According to Hollywood Life, Bravo went to great lengths to secure her return to the series.
With the show's six season already wrapped up, it's expected Caroline will appear sometime during season seven.
It's not certain whether or not Manzo will be a recurring guest star or if she'll be a full-time part of the cast.
Caroline Manzo does have a Bravo reality series of her own, called Manzo’d With Children.
The extent of Manzo's involvement in upcoming seasons of RHONJ could depend on the success (or failure) of her own show.
— POPSUGAR Ent (@POPSUGAREnt) November 25, 2014
Some might wonder whyBravo reportedly splashed the cash to bring Caroline Manzo back into the fold.
Well, with Teresa Giudice headed to jail, the show is going to need a bit of help ratings wise.
It's hard to argue that the much publicized Giudice trial and fraud scandal didn't earn its share of ratings.
With Teresa Giudice gone, the show will have to step up the drama in order to thrive.
— ET Entertainment (@EpochENT) November 22, 2014
Caroline Manzo returning to the Housewives show raises all sorts of questions as to the possible direction of the series.
Fellow former castmate Jacqueline Laurita is also rumored to be coming back to the show.
Both women are feuding with Caroline Manzo's younger sister Dina.
Dina Manzo and Caroline remain estranged and are not even on speaking terms.
The turbulent relationship between the Manzo sisters and Laurita could factor into the new season.
If Caroline Manzo is coming back to a show, she got away from because it was too negative, it could be that she's coming back to bring calm and wisdom.
The younger housewives may need someone willing to set a good example so there will be less of this in the future.
Do you think Caroline Manzo would bring calm or additional drama to The Real Housewives of New Jersey?