Caroline Manzo Has a Good Reason for Quitting the 'Real Housewives'

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caroline manzoAfter five long, fight-filled seasons on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Caroline Manzo is calling it quits. One of the original women on Bravo's hit, the mother of three has endured so many vicious attacks, who could blame her. She battled season 1 villain Danielle Staub, Teresa Giudice, and even her baby sister Dina Manzo (who still doesn't speak to her). But despite all the heartache, that's not the only reason Caroline is leaving the show.

She won't be returning for season 6 because she reportedly has her own spinoff in the works. In fact, Us Weekly sources say Manzo'd With Children has already started taping. It will feature her husband Albert and kids Albie, Chris, and Lauren, and her sister Fran.

I can certainly understand her wanting to get away from the madness and do her own show, but I have to ask -- is Caroline interesting enough to carry it? I love how tight her family is, but they have always been a bit of a snooze-fest. Even the few episodes that had us wondering if her hubby Albert was cheating weren't all that intriguing. Actually, for a reality TV family, they seemed kinda normal. That was necessary to balance out the craziness of Teresa, Melissa Gorga, and the rest of the Italian mommy brat pack. She was often the voice of reason, the one with all the common sense.

Without those unhinged costars, I don't know if Caroline is worth watching. And what exactly will Manzo'd follow? Her catering to her whiny, adult children? Her trying to keep the spark alive in her marriage? Hmmm. As much as I like Caroline, not sure that is worth an hour of my precious free time.

Would you watch a Caroline Manzo spinoff?


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wendy... wendywendy

Hate how she says that Al still works his long hours to support her and the kids.  Her kids are full fleged adults, haven't been in school for a while.  Those kids need to grow up and support themselves.

Donna Liesch

No, I cannot stand her. (Boring)

Karin Y. Coger

I will absolutely watch Caroline's spin off! 

Teresea Avant

yes, I will watch. I love her family!

nonmember avatar Evelyn Luzader

I would watch Caroline and not the Real Housewives, because none of them are real Housewives

Anna Maria

No...I barely watch her while she's on RHONJ. She annoyes me and depending on my mood or if the remote's nearby or if I have to go to the bathroom, I either fast forward it, or use the bathroom whenever she's on. I hope when she starts her new show, she will get a new hairdo, because her hair's been looking so dowdy the past two seasons. She needs a new makeup and hair person. The hairstyle  and color from three years ago looked fantastic on her!

Barbara Fanderlik Adams

No!  I don't even like her now.  She seems to think she has all the answers, and is always giving advice on what she thinks, whether it's wanted or not.  It appears to me Caroline loves to be the center of attention, that is what's behind why she always steps in with her 2 cents worth, and when she is not the focus, she gets poutie, and the old migraines take over.  It must be exhausting living with someone so competitive. 

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