The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 7: Who's In?

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It's unsurprising, but it's now official: 

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 7 is totally a go!

Teresa Giudice Versus Melissa Gorga

Via its blog, The Daily Dish, Bravo has confirmed that not only will new episodes of this franchise air in 2016... but Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Jacqueline Laurita will all return for another go-around with the program that made them famous.

It had been unclear for a little while whether a new season would air; or whether Bravo would focus instead on a Teresa Giudice spinoff series.

With the show's cash cow freshly out of prison, however, executives decided to simply film a seventh season and have it focus on Teresa's adjustment to life outside of prison.

"I am very excited to be back," Giudice told The Daily Dish, adding:

"For me, this season is all about letting go of the past and embracing the future. People are calling me Teresa 2.0."

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Absolutely no one is calling her Teresa 2.0.)

There ought to be plenty of fodder for Season 7, too, as the mother of four will be saying goodbye to husband Joe Giudice this March once he begins his own stint in prison.

She'll also be working to repair her often-contentious relationship with Gorga.

"This season for me is all about family, fun, friendships and fashion," Melissa said in a statement to Bravo. "I can't wait for you to see what we've been up to and how much our kids have grown.

Jacqueline, meanwhile, is hoping to fix her once-close friendship with Teresa, while also adhering to her duties as a parent to her three kids, including her autistic son, Nicholas.

"I'm baaaaack! I can't get enough of my Bravo family!" added Laurita, who took a full-time hiatus from the show last season.

"Sometimes a little break is all I need to jump back in and bring my best! Looking forward to new beginnings. XOXO."

It's unclear at the moment just when you'll be able to watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online again, but the network announcement says action will pick up "nearly two years" after Season 6 ended in November 2014.

So let's assume Teresa and company will be back some time this fall.

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