The Real Housewives of New Jersey (season 7)

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey (season 7)
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(Left to right) Flicker, Laurita, Giudice, Gorga, and Catania
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes18
Original networkBravo
Original releaseJuly 10 (2016-07-10) –
November 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)
Season chronology
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List of The Real Housewives of New Jersey episodes

The seventh season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, an American reality television series, premiered on July 10, 2016,[1] and is broadcast on Bravo. It is primarily filmed in North Jersey; its executive producers are Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton, Lucilla D'Agostino, Jim Fraenkel, Omid Kahangi, Caroline Self, and Andy Cohen.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey focuses on the lives of returning cast members Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, and Jacqueline Laurita; Laurita returned after leaving the series during season 6. Former cast members Kathy Wakile, Rosie Pierri, Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea appeared periodically throughout the season. Former housewives, Aprea, Napolitano and Marchese were replaced by new cast members Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker.

Production and crew[edit]

The Real Housewives of New Jersey was officially renewed for its seventh season on February 8, 2016.[2] Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton, Lucilla D'Agostino, Jim Fraenkel, Omid Kahangi, Caroline Self, Andy Cohen and Tess Gamboa Meyers are recognized as the series' executive producers; it is produced and distributed by Sirens Media.[3]

Cast and synopsis[edit]

The seventh season was announced in May, after having a nearly 2-year hiatus. Dina Manzo, who had previously returned for Season 6 after a three-season hiatus did not film this season due to geographic reasons, as she no longer lives in the Garden State.[4] One season stars Amber Marchese and twins Nicole and Teresa made their departures as well, however made a guest appearance, making Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga the only full-time cast members to return from Season 6. Jacqueline Laurita, who departed from the show after the fifth season returned.[5][6][7] Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania joined the cast for the seventh season. Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri featured as friends of the housewives.[8] Robyn Levy, Christina Flores and Kim DePaola also made guest appearances.[9][10][11]

This season focuses on the return of Teresa Giudice from her eleven-month prison sentence as she slowly readjusts to life as a free woman, and back to being the wife and mother she always was. It also focuses on her attempts to repair fractured relationships with the Gorga's and friend Jacqueline.


  • Jacqueline: "Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, you better run." [12]
  • Melissa: "I always act like a lady, but now I think like a boss."
  • Dolores: "I was raised Jersey strong. Nothing in this life can shake me."
  • Siggy: "Some people think I'm too much. They're absolutely right."
  • Teresa: "I used to flip tables, now I'm turning them."


No. in
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
1151"Jingle Bells and Prison Cells"July 10, 2016 (2016-07-10)1.74[13]
Melissa goes against her husband's wishes by taking the first steps to opening her own boutique. Two new wives, Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania, are introduced through catching up with Jacqueline. Jacqueline hosts a cocktail party where she receives an unexpected message from Teresa. With Christmas soon arriving, Teresa returns home from prison just in time to spend it with her family.
1162"A Very Hairy Christmas"July 17, 2016 (2016-07-17)1.63[14]
Melissa and Teresa reunite at Melissa's Christmas Eve dinner. Dolores attempts to help mend Teresa's and Jacqueline's friendship, leaving Jacqueline surprised when she receives a phone call.
1173"Leopard Is the New Black"July 24, 2016 (2016-07-24)1.55[15]
Teresa is surprised when Jacqueline arrives at her door, and she wants answers. Melissa struggles with obstacles with her new business partner, Jackie; for Dolores' birthday, Siggy hosts a Jersey birthday party.
1184"A Life to Envy"July 31, 2016 (2016-07-31)1.54[16]
It's all business in Jersey as Melissa opens her boutique, Envy; Teresa records her audiobook for her memoir, Turning the Tables; Jacqueline takes steps on a business venture of her own; and Dolores discusses veterinary school with her daughter. Later, drama arises between Siggy and Teresa as they discuss tabloids and gossip.
1195"Dinner Interrupted"August 14, 2016 (2016-08-14)0.86[17]
Jacqueline and Teresa's newly repaired friendship is derailed during a dinner, hosted by Jacqueline, when old tensions arise. Meanwhile, Siggy is shocked when her kids confront her with some news; Melissa is proud when her kids walk in Fashion Week; and Dolores endeavors towards final independence. Melissa and Teresa continue to grow closer.
1206"Swimming with the Gefilte Fishes"August 21, 2016 (2016-08-21)1.38[18]
The ladies take a trip in celebration of Teresa no longer having to wear her ankle bracelet. Siggy takes some steps in reconnecting to her religion, while Dolores continues with her home renovation. Later, Melissa confronts Jacqueline on her dispute with Teresa.
1217"Spa-Cation"August 28, 2016 (2016-08-28)1.35[19]
The wives head to a spa for a zen getaway to celebrate the removal of Teresa's ankle bracket. Jacqueline struggles with her son and reaches a breaking point, while Dolores struggles with the idea of loss of her sick 12-year-old dog. Siggy opens up about her husband's past and Melissa continues to deal with the responsibilities of her new business. Teresa and Jacqueline reach a point where they must decide whether they move forward as friends or foes.
1228"All Bets Are Off"September 5, 2016 (2016-09-05)1.59[20]
Melissa and her business partner, Jackie, have a disagreement, leading Melissa to spend more time at home with her family. Siggy comforts Dolores after Dolores' dog, Boo, passes away. Rosie Pierri seeks to repair the relationship with Joe Giudice, her cousin-in-law. Teresa hosts a launch party for Turning the Tables. She and Gia spend mother-daughter time together. Tensions rise as Joe Giudice's prison sentence draws closer.
1239"Driving Miss Siggy"September 11, 2016 (2016-09-11)1.58[21]
Joe and Melissa reach an impasse when Joe is frustrated about Melissa's working, so Melissa hosts a dinner with her family. Teresa and her daughters visit Jacqueline and Nicholas. Siggy's son Joshua celebrates his 17th birthday. Rosie Pierri and Kathy Wakile want to make peace with their cousin Teresa. Dolores returns to work at her gym.
12410"Cut The Cancer Out"September 18, 2016 (2016-09-18)1.52[22]
Emotions soar in New Jersey when Jacqueline chokes up over a special proposal and Teresa fumes during a strained family reunion. In addition, Dolores focuses on her gym business, and Melissa suggests a group getaway to Vermont.
12511"Rage On My Ass"September 25, 2016 (2016-09-25)1.71[23]
The group drives to a mountaintop resort in Vermont; Jacqueline and Teresa's friend, Robyn, get into a scuffle in the van; Dolores and Siggy struggle to keep the peace; Jacqueline and Robyn get into a fiery argument at the bonfire.
12612"The Other C Word"October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)1.80[24]
In Vermont, Siggy and Dolores comfort Jacqueline who is licking her wounds; Teresa and Melissa don't understand why Jacqueline is playing the victim, prompting Jacqueline to lose her cool and say things she'll never be able to take back.
12713"Picking Sides"October 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)1.37[25]
The women continue to lick their wounds following the tumultuous Vermont trip; Melissa gets bad news about her boutique; Jacqueline's husband, Chris, shares shocking news about his family; Teresa leans on her faith as her husband goes to prison.
12814"The Importance of Being Family"October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)1.73[26]
Teresa struggles to stay strong as she says goodbye to her husband, Joe, who begins his 41-month prison sentence; Siggy visits the Holocaust Memorial and recounts her father's journey to freedom; Dolores shops for her housewarming party.
12915"Nama'Stay Away From Me"October 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)1.69[27]
The women clash at Dolores' house-warming party and Melissa prepares for her upcoming fashion show. Siggy attempts to go the extra mile for her mother while Jacqueline and Dolores find themselves feuding over a frosty phone call.
13016"And Then There Were Four"October 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)1.67[28]
Melissa hosts her first ever Envy fashion show in an attempt to prove that her boutique is legitimate. Dolores decides to surprise her ex-husband and Teresa begins to consider her future from a financial point of view. The women meet for lunch where Siggy acts as the mediator but conflict with both Teresa and Melissa ultimately leads to Jacqueline fleeing the scene.
13117"Reunion Part One"November 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)1.91[29]
The women relive the wildest moments from a roller-coaster season; Melissa and Teresa come face to face with Jacqueline for the first time since the meltdown; Siggy shares information about her hysterectomy; Teresa levels a shocking accusation.
13218"Reunion Part Two"November 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)1.94 [30]
Joe Gorga and Chris Laurita join the women to discuss Teresa's allegation; Dolores strives to keep the group from unraveling; Jacqueline writes off a relationship; Siggy makes a wish for the group that comes true.


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