Sorry, Bravo fans, but you might be losing a housewife: Real Housewives of New Jersey 's Caroline Manzo won't be returning for season six, according to Us Weekly via multiple sources. But who will hold that big, constantly fighting TV family together now? Only time will tell. It's a move that will surely stir the Real Housewives pot all the more, with fellow New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband very possibly headed to prison on charges of fraud. Manzo — a married mother of three — acted as a matriarch of sorts on the show, talking tough and taking crap from no one. Her sister, Dina Manzo, has already parted ways with the show.
It should also be noted that Manzo's not making this move as an effort to get away from reality TV, or from Bravo: She's already filming the pilot for her new reality show Manzo'd With Children, which will feature Manzo herself, her husband, her three kids, and her sister Fran.
Real Housewives of New Jersey as it currently stands (the season finale airs this Sunday) stars five main women, one of which (Manzo) is reportedly leaving and one of which is facing imminent jail-time. It's yet to be seen whether Bravo will try to turn the Giudices' possible prison time into a reality TV plot in this Orange is the New Black-loving TV universe.