Season 3 is all about family as Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo, and her sister-in-law, Jacqueline Laurita, all return and welcome new housewives Melissa Gorga, Teresa's sister-in-law, and Kathy Wakile, Teresa's first cousin.
The drama picks up where last season left off when holidays are celebrated, children leave the nest and tensions run high between housewives.
Viewers are introduced to quiet and caring mother Kathy and bubbly and sassy Melissa, who plans to throw the best christening Jesus has ever seen for her son Joey.
However, drama escalates at the christening when Teresa's "congrats" proves too late for the Gorga family's liking and a brawl erupts when family feuds are revealed.
Meanwhile, Jacqueline attempts to deal with two big babies: an angry and upset Teresa and her spoiled teenage daughter Ashley, while Caroline's surprise visit to her sons' new apartment turns emotional.
Season 3 is produced by Sirens Media, LLC for Bravo. Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton, Lucilla D'Agostino and Lenid Rolov serve as executive producers.