We’ve learned Bravo is seriously considering shelving “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” until Teresa gets sprung … they think she’s THAT important to the success of the show.
Our sources say Bravo execs have been holding meetings and they’re “strongly leaning” in the direction of putting the show on ice, because without Teresa it’s boring. Bravo is worried a bad season could tank the show, and it’s just safer to wait.
This is not sitting well with the rest of the cast. Bruised egos aside, the women are pissed at the prospect of not pulling in a paycheck for more than a year. She’s serving 15 months.
Teresa, who has a conflict with virtually every other “housewife” on the show, can almost certainly use this turn of events to her financial advantage. It’s pretty basic … the more the network needs you, the more you make.
We’re giving this item a huge…
as we’ve been saying this since the last season of the RHONJ ended.
NOTE: Despite all the obvious PR items put out by the EX-NJ Housewives about the RHONJ returning, cast members of the last season doing their best for attention and the reports of focus groups determining the fate of the RHONJ, ONE thing is very clear: Bravo is closely observing the affect Teresa’s stint in Danbury affects her popularity. IF Teresa’s rabid fan base remains and/or grows, Bravo will revive the RHONJ or reward Teresa with her own show. IF Teresa’s fan base dwindles, the RHONJ won’t return and the possibility of some type of a Joodice spinoff show is dead.
The RHONJ has ALREADY had a disastrous season and the hopeful projections of FEBUS to bring her crew back to resuscitate the show is simply laughable.
Teresa’s “people” are doing as much as they possibly can to keep her name in the spotlight… even putting out those mystery source items…to prove to Bravo how valuable Teresa is to the network, despite her being a felon. The direction Bravo takes totally depends on various indicators, which include responses/comments to the items re FELONTeresa.
For those totally unaware, ALL Danbury inmates are required to perform chores… even making their own beds!