The Real Housewives of New York City

The Real Housewives of New York City has returned and it wouldn't feel right without castmate Jill Zarin declaring who's she's siding with this season.

"I'm Team Brunette," she told

So where does that leave the newly platinum blonde Alex McCord?

"I hate the word 'team,'" she says and reminds us that her closest ally on the show in not a castmember, but inseparable husband Simon.

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Joining the outspoken women of the Bravo reality show this season is new member Cindy Barshop. In the video below, she tells us why on earth she decided to be a part of it. Even Zarin warns, "I wouldn't want to be the new housewife, it's like being hazed."

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Thursdays at 10/9c on Bravo.

What did you think of the Housewives premiere? How did you like the new gal?