Last week Bravo shocked RHONJ fans by unexpectedly releasing the trailer early, without even hinting that it was on its way! (To be clear, some of the cast members teased it could be coming, but that was thought to be a way to keep interest in the season; it’s still very early so fans didn’t exactly believe it was coming!)
RHONJ Season 8 premieres in early October, in an effort to raise ratings since its usual slot (Sunday night’s in the summer) is not an ideal for ratings, especially at 8:00 PM; for my fellow New Jersey residents we know this is prime time for boating, enjoying Sunday dinners with family, or commuting back home after a weekend of enjoying life at the Jersey shore. This seems like a very smart move on Bravo’s end, and personally, I think it’ll make a noticeable difference in ratings; the cast and crew have put so much into this season and they aren’t letting anything affect how many viewers tune in to watch the epic season 8! Especially because of the extreme extents they went to, to keep the season’s secrets under wraps; let’s just hope that this works the way that they are expecting it to!
We already told you that Jacqueline Laurita commented on the trailer right away, and instead of slamming the cast and crew like most expected, she complimented the trailer, yet made sure to comment on Danielle “Slaub’s” return to the show. Jac also made sure to add that she would NOT be watching this season, although most of us don’t believe that for a second!
Then, her (semi) estranged sister-in-law Dina Manzo congratulated the season 8 cast on a great season, and confirmed that she will not be making any appearances this year, although she did make sure to add that she supported Teresa from behind the scenes and wishes the entire cast (even Danielle) all the best for the new season!
Now, another former RHONJ cast member is publicly acknowledging the season 8 trailer and it’s not who you’d expect. Kathy Wakile Tweeted out well wishes to the season 8 RHONJ cast and wished them all a great season; of course, she tagged Bravo to let them know of her new positive attitude towards the show! She also implied that she knows newbie Margaret Josephs, and teased that we will all love her; as of now her sister Rosie and disgruntled husband Rich have kept quiet, but I will compliment Kathy on being big enough to send out well wishes. It’s a known fact that she would LOVE to still be on the show, so it couldn’t have been easy for her to send her best to the current cast.
“KathyWakile: Congratulations to the ladies of #RHONJ Season 8 @Bravotv & Give a warm welcome to the new gal @MargaretJosephs you guys are going to love her!”
It’s unclear if Kathy and Margaret have a history, or if Kathy’s Tweet is even genuine; she is in the middle of opening up an Italian restaurant, so her kindness may be for the sake of her latest business venture, or it may actually be sincere. Only time will tell how Kathy really feels about being axed from RHONJ, but considering how her friend Jacqueline is acting about the new season, she’s looking really, really good at the moment; now if only Rosie would comment, then we’d believe the Wakile’s/Pierri’s intentions towards RHONJ were pure. For now, we need to sit back and wait for October 4th, which can’t come soon enough!