Bravo renews two 'Real Housewives'

EXCLUSIVE: New seasons for New Jersey, New York

Bravo is renewing two of its "Real Housewives" hits for additional seasons as Monday night's "New Jersey" reunion sets a ratings record.

As expected, "New Jersey" will be returning for a third season next year, while "New York" will be back for a fourth round.

The news comes on the heels of Monday night's drama-filled "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion show.

Part One of the episode, which featured the entire cast in the same room for the first time this season, drew a steep 3.9 million viewers. That's the most-watched single telecast in "Real Housewives" franchise history.

The second half will air Monday and serve as a lead-in for the series premiere of Jackie Warner's "Thintervention," which features the fitness expert and former "Work Out" star helping overweight clients kick their unhealthy habits.

Each "Housewives" series might find itself short one housewife next time.

"New York" star Bethenny Frankel announced Monday that she will be exiting the series; she found success in June with her spinoff "Bethenny Getting Married?"

THR also has confirmed that controversial "New Jersey" housewife Danielle Staub will leave the franchise as well in order to pursue alternative ventures.
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