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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Caroline Manzo lands Bravo spin-off pilot

Caroline Manzo may be joining the "Real Housewives" elite who have landed their own spin-off series.

Bravo has given the green light to a pilot starring Caroline Manzo ("The Real Housewives of New Jersey") and her family, TheWrap has learned.

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Under the working title "Manzo'd With Children," the pilot will follow Manzo in her duties as the "ringleader of the crazy circus that is her Italian family." Apparently, her adult children are driving her more nuts than ever: Albie is single and ready to mingle, Chris is eager to come up with the best idea since the stripper/car wash and Lauren is ready to entertain the idea of letting Vito put a ring on it.

Plus, the pilot will include Caroline's sister, kooky Aunt Fran, whom we met earlier this season on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." She continues to bring in an assortment of barnyard buddies to the house.

The show's logline reads: "It's one crowded house filled with personality, laughter and ham... in both pig and honey-baked forms."

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Manzo is an original cast member on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," which debuted in 2009. It airs its Season 5 finale on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m./7 CT.

If the pilot is ordered to series, Manzo will join the growing group of women who have landed spin-off series, including Bethenny Frankel ("Real Housewives of New York"); NeNe Leakes, Kim Zolciak and Kandi Burruss (all of "Atlanta"); Lisa Vanderpump ("Beverly Hills"); and Tamra Barney ("Orange County").

Manzo is represented by APA.

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