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'RHONJ' season six gets new cast members, premiere date

The new cast of 'RHONJ'
The new cast of 'RHONJ'
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"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" will be back on July 13! Longtime cast member Melissa Gorga made the announcement on her Facebook page on May 14. What might surprise you is that the cast is almost completely different this year. The only faces you will immediately recognize are those belonging to Teresa Giudice and, of course, Melissa Gorga. The other not-so-new face is a blast from the past Dina Manzo.

The completely new faces belong to Amber Marchese, Nicole Mauriello, and Teresa Aprea. These women are going to bring a completely new dynamic to the show and many thing it's going to be more dramatic than ever before.

While you might be thinking that "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" had plenty of drama in each of its previous seasona, producers weren't too happy with the way things transpired on season five. Once Caroline Manzo announced that she was leaving the show (in order to film her own spinoff, "Manzo'd With Children"), the other ladies sort of realized that things were changing. Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile have both left the show, though it's unclear whether they decided this on their own or of Bravo didn't offer to renew their contracts.

With Caroline Manzo out of the picture, her sister Dina decided to jump back into the reality television world. This, of course, made Teresa Giudice quite happy because she will finally have someone on her side when things go wrong -- and you know things will go wrong.

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" season six has already disappointed Teresa-haters. Many were hoping that the mother of four would have been kicked off the show in light of her recent legal issues. But that's not what happened. Instead, some favorites have been replaced and it's going to be very hard for some fans to get used to the changes -- and some have already said they won't be tuning in at all. Will you watch?