[09/17/13 - 11:35 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, September 17 Updates include: Jamie Lee Curtis brings "The Final Girls" to ABC Family; Caroline Manzo to lead "Real Housewives of New Jersey" spin-off"; and Emily Wickersham eyed as new regular on "NCIS."
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 11/2/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from Bravo's press release, August 2014) Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey's" Caroline Manzo and her entire family are back and all under one roof as "Manzo'd with Children" premieres on Sunday, October 5 with back-to-back half-hour episodes at 9p.m. and 9:30p.m. ET/PT. With Albie and Chris joining Lauren and their parents back at home, it's one crowded house filled with laughter and personality, and they've come a long way since the Ham Game. This season, Caroline Manzo attempts to be the ring leader of her crazy Italian family and suffering from a severe case of full nest syndrome in the process. In an effort to be responsible and save up for a new apartment, Albie and Chris have made their way back to Franklin Lakes and even though Lauren is now engaged, she still hasn't left chez Manzo. Albie brings his new girlfriend along for the ride and the two encounter more than just a few bumps in the road when trying to win over the rest of the Manzo clan. In addition to planning the wedding of the century, Lauren is also trying to expand her beauty bar business and she refuses to let her brothers cramp her style. Chris just can't seem to stay out of sticky situations, especially when the whole family decides to take a trip to the heart of Texas. When it all gets to be too much for Caroline, sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita is just around the corner to offer her advice. Meanwhile, husband, Al Sr., has no tolerance for all these shenanigans, as he'd rather focus on his upcoming 30thwedding anniversary to the woman who brings everyone together.