At the season 6 reunion, Real Housewives Of New Jersey star and soon-to-be jailbird Teresa Giudice insinuated that she may never return to the show. Personally, I was like, “Yes!” because she’s the reason I stopped watching RHONJ regularly about two years ago. They need to move the eff on already. However, this might not be the case, which is bad news for me, but I guess good news for Teresa fans.
It was originally rumored that Teresa and her family would rush through some production prior to January 5, when she will begin her 15-month sentence. But according to an article on E! News, that’s not the case. In fact, filming for the series has been delayed indefinitely. Radar Online reports that Bravo is nervous to do a show without Teresa, although the network hasn’t confirmed or denied any casting at this point.
So, what’s the plan? Supposedly, Bravo is considering delaying the show until Teresa and Joe are both released from jail. “They’re exploring shelving the season until 2016, when Teresa gets out of prison,” a source told Radar. “By having her fresh out of prison, there would be a clear storyline. It would also pull on fans’ heartstrings to see the changed Teresa back in the limelight.”
That…sounds like a really bad idea. In my opinion, this franchise has revolved around Teresa and her family for way too long – to completely halt the show for her feels like the wrong direction entirely. I say Bravo starts fresh – new cast, new families, new everything. What do you think? Is RHONJ nothing without the Giudices or are you ready for them to go in another direction?