VIDEO Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 3 trailer

Cast of The Real Hosuewives of New Jersey with Kathy Wakile and Melissa Gorga

I was really curious what The Real Housewives of New Jersey would be like without “prostitution whore” Danielle Staub, the central figure in most all of the drama in the show’s first two seasons. Now, thanks to a Season 3 preview trailer released today by Bravo, I have a pretty good idea. Actually, the word “pretty” should be nowhere near this post because it looks ugly, ugly, ugly for the Garden State mavens!

Judging from the trailer new cast members Melissa Gorga (married to Teresa Giudice’s brother Joe) and Kathy Wakile (Teresa’s first cousin) do a more-than-sufficient job of replacing Danielle on the drama front and even add the extra spice of being family! The Manzos always lamented the fact that Danielle’s presence on the show made it trashy and prevented it from being more respectable, but if this clip is any indication things are going from trashy to trashier! It looks like The Real Moms and Dad of Jersey Shore with just a little less clubbing and fried pickles. (But the same amount of profanity, drunkenness and violence.)

IN OTHER WORDS, I’m now pretty excited for the season to start!!! Throw in an international incident resulting in arrests and I think Bravo is sitting on a rating gold mine once again! (Those Bravo execs are brilliant! How in the world could the same television franchise star Teresa Giudice and Lisa Vanderpump and how in the world is it I find them both sooooooooo entertaining?!?)

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 3 premieres Monday, May 16 at 9/8c.