THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: (l-r) Margaret Josephs, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Siggy Flicker -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

We finally have the date we’ve all been waiting for! The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres in less than two months! The eighth season will kick off on Wednesday, October 4th on Bravo.

Teresa Giudice is the only original New Jersey Housewife returning full time this season, along with sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and last season’s newbies Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker. The show will add in just one new housewife this year: Margaret Josephs. Danielle Staub will be returning, as well, but apparently not as a full time cast member.

From Bravo’s Press Release:

NEW YORK – August 22, 2017 – Everyone’s favorite Garden State girls are back and better than ever when Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” returns for season eight with a 75-minute supersized premiere on Wednesday, October 4 at 9pm ET/PT. Returning for another roller-coaster ride are Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, and Siggy Flicker, who are joined by new housewife Margaret Josephs. When thrown into the Jersey scene, the self-proclaimed “powerhouse in pigtails” holds her own, even if that means clashing with some of the other women. Not to mention, the highly anticipated return of Danielle Staub (Seasons 1 & 2) shakes everything up this season when she comes back ready to reopen old wounds and reveal new secrets.

This season on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” the women are faced with new trials and tribulations that test their close-knit friendships. In the midst of their newfound familial peace, Melissa is thrown a curve ball when Joe and Teresa decide to open a family restaurant without consulting her. Dolores has finally found the man of her dreams, but when her ex-husband asks to move back home, it jeopardizes her own romantic future. After finding overwhelming success with her book and speaking engagements, Siggy decides it’s time to take her career to the next level. Ironically, this causes relationship issues of her own as her husband questions her commitment to work-life balance. Meanwhile, as Teresa comes to terms with life as a single parent with Joe in prison, her world becomes further fractured by the heartbreaking and sudden death of her mother. The dynamic of the group gets thrown off-course when Danielle Staub re-enters the picture after years of total absence, threatening a 20-year friendship between Teresa and Dolores. Tensions rise even more between Siggy and new housewife Margaret on a ladies trip to Boca, forcing all of the ladies to quickly choose sides. After years of rebuilding old relationships and establishing new ones, will these women rise above the obstacles thrown at their friendships, or will they realize that some bonds are, in fact, meant to be broken?

Meet the new housewife: Margaret Josephs

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: Margaret Josephs -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY — Season:8 — Pictured: Margaret Josephs — (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

“Margaret Josephs is instantly recognizable with her infectious smile, big lashes and trademark blonde hair worn in pigtails, earning her the nickname “Powerhouse in Pigtails.” Born in Elizabeth, NJ, Margaret moved to Tenafly, NJ at 24 years old to raise her three stepchildren with her first husband, Jan Josephs. She soon gave birth to their own son and they lived happily ever after…until they happily divorced. Margaret then met the love of her life – “Super Joe,” the ultimate motorcycle riding plumber and contractor –and they eloped in 2013. After graduating from FIT with a degree in Marketing and Fashion Design, Margaret worked at the heart of the New York Garment Center as a dress designer. In 1999, Margaret launched her line of home accessories, Macbeth Collection by Margaret Josephs, and the company has since grown into a global lifestyle brand. Margaret is a lifestyle expert and can be seen regularly on TV sharing her tips and picks for organizing, accessorizing and glamorizing. Margaret is sure she is ready for whatever this New Jersey crew throws her way.”

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: Teresa Giudice -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY — Season:8 — Pictured: Teresa Giudice — (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: Siggy Flicker -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY — Season:8 — Pictured: Siggy Flicker — (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: Melissa Gorga -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY — Season:8 — Pictured: Melissa Gorga — (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: Dolores Catania -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY — Season:8 — Pictured: Dolores Catania — (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: Danielle Staub -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY — Season:8 — Pictured: Danielle Staub — (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

You can watch the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 8 trailer here!

TELL US – ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THE NEW SEASON OF JERSEY? ARE YOU GLAD DANIELLE’S BACK? WHO ARE YOU GOING TO MISS?

Photo Credit: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo

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