caroline manzo leaving real housewives of new jersey Caroline Manzo leaving 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'?Several sources are telling US Weekly that “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is about to lose one of its original cast members — Caroline Manzo, 52, will reportedly not be returning for Season 6 (if there is a Season 6), though one insider says “nothing is final.”

Manzo, alongside her sister Dina Manzo, sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita, Teresa Giudice and Danielle Staub were the original “RHONJ” cast members, with Dina and Staub having already departed the Bravo show.

But Manzo won’t be off the airwaves altogether. She’s reportedly taping her own spinoff show called “Manzo’d With Children,” which is about her family with husband Albert. The show will feature the couple, their three grown children, Albie, Chris and Laura, and also Manzo’s sister Fran.

What do you think, Bravo viewers? Will you miss Caroline on “RHONJ”? Do you think she can carry her own show?

The Season 5 finale of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” airs Sunday, Sept. 29.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."