Real Housewives Of NJ Breaks Records, Adds New Episodes (Plus, Reunion Preview)

Over 4.6 million viewers watched the finale of Real Housewives of New Jersey Tuesday—making Bravo the #1-rated television network that night, according to Nielsen—and resulting in four new episodes of the show to air in the coming weeks.

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The first season of New Jersey—which only had a run of six episodes—was the highest rated series out of the entire Real Housewives franchise. In fact, the finale was the highest-rated Tuesday telecast for Bravo since a 2003 episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Knowing the hit Bravo has on its hands, four new episodes (a reunion preview, above left) of RHONJ will air over the next two weeks:

"THE LAST SUPPER," Thursday, June 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT – It was a dinner unlike any other. "The Last Supper" features never-before-seen footage, new commentary from the Jersey Housewives and their families, and a shocking post-dinner gathering that has to be seen to be believed.

"REUNION: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS PART ONE," Tuesday, June 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT – The ladies sit down with Bravo's Andy Cohen, for part one of this explosive reunion special.

"REUNION: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS PART TWO," Thursday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT – A reunion special so juicy it needed two episodes – watch what happens as the Jersey ladies finally let it all out on the table.

"THE LOST FOOTAGE" – Thursday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT – Bubbies, Botox and Books – the ladies from Jersey had their share of drama, but we could only fit so much into each episode. "The Real Housewives of New Jersey – The Lost Footage" features new moments from season one with Housewives Caroline, Dina, Jacqueline, Teresa and Danielle.

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DISCUSSION

bluesbelle
bluesbelle

I really like Dina. I don't think she's a bitch. I like her relationship with her daughter and love the way they joke around. It's loving and friends like at times, but she doesn't forget that she is the mother (cough, cough Danielle). She's nurturing.

I also don't think she was out to get Danielle. Danielle clearly admired her and wanted to befriend her, and Dina just wasn't interested and what's wrong with that? If you don't like someone, you shouldn't feel obliged to be friends. I think once Danielle saw that Dina wasn't interested in her, she fantasized that Dina hated her and was out to get her (and from what I saw, Dina didn't have enough passion for Danielle to expend any of her energy on her).

Dina seems good natured and matter of fact to me.