Picks and Pans Review: The Real Housewives of New Jersey

updated 03/30/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 03/30/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>FIRST LOOK

• Move over, Sopranos: Bravo's reality series is Jersey-bound! Meet the cast of the new show, debuting May 12:

JACQUELINE LAURITA (Far left) The stay-at-home mom has two kids and an insatiable need to maintain her looks. And look out: the Manzos (below) are her sisters-in-law.

TERESA GIUDICE When not taking care of a husband and three girls, she loves to shop, spa and tan at—where else?—the Jersey Shore.

DANIELLE STAUB This housewife has a history of celebrity hookups, but she's just as proud of being one of the first females in New Jersey to get a Black American Express card.

DINA MANZO The busy new cast member juggles a kid and two careers—event planner and interior designer—along with her own charity for children with cancer.

CAROLINE MANZO Refusing to be outdone by her younger sister, Caroline brings three kids, two businesses (a real-estate firm and a children's accessory line) and a fierce mouth to the show.

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