Radar Online is reporting that Jacqueline Laurita will return to the Real Housewives of New Jersey this season, after being fired at the end of Season 5.


It was widely reported that Laurita was fired because new (old?) cast-member Dina Manzo refused to re-join the show if her sister-in-law stayed on the pay roll. But because viewership is down and Teresa & Joe’s Giudice’s legal battles aren’t bringing the eye balls the network had expected, execs are hoping news of her return (and drama she will hopefully bring on-camera) will give the show the ratings bump it needs.

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While Jac’s time on the show might be short-lived, Dina is still none-too-pleased to see her sister-in-law return. But wonder how she feels about Kathy Wakile? Radar reports the two ousted cast members recently filmed a scene together.

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