Following Joe and Teresa Giudice’s indictment, The New York Daily News reports Bravo executives are debating the fate of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. New Jersey remains one of the most popular shows in the franchise, but the site reports that since the show is supposed to be about the lavish lifestyles of five ladies from NJ, the frenzy surrounding the Giudices and their legal troubles has given the show bad publicity.
Andy Cohen is reportedly not happy about the way the show is being represented, because RHONJ is “his baby.” A network source says, “Nobody wants to see their talent in this kind of a situation.”
Sources also confirm that Teresa has been pitching a spin-off show to Bravo execs in the recent months. “They are not interested,” says an insider. “Bravo only spins off happy situations — marriages, baby news. Not prison.”
When leaving the courthouse Tuesday, Joe Giudice and his parents engaged in foul-mouthed behavior before and after he and Teresa made their first appearance in federal court. News that Bravo is contemplating canceling the show comes one day after videos and pictures were posted of Joe and his parents cursing and flipping off the paparazzi.
Bravo has yet to release an official statement regarding the fate of the show or the Giudices.
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