Teresa Giudice is heading to court on October 2 with her husband, Joe Giudice, and the couple’s upcoming sentencing has reportedly caused Bravo some issues. According to Radar Online, Bravo has put off filming The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion specials because producers on the show allegedly want to film parts of the sentencing to air them — you know, to make things more dramatic.
“They keep delaying it. They want to get her sentencing in. They will continue to delay until she is sentenced. It was going to be filmed in September because that’s when her sentencing was. They can use any excuse they want. But it’s because they want the sentencing first.”
Teresa Giudice has reportedly asked Bravo not to film, but producers have other plans. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the show is in trouble, and ratings have sunk in a big way this season. Apparently producers think that some “exclusive” footage from Teresa and Joe’s sentencing could save the show — or at least have it go out with a bang. It’s unknown if cameras will be permitted inside the courtroom, but Bravo will likely try to film as much as they possibly can, and pair the recordings with Teresa talking about the experience. If it’s done right, it will definitely bring in the viewership.
People — not just RHONJ fans — have seemingly become obsessed with what is going to happen to Teresa and Joe. The case itself is unique because it could be a real-life Orange is the New Black scenario, the only difference is that the lead “character” is someone quasi-famous. Hardly anyone can even imagine Teresa going to jail — not even Teresa herself.
In fact, Teresa Giudice doesn’t think that she’s going to be sentenced to prison, and her attorney seems to agree with that. According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, Bravo is prepared to fire Teresa after her sentencing no matter what the outcome is. Since her life will be completely different (she will be in a smaller house, for example), Bravo is reportedly ready to move Teresa and Joe right out of their line-up.
“The network just doesn’t want to have a criminal as a lead on one of their shows, especially one of their highest rated and most publicized shows. There are other housewives on ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ who manage to bring the drama without dipping into anything illegal, and Teresa doesn’t fall into that category anymore.”
Do you think Teresa will go to jail? Do you think her days on RHONJ are numbered?
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