WATCH: New Jersey Housewives Return for Explosive Third Season


"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" returns to Bravo on May 16, and a sneak preview of the season promises customary "Housewives" cattiness, but takes it up a notch with cross-dressing, stripping, Caribbean travel, and even a rooster.

Controversial housewife Danielle Staub is off the show, but two new housewives are in the mix, Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile, who are both relatives of returning housewife Teresa Giudice. Sisters-in-law Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita are also returning for season three.

Watch the video for the dramatic sneak peek! Season three of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" will premiere on Bravo on May 16 with a 90-minute episode.