Posted: 10:31 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
It’s been no bed of roses for the Real Housewives of New Jersey… but as season 5 approaches its final few episodes, many fans are insisting that show expands beyond the stale storyline surrounding the sibling rivalry between Teresa Giudice and her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga.
Well, it appears that Andy Cohen is listening, as sources tell RumorFix that a shake-up is in store for the popular Bravo franchise.
With the RHONJ season 5 reunion in the can, RumorFix can report exclusively that the 15 hour production was so boring that serious consideration is now underway as to who will return and who will NOT be invited back in season 6.
RumorFix has learned that while RHONJ has not officially been renewed, the new season is tentatively slated to begin filming in the next two months and, as of right now, no cast member contracts have yet been offered by the Bravo network.
It is all but certain that RHONJ will get the green light to begin production, and insiders say Teresa and Joe Giudice’s legal troubles will definitely be addressed. However, according to our sources, “Everything is up in the air right now because there is disagreement between the show’s producers as to which direction they will go.”
We’re told that the dynamic between Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita is being carefully reconsidered. The New York Post recently reported that a spin-off show, revolving around the Manzo family, is currently in development… but while some network executives love Caroline, our sources reveal that several RHONJ producers would be happy to see her go!
As for Kathy Wakile, producers are “on the fence,” but, according to our source, they would hate to lose her sister Rosie.
In the meantime, RumorFix can also report that at least one additional ‘housewife’ is being considered to join the cast.
It’s going to be interesting!