The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Season 4
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(Left to right) Laurita, Gorga, Manzo, Wakile, and Giudice
Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes24
Release
Original networkBravo
Original releaseApril 22 (2012-04-22) –
October 21, 2012 (2012-10-21)
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The fourth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, an American reality television series, was broadcast on Bravo. It aired from April 22, 2012 until October 21, 2012, and was primarily filmed in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Its executive producers are Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton, Lucilla D'Agostino, Jim Fraenkel, Omid Kahangi, Caroline Self, Tess Gamboa Meyers and Andy Cohen.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey focuses on the lives of Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile. It consisted of twenty-four episodes.[1]

Production and crew

The Real Housewives of New Jersey was officially renewed for a fourth season on June 7, 2011.[2][3] The season premiere "High Tide, Low Blow"" was aired on April 22, 2012, while the twentieth episode "Strip Down Memory Lane" served as the season finale, and was aired on September 23, 2012.[4][5] It was followed by a three-part reunion that aired on September 30, October 7 and October 14, 2012, a lost footage episode marked the conclusion of the season and was broadcast on October 21, 2012.[6][7][8][9]

Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton, Lucilla D'Agostino, Jim Fraenkel, Omid Kahangi, Caroline Self, Tess Gamboa Meyers and Andy Cohen are recognized as the series' executive producers; it is produced and distributed by Sirens Media.[10]

Cast and synopsis

The fourth season saw no regular cast changes made at the beginning of the series.[3] The season continued with the family drama between Teresa Giudice and her family and fellow cast member Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile. Gorga is constantly feeling conflicted as her drama with her sister-in-law puts her husband, Joe Gorga, in a tough position. Throughout the series, friends of Teresa, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita, begin to get to know Teresa's family and begin to see their side of things. By the end of the season Giudice is feuding with everyone. Away from the drama of Teresa's family, Gorga continues to pursue her singing career, Manzo celebrates a wedding in the family and continues to focus on being a strong mother and Kathy continues to expanding her dessert line.[11]

Episodes

The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 4 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
501"High Tide, Low Blow"April 22, 2012 (2012-04-22)2.95[12]
Melissa and Kathy are still reeling from the hurtful things said in Teresa's cookbook, while Caroline struggles to make peace with Teresa and learns she may be starting menopause. Jacqueline's daughter continues to overstay her welcome at home, which ultimately results in Ashlee's leaving to stay with her aunt and uncle in Las Vegas. Rumors in the tabloids cause the siblings to rehash old wounds and back-handed comments about their spouses.
512"Poker Face"April 29, 2012 (2012-04-29)2.24[13]
523"Third Eye Blind"May 6, 2012 (2012-05-06)2.54[14]
534"Drowning Pool"May 13, 2012 (2012-05-13)2.25[15]
545"Spoiled Sports"May 20, 2012 (2012-05-20)2.34[16]
556"Uncivil Union"June 3, 2012 (2012-06-03)2.48[17]
567"True Love, True Lies"June 10, 2012 (2012-06-10)2.29[18]
578"Best Friends for Never"June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17)2.65[19]
589"Public Display of Rejection"June 24, 2012 (2012-06-24)2.87[20]
5910"Temporary Shrinkage"July 1, 2012 (2012-07-01)2.28[21]
6011"The Sniff Test"July 8, 2012 (2012-07-08)2.51[22]
6112"The Jersey Side Step"July 15, 2012 (2012-07-15)2.64[23]
6213"Sit Down and Man Up"July 22, 2012 (2012-07-22)2.34[24]
6314"Pack Your Baggage"July 29, 2012 (2012-07-29)2.06[25]
6415"If This RV is a Rockin'"August 12, 2012 (2012-08-12)2.23[26]
6516"Whine Country"August 19, 2012 (2012-08-19)2.98[27]
6617"Hot Tub of Sour Grapes"August 26, 2012 (2012-08-26)3.10[28]
6718"Dinasty of Denial"September 9, 2012 (2012-09-09)2.96[29]
6819"A Bald Canary Sings"September 16, 2012 (2012-09-16)2.74[30]
The ladies prepare for Kim D's annual Posche fashion show, but a stranger could change the relationship of the guidice/gorga for the worst.
6920"Strip Down Memory Lane"September 23, 2012 (2012-09-23)3.40[31]
In the Season 4 finale, Melissa's past comes to haunt her at the 2011 Posche fashion show, which the blame is put on Teresa. The night changes the families relationship forever. Jacqueline's absence from the season three reunion is finally explained.
7021"Reunion: Part 1"September 30, 2012 (2012-09-30)3.49[32]
Teresa must defend herself from all four of the ladies at the reunion. Rosie has a meltdown.
7122"Reunion: Part 2"October 7, 2012 (2012-10-07)3.59[33]
Joe Guidice puts the cheating rumors to bed. Teresa accuses Melissa for trying to defame her by contacting Danielle.
7223"Reunion: Part 3"October 14, 2012 (2012-10-14)3.30[34]
Teresa and Joe Gorga meet for the first time in a year, bringing them both very emotional. Kim D tries to explain the Posche fashion show set up. Caroline's revelation for the families broken relationship.
7324"The Lost Footage"October 21, 2012 (2012-10-21)1.64[35]

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