Under the working title Manzo’d With Children, we’re hearing that Bravo has given the green-light to a Manzo family spinoff pilot featuring Real Housewife of New Jersey Caroline Manzo.
According to The Wrap, the pilot will follow the Housewife in her duties as the “ringleader of the crazy circus that is her Italian family.” Apparently, her adult children are driving her more nuts than ever: Albie is single and ready to mingle, Chris is eager to come up with the best idea since the stripper/car wash and Lauren is ready to entertain the idea of letting Vito put a ring on it.
Plus, the pilot will include Caroline’s sister, kooky Aunt Fran, who we met earlier this season on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” She continues to bring in an assortment of barnyard buddies to the house.
The show’s logline reads: “It’s one crowded house filled with personality, laughter and ham… in both pig and honey-baked forms.”
Caroline herself took to Facebook and Twitter sharing this family photo and thanking fans for their support of the new show.
We can't thank you enough for all the love re Manzo'd with Children. http://t.co/69SYy85mnP
— Caroline Manzo (@CarolineManzo) September 17, 2013
Rumors have been circulating through the course of the 5th season of RHONJ (currently airing) that Bravo was setting up for a Manzo spinoff. For years, the talk has been a Teresa Giudice spinoff, but perhaps her legal woes got in the way. Albie Manzo played coy about the topic only earlier this month in an interview with TBB:
Well, the jig is up, Albie! Assuming the pilot goes well, we’ll be watching for any more news about potential premiere dates–our guess is sometime late this year or early 2014. And you know we’ll keep you posted!
How do you feel about the Manzos getting a spinoff? Will you be watching?