Manzo'd with Children

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Manzo'd with Children
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GenreReality television
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes30 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Lucilla D’Agostino
  • Valerie Haselton
  • Rebecca Toth Dielenbach
  • Caroline Self
  • Brandon Panaligan
Camera setupMultiple
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Sirens Media
Original networkBravo
Picture format
Original releaseOctober 5, 2014 (2014-10-05) –
October 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)
Related shows
External links

Manzo'd with Children is an American reality documentary television series on Bravo which premiered on October 5, 2014.[1][2] Bravo announced the series in April 2014, making it the first spin-off show of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.[3][4] The first season concluded on November 2, 2014.[5]

In February 2017, it was announced the series would not return for a fourth season.[6][7]


The reality series follows the daily life of Caroline Manzo and her family: husband Albert, sons Albie and Chris, daughter Lauren and sister Fran.[8] Caroline spent five seasons being a cast member of popular reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey before getting her own show.[9] Manzo decided to quit the series before the sixth season.[10] In October 2013, she explained the decision on her personal blog telling that her "role has run its course," adding that "peace and integrity cannot be bought with money or fame."[11] Manzo also added that she was already in production on a pilot, Manzo'd With Children;[12][13] the show was eventually picked up.[2]

In March 2015, Bravo renewed Manzo'd with Children for a second season,[14] which premiered on August 16, 2015.[15] In April 2016, the series was renewed for a third season, which premiered on September 11, 2016.[16]


The Manzo family: Chris, Albie, Caroline, Al and Lauren. (from left)
  • Caroline Manzo is a former cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Caroline has been married to her husband Albert for more than 30 years. She is referred as a real housewife because she spends the majority of her time managing the household.[17]
  • Albert "Al" Manzo is the husband of Caroline. Together they have three children. He runs The Brownstone, a catering facility in Paterson, New Jersey. The company is a family business that he has been handling for nearly 35 years.[18]
  • Albie Manzo is the oldest of the Manzo children. Albie and his brother, Chris, are partners and co-founders of BLK beverages since its debut in 2011. Their business has expanded to numerous major stores across the country. Albie owns Little Town New Jersey Restaurant located in Hoboken, New Jersey, which is now closed.[19]
  • Lauren Manzo is the only daughter of Al and Caroline. She runs her beauty bar, Cafface. Lauren became engaged to her fiancé Vito Scalia in November 2013. The two were married on July 18, 2015.[20] In September 2016, the two announced they were expecting a child,[21][22] On February 24, 2017, Manzo gave birth to a girl, Marchesa.[23][24]
  • Chris Manzo is the youngest of the Manzo children. He works together with his brother on BLK beverages as well as their restaurant, Little Town New Jersey. He is the creator of the family’s favorite pastime, the Ham Game.[25] He is the author of a children's book.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18October 5, 2014 (2014-10-05)November 2, 2014 (2014-11-02)
212August 16, 2015 (2015-08-16)November 1, 2015 (2015-11-01)
310September 11, 2016 (2016-09-11)October 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)


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  2. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (August 21, 2014). "'Manzo'd With Children' to Premiere Sunday, October 5 on Bravo" (Press release). Zap2it. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Hyman, Viski (April 8, 2014). "Bravo picks up 'Real Housewives' spinoff 'Manzo'd with Children'". Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  4. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (April 8, 2014). "Bravo Media Greenlights Most Diversified Slate Ever of New and Returning Unscripted and Scripted Series" (Press release). Zap2it. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Manzo'd with Children Season 1 Ep 8: "The Love Boat"". Bravo Media. NBCUniversal. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  6. ^ French, Megan (February 28, 2017). "'Manzo'd With Children' Ending After Three Seasons: See the Manzo Family's Reactions". US Magazine. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  7. ^ Hyman, Vicki (March 1, 2017). "'RHONJ' spinoff 'Manzo'd With Children' kaput after 3 seasons". Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  8. ^ "Manzo'd with Children Season 1: Cast & Info". Bravo Media. NBCUniversal. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  9. ^ Harnick, Chris (April 8, 2014). "Caroline Manzo Returns With New Bravo Series Manzo'd With Children—Get a Sneak Peek!". E! Online. NBCUniversal. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  10. ^ Takeda, Allison (October 14, 2013). "Caroline Manzo Confirms Real Housewives of New Jersey Exit After Season Finale". Us Weekly. Wenner Media. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  11. ^ "Caroline Says Goodbye to #RHONJ". Bravo Media. NCUniversal. October 13, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  12. ^ Johnson, Zach (October 15, 2013). "Caroline Manzo Reveals Why She Quit Real Housewives of New Jersey". E! Online. NBCUniversal. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  13. ^ Rouse, Wade (October 14, 2013). "Caroline Manzo Is Leaving Real Housewives of New Jersey". People. Time Inc. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  14. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (March 30, 2015). "Bravo Media Slates 10 New Series, Including 'Recipe For Deception' – Upfronts". Deadline Hollywood (Press release). Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  15. ^ Hendricks, Jaclyn (August 14, 2015). "Get ready to be 'Manzo'd' — again". New York Post. News Corp. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  16. ^ Ge, Linda (April 27, 2016). "'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,' 'Vanderpump Rules' Among Bravo Renewals". The Wrap. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  17. ^ "Caroline Manzo — Biography". Bravo Media. NBCUniversal. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  18. ^ "Al Manzo — Biography". Bravo Media. NBCUniversal. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  19. ^ "Albie Manzo — Biography". Bravo Media. NBCUniversal. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  20. ^ "Lauren Manzo — Biography". Bravo Media. NBCUniversal. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  21. ^ Marquina, Sierra (September 15, 2016). "Lauren Manzo Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Husband Vito Scalia". US Magazine. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  22. ^ Webber, Stephanie (November 4, 2016). "Pregnant Lauren Manzo Reveals Baby's Gender, Due Date". US Magazine. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  23. ^ Stone, Natalie (February 24, 2017). "RHONJ's Lauren Manzo Scalia Welcomes a Baby Girl". People Magazine. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  24. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (February 24, 2017). "Lauren Manzo Scalia Gives Birth to Her Daughter: See the First Photo". Bravo. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  25. ^ "Chris Manzo — Biography". Bravo Media. NBCUniversal. Retrieved November 16, 2014.

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