Michael Ausiello
November 04, 2009 AT 02:40 PM EST

And the award for wackiest cross-promotional stunt of the season goes to… The upcoming crossover between NBC medical drama Mercy and Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey.

No joke!

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Real Housewives stars Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita will play themselves in an episode of Mercy.

Here’s the sitch: In a scene being shot this week, Giudice and Laurita come up against Michelle Trachtenberg’s Chloe in a NJ bar. “It’s not a warm and fuzzy encounter by any means,” says my spy.

Mercy is set in the Garden State, so it’s not that much of a stretch. But more importantly, NBC owns Bravo! Sneaky, right?

Thoughts?

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