If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey, you know that even the classiest events have the tendency to end in table-flipping or hair-pulling. Former cast member Danielle Staub’s newest reality show, however, will assure people that not all events in the Garden State end in drama. Staub has begun filming Social, a new reality show set to air on Wealth TV, available to HDTV customers. The network confirmed Staub’s role in the show: “It’s a phenomenal show and people are excited to have Danielle,” said Cary Sandoval, creator and executive producer.
Sandoval describes the show as a re-imagined Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, with Staub tackling the role of Robin Leach by traveling to the homes of fabulous friends and attending events ranging from birthday parties to black tie affairs. While her New Jersey home provides easy access to Manhattan and the Hamptons, Sandoval left the idea of traveling across the country, and even overseas, open. “[We want to] incorporate the fact that she’s an international socialite,” he said.
Despite being portrayed as the villain (or victim, depending what side you’re on) during her two seasons on RHONJ, there will be no high school behavior or mean girls mentalities on this new show. “Danielle is an absolute sweetheart. They’re going to see the show as a polar opposite to what she was portraying on Real Housewives,” Sandoval said. In addition to highlighting general fabulousness and invoking real estate envy, Social hopes to “raise awareness [for various charities] and give back to the community.”
Social is the first confirmed television project for Staub since her departure from The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Along with her budding music career, she says she’s shopping plans for a second reality show, but no networks or details have been announced at this time.
Will you be watching Danielle on her newest reality TV show? Is this the right move for her? Is it inevitable that all Housewives women will remain in the public eye even after their tenure with Bravo ends? And if that’s so, is there any Housewives lady whose impending reality show ubiquity won’t make you want to flee the country? (Fingers crossed for Beverly Hills).