Caroline Manzo may have left The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but she's not leaving your TV anytime soon. Bravo has ordered Caroline's spinoff, Manzo'd With Children, to series. The new reality show follows the former RHONJ star and her family: husband Albert, sons Albie and Chris, daughter Lauren and sister Fran (and Fran's revolving door of animal friends).
"It is a very exciting time for me and my family. We are grateful for this opportunity from Bravo and our fans," Caroline exclusively told E! News in a statement. "Expect a lot of smiles, laughs and good times."
Bravo announced Manzo'd With Children at its 2014 upfront presentation with a targeted premiere date for later this year. Get an exclusive sneak peek at the new series below!
From ham to hummus, it seems nothing is safe in the Manzo household when the kids are around. And don't be ashamed if you took to Google to see if Lauren was telling the truth about chickpeas.
"Must have done something in a different life to deserve this," Albert says in the preview above.
Caroline spent five seasons on Real Housewives of New Jersey before landing her own show, but Real Housewives spinoffs are nothing new. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump has Vanderpump Rules, Real Housewives of Atlanta has spawned I Dream of NeNe, Don't Be Tardy… and The Kandi Factory, Real Housewives of New York birthed Bethenny Ever After and Real Housewives of Orange County had Date My Ex and Tamra's OC Wedding.
After the Real Housewives of New Jersey fifth season, Caroline explained her exit on her Bravo blog.
"Over the past few years my outlook on the show has changed from something I couldn't wait to show my future grandchildren to something I hope my future grandchildren never see," she wrote. "I've always prided myself on being a good example for my children and my decision to leave is based on advice I've always given them: ‘Be true to yourself and be proud of who you are, you are born with a name and you die with a name, don't dirty it up.' Going back to film another season of Housewives would only make me a hypocrite. For me, peace and integrity cannot be bought with money or fame. I practice what I preach, and as I said on the reunion, I'm done. I simply feel that my role has run its course and I have nothing more to give."
(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)