Bravo’s preview may reveal which New Jersey housewife is leaving the show

Bravo’s annoying promo voice-over guy has been teasing that one of the cast members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey will leave the show forever on Monday’s episode, but the network may have already revealed who it is. (Stop reading if your life will be ruined by finding out which cast member you will not have to listen to after Monday.)

Blogger ninedaves realized what Bravo’s pre-season promo reveals: There are no “scenes of [Dina] doing anything we haven’t seen before!” He notes that we see Dina Manzo “fighting with [Danielle]” and “telling [Jacqueline] to watch out” but there’s “no footage of new stuff. which means, she’s the one!”

Check his blog post for that preview, which does seem to spoil the surprise, although it is not as blatant as Bravo’s previous episode-spoiling promos.

exclusive: dina manzo leaving the real housewives of new jersey [television] [ninedaves]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.