoff Pilot (Exclusive)

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Star Caroline Manzo Lands Bravo Spinoff Pilot (Exclusive)

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The reality star's family will be highlighted on the project called “Manzo'd With Children (Working Title)”

Caroline Manzo may be joining the “Real Housewives” elite who has landed their own spinoff series.

Bravo has given the green light to a pilot starring “The Real Housewives of New Jersey's” Caroline Manzo and her family, TheWrap has learned.

Under the working title, “Manzo'd With Children,” the pilot will follow the Housewife in her duties as the “ringleader of the crazy circus that is her Italian family.” Apparently, her adult children are driving her more nuts than ever: Albie is single and ready to mingle, Chris is eager to come up with the best idea since the stripper/car wash and Lauren is ready to entertain the idea of letting Vito put a ring on it.

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Plus, the pilot will include Caroline's sister, kooky Aunt Fran, who we met earlier this season on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” She continues to bring in an assortment of barnyard buddies to the house.

The show's logline reads: “It's one crowded house filled with personality, laughter and ham… in both pig and honey-baked forms.”

Manzo is an original cast member on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” which debuted in 2009. It airs its Season 5 finale on Sunday, Sept. 29. At 8/7c.

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If the pilot is ordered to series, Manzo will join the growing group of women who have landed spinoff series, including New York's Bethenny Frankel; Atlanta's NeNe Leakes, Kim Zolciak and Kandi Burruss; Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump; and Orange County's Tamra Barney.

Manzo is represented by APA.

  • Jim

    “Manzo’d With Children”

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      Who on this green earth thinks the public is interested in that hot mess of a fambly?

      • Jim

        She has a great rack. The others suck.

    • April Ciolek


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  • RRRobin

    Who on this green earth thinks the public is interested in that hot mess of a fambly?

  • LiLRedJenni

    Awesome! Excited to see it

  • Dorothy Coyne

    I am so happy for you, Caroline. You are my favorite character on RHNJ and I have always wished I could be as strong as you. Whatever you touch , it will turn to gold. Luck and God bless The Manzo family.

    • jo

      are you nuts??? what turns to gold??? 3 adults she calls kids really now .her wonderful life she claims is a mess. now she says she doesn't know al and he cheats on her. her kids cant do anything without her help. she is not someone to ask advice from. she makes up stuff as she goes along. one minute she tells the son to work hard and next she tells him to enjoy life. I was glad to hear Al tell her to shut the f up. she must drive him nuts. that's why he never goes home.

  • marytee

    I think it's great you are real .. There's really no one I rather watch than you … Bravo to you Caroline

    • Dox3jm

      I think I will throw up now! Caroline is the biggest fake and know it all that I have seen! Who really wants to see her dis functional family? No one!

      • BManzo

        Everyone will want to watch because she is amazing and you are seriously delusional for thinking otherwise!

        • April Ciolek

          She seems like a nice lady, but nobody wants to watch a show about a middle aged woman and her adult children.

      • pleasespeakup

        Seen enough these losers on RHONJ, I would rather bleach my eyeballs than subject myself to them again!

        • Jeannine Counsil

          Then don't watch! There is plenty of programming out there for you to complain about. Caroline is awesome!

  • Linda Crowe

    Should be called “Manzo's 3 Failed Kids”. All they do is come up with lame and tired ideas and then hit mom and dad up for money to fund them. They don't have an intelligent brain cell with all of them combined. LOL Definitely one to skip!

  • hobbyath

    let me tell you something – not watching

  • mechy1219

    Congratulations Caroline I wish you and your family all the best.

  • Sharon Swindler

    Caroline, my prayers are with you and I can't wait! You and your family will be a breath of fresh air! We Love You and your courage.

  • Janet

    Will never watch it.

  • Nicolina

    Seriously who cares ,bad enough we got Kartrashians clogging up the TV, now this family. Isn't there a gospel channel she can do her preaching on?

  • Huckster

    Caroline Manzo is the phoniest, most annoying, not to mention judgmental person with a cheating husband and ne'er do well children on tv..can't imagine anyone wanting to watch this hot mess.

    • jo

      soooooooooooooo true

  • Linda

    Kims daughter looks beautiful .

  • April Ciolek

    Sorry, but I won't be watching. I like Caroline fine (this season)…but these are not “children”. They're ADULTS. Manzo'd with….??

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    • Marie

      I agree, totally!

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  • jo

    that would really suck to watch the Manzo family.

  • Julie Elandt

    I was hoping that BRAVO would have gotten rid of her last season, now your telling me they gave her a show of her own???? I know it will fail and I hope she is off the air very soon. MRS. KNOW IT ALL!!!!!! She's an IDIOT!!!

    • Marie

      Yes, I agree her show will fail!

  • “Pecan Sensation”

    Wow! lets all hide behind postings.. slamming people who you all know you're going to watch!! Carolina has moxie!! moving on from that, who is the step monster for the kardashians? who claims to have been defamed? how can you be defamed when no one on the Bravo TV carnival! knows of her.

  • Marni Pharis

    I love Caroline and her family. She has been the voice of reason through many disputes on the show. She always comes across as passionate for her family, down to earth and not phony. I disagree with some of the comments left here and I will watch her show.

  • Dorothy Coyne

    This is America. We can watch whatever we like. Please turn the channel if Caroline bothers you. Is it really necessary to bash people because you do not like me Weare obviously attracted to different personalities. Good luck with your choices. I really mean it. As for me I wish I could win a contest and meet her one day.

  • ilovepugs541

    Yayyy…It will be a great show with Caroline and the rest of her family. She has so much heart and fun that she brings to Real Housewives of NJ. That program will never be the same but the new show will be a hit.


    OMG!!!! I always mute or fast forward when Caroline & her kids are on the show they are so irrellevant. Story line is dead! Her head is always hurting & she sits there & act like her family shit dont stink! BRAVO Really??????

  • mommick

    No one needs to be exposed to Caroline Manzo ‘s tyrants anymore.