Chyler Leigh and Eric Dane
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.
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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...
Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson
"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:
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
For those Real Housewives of New Jersey fans hoping for a Teresa-Caroline reconciliation after last season's heated reunion, you can officially stop holding your breath.
In the trailer for the fourth season, which premieres on Sunday, April 22 at 10/9c on Bravo, Teresa Giudice seems to be at war with pretty much every other...
Real Housewives of New Jersey
Forget the dude on Homeland. The true prisoners of war last night were fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey! Held captive by the Garden State's battling harpies, viewers were subjected to a barrage of screaming matches, accusations and insults as the ladies wrapped up the second half of their season-ending reunion. What did we learn from this experience? Other than the fact that Andy Cohen deserves a Purple Heart for bravery ...
Teresa Giudice, clueless? She took to her Bravo blog after Sunday's The Real Housewives of New Jersey to write: "The whole time we were filming, I had no idea what other people were saying about me. I just assumed they were all my friends."
Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo
Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo are not leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Us Weekly reports.
Contrary to a Monday Huffington Post report that said the duo has been cut from Season 5, Bravo says the two are still part of the cast and decisions for a fifth season have not been made yet.
Report: Jacqueline Laurita quits Real Housewives of New Jersey
"Bravo is not firing anyone from The Real Housewives of New Jersey," the statement read. "This is completely inaccurate from sources who are unreliable and making up rumors. All five cast members ...
Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita
The drama — real or imagined -- never ends for those Jersey housewives.
Word has spread about The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga allegedly working as a stripper many years ago in Elizabeth, N.J. The source of the story? None other than Gorga's Housewives co-star Teresa Giudice.
The Real Housewives appear to be dropping like flies.
Two weeks after Bravo axed four cast members from the Real Housewives of New York City, Jacqueline Laurita has quit the franchise's New Jersey edition, according to People.
Bravo axes four Housewives of New York City cast members
Additionally, Laurita will not...
Don't expect Andy Cohen to shy away from his Bravo personality when he hosts this year's Miss USA Pageant.
"People know me from quizzing the Housewives about very personal things, and I'm hoping to bring some of that to the pageant," Cohen says. "I want to really get in there a bit and get to know these women in an unexpected way."
Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic to host Miss USA Pageant
Cohen will co-host