Yay Summer: ‘The Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ Returns In May

Jersey WHAT.  While your respectable programs go on hiatus this summer, mozy on over to Bravo for season three of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.  True, we’ve said farewell to Danielle Staub, but that didn’t take the wind out of Andy Cohen’s sails.

Season three barrels in with a 90-minute premiere and two new housewives.  May I introduce Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice’s sister-in-law, and Kathy Wakile, Teresa’s first cousin.  Melissa, who met her husband met on spring break in Cancun, and Teresa reportedly don’t get along.  Remember when Staub brought up Teresa’s nephew on last season’s reunion?  Said nephew is Melissa’s son.

Check out more scoop on the new season after the jump, including a sneak preview.

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Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita’s storylines will get swallowed up by the sh**storm Wakile and Gorga are bound to create.  And I’m sure we’ll hear all about Joe Guidice’s legal troubles, or at least why he was wronged by the law. Yay!

TG there’s been no mention of Kim Granatell (I don’t want to give her the satisfaction of becoming a Jersey cast member).  Let’s not rule out a few appearances Granatell’s sister-in-law, Posche owner Kim DePaola, who threw herself a birthday party last night in Paramus, NJ.  Kim D and Teresa posed on the red carpet for the NOH8 campaign, then made their way into the $125 per-person party, according to Tom Murro from Celebrity Magnet.

Season three of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey premieres Monday, May 16th @ 9 p.m. on Bravo