Who would've thought after last season's fiery Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion that this season would offer viewers a civilized conversation between Caroline Manzo and Teresa Guidice?
"Teresa and I have a very strange relationship where we're able to battle, but also sit on a couch together with an understanding of each other," Manzo tells TVGuide.com. "I wasn't at all worried about meeting her [one-one this season] and I don't think she was at all worried about going to meet me."
Deaths! Interrogations! Plane crashes! Breakups! Weddings! Catfights! Sex dreams! TV had it all this year. From Desperate Housewives' fitting farewell to Fringe's powerful flash-forward, 2012 served up some remarkable hours of television, and we've assembled the top 25 episodes. Which ones made the cut? Tune in all week to see the full list.
What were the best TV shows of 2012?
Here are the first five in our countdown...
She may have to deal with a lot of drama in front of the camera, but it can't compare to the struggle Real Housewives of New Jersey's Jacqueline Laurita is facing off camera.
Laurita's 3-year-old son Nicholas is autistic, the reality star tells People. "I worry about him being independent when he's...
"No more friendship... I'm done." If those words sound familiar to Real Housewives fans, that's because they are. Only two days after the longtime bond between Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice's was shattered on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the close friendship between Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney came crumbling down on Tuesday's Orange County season finale. And these are only two of the many platonic break-ups the Bravo franchise has endured in recent years. If The Bachelor has a horrible track record with romantic break-ups, The Real Housewives franchise is the queen bee when it comes to ending friendships. Need proof? Look no further than the five worst spats in Housewives history: