Exclusive: Real Housewives of New Jersey Alternate Finale Taping & Reunion Update

Posted on Sep 22 2014 - 3:30pm by Editor

RHONJ Season 6

After the massive fan backlash and sharp decline in ratings, Bravo producers have switched gears for season six.

Initially the main storyline centered around Teresa Giudices’ legal drama but the explosive Motherf*cker Gate involving TereSSa/Rino/Santa is now their main focus.

According to an exclusive source, producers are now working on an alternate ending for the season finale. Typically, the season ends with a fashion show brawl where sinks are thrown and punches are flung but now that Kim D is not in the picture; we’ll have to wait and see what direction they go in.

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This news comes on the heels of media reports of a delayed reunion taping due to Teresa Giudices’ sentencing reschedule to October 2.  The new reunion filming is scheduled for October 5. 

Our source also revealed, the network has now extended reunion invitations to the husbands and boyfriends. This makes sense since the men have been stirring the pot more than their counterparts. 

The feedback from many viewers is that the network’s exploitive portrayal of The Giudice family legal mess and it’s fallout was disturbing. Especially involving the children’s pain and anguish over their parents poor decisions. Many fans of the show vowed they would not watch and it appears many did say adios to the RHONJ.

According to our exclusive source, the Santa/Rino affair has changed the course of the show and Bravo has scrapped their taped finale surrounding Giudices’ legal drama and is taping new footage to create an alternate finale ending.

Season six was hyped (by the network) and the hope was that Teresa Giudices’ legal woes would attract a boatload of viewers. However, their strategy has backfired and they’ve the switched their focus to Victoria Gotti’s bombshell announcement.

Stay tuned for more RHONJ updates.

 

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  • WestCoastFeed

    I know that Nicole tweeted that the reunion was now set to be taped on Oct 5th. Jim has said that he has not received an invitation (from Bravo or the producers) to attend. But Bobby maintains that Jim was invited through Amber. Has that all changed since yesterday?

    • All About The Tea

      All the men have now been officially invited.

  • SSSSS

    I’ve found this season sooooo BORING that I almost stopped watching…and then the Rino/Santa rumor was revealed–that’s the only reason I’m still watching! The past 2 episodes have been super boring but I can’t wait until next week.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Thank Gawd for the Rino/Santa affair. It saved this season because I was ready to tune out then BAM! Good to hear all the men have been invited. I hope Jim/Bobby/Gorga tear each others throats out. Good reporting Tea.

    • Birdie11

      HAHAHAHA…this comment is everything!!

  • WestCoastFeed

    I can’t find any confirmation yet from Jim Marchese that he has been invited. When he first began his nonstop tweeting he maintained that the other men refused to film with him.
    Or is it that he really does not want to film with them?

    • Jennymckitty

      This weekend he kept denying that he was invited and Bobby kept telling him that he was. Finally he said that if Bravo wanted him there, they needed to ask him.

      • All About The Tea

        All the men have now been officially invited to attend. if they all decide to attend is another story.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Thanks. I wonder what Jim will decide to do. I have also wondered about Juice and Teresa. Teresa probably needs the paycheck.

  • Jennymckitty

    Maybe I a dense, but why are they waiting until after the sentencing to film? She isn’t going to say anything different. Does anyone believe for one minute that she is going to use the reunion to publicly apologize for her crimes or act repentant?

    • Chloe

      My assumption is if she gets prison time, Andy would dedicate a whole part of the reunion to prison related questions. Who gets the kids, how will she copes, her future on the show, etc.

      • WestCoastFeed

        She was also supposed to come up a restitution plan at sentencing, if I am remembering it correctly. I want to know what her plans are to pay all those creditors back.

      • Jennymckitty

        I thought that I read she was doing an exclusive interview with him after the sentencing and Bravo wasn’t letting her do any others. Maybe that was just BS. I can’t remember where I read that.

        • WestCoastFeed

          What it was, was that she wanted to sell her story out to some media outlet, but Bravo said, “No. You are under contract to us. We get the first interview.”

          • Jennymckitty

            West, it was something like that. She had wanted to do another interview but Bravo said “no”. I wish I could remember where I read it.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I think it was an ROL story

          • Jennymckitty

            I was afraid of that. I rarely read it anymore.

        • Chloe

          She tried to sell to People mag and Bravo shut her down.

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            Fah and Puh-shaw! How dare Bravo hold Teresa Giudice to contract stipulations!
            My My, I must be pissing somebody off…I do declay-er Ah’m such an uncouth silly little woman!

    • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

      And if she did, who at this date and time in history would even begin to believe that what she said in front of any type of camera is even vaguely close to being true and correct?
      Oh…did I say too much! Whell, blast…Do I need a lawyer?

    • TartLemon

      Orange jumpsuit remote from the prison would be great! If that’s not where she is, I’d settle for ubiquitous ankle monitors.

      • Jennymckitty

        Do they make the ankle monitors in leopard print? I sure hope they are new and not used. That would be as bad as other people’s carpet.

  • Dana

    All I have to say is, I’m rooting for Tre. She’s strong woman and if anyone can come back she can.

    • WestCoastFeed

      But first she needs to pay back that $13 million she owes.

      • twifan2

        People need to start filing liens on those 2 once they get sentenced, IF they expect to get at least SOMETHING back! :/

        • WestCoastFeed

          There may be lines waiting at the court house or where ever it is one goes to file liens. Just waiting for the word that the judge has ruled and they have the go ahead to file.

          • twifan2

            If they want to camp out waiting in line, I for one would be willing to take them coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sprinkle cookies, sammaches, etc… Hold their place in line, while they take a bathroom break. 🙂

          • WestCoastFeed

            There you go!! Stout-hearted twi to the rescue!!!

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            Stout-hearted is way better than “Stout Shoed”.

          • twifan2

            ‘Stout’? As in lager Stout? 🙂
            *holds out empty glass*

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            I’ll run right up and fill that stein with a lovely “Foster’s or KB Tooth’s” with a stout head! And some will be left for your follow up refreshment!

          • twifan2

            Have any Victoria’s Lace in the house? 🙂

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            I plead ignorance…But I’ll google it and get a whole lot smarter in a few seconds. :)’s

            Now, wait a second…all I got was lingeree and some hydrating body lotion. Is there a Victoria’s Lace that is drinkable?

          • twifan2

            Actually that’s what my brother’s & me call Allagash Victoria ale. IT’S GOOD stuff! 🙂

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            Whellllll, then that’s what we’ll get fer Ya Twi!
            You don’t wear lingeree when you drink it do you??? 🙂

          • twifan2

            Overalls & my Pipi Longstocking socks! 🙂

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            I LIKE IT!
            They had a big tadoo at the Victoria Mansion last June 20th. I am presuming they will have another around June 20th 2015!

          • twifan2

            uuuhhhh TTaA, I wear that ‘outfit’ to work even. Really! 🙂

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            I’m generally in shorts, an interesting Tee shirt and athletic shoes, a visor and sports equipment.
            I’d be willing to switch to the Overalls and maybe in a great moon with the Pipi Longstocking socks like on Dr. Seuss Day or somethin’.

          • twifan2

            OT! 🙂
            Did you hear about Maggie Smith getting kissed by George Clooney in an upcoming episode of Downton Abbey? She supposedly swoons. 😀
            The episode is for a charity. I want to see it!

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            I heard something about Geo Clooney. But I didn’t know what it was all about.
            He should fit in quite smoothly for that series.
            If it was Idris, I’d swoon before he got within 3 feet of me. Sheesh!

          • twifan2

            I’d push your body off to the side and tell Idris, ‘Never mind her. I’ll show you around!’
            ;D

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            Not that he would ever look twice at me since I’m his senior by more than a few years…but if you came into the picture…I’d courtsey and walk away sheepishly.
            But I’d look back and gently growl under my breath…like a freshly disciplined puppy.

          • twifan2

            Actually, I was going ask them how much they had stolen from them & how long ago.
            I’d be interested to know HOW much $$$ they’ve gotten back. As according to “Dana” up top, she was working on it. :/

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            Hey Dana has some mocksey to come to us and be so noble.
            But we actually have been reasonable and rather gentle as well!

          • twifan2

            What she been smoking?! :/
            I don’t understans. 😉
            Yes, we have been ‘gentle’-we must be tired.

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            Did I catch “stans” in that comment….arn arn arn…!

          • twifan2

            You be quick! ;D

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            And a Shining Star appears in the New Jersey night sky and her name is twifan2!

          • TartLemon

            What’s the difference in forfeiture and bankruptcy proceedings

          • WestCoastFeed

            I haven’t a clue.

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            Me neither.

          • twifan2

            Me taneithers. 0.o

      • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

        BOOOM!

      • Dana

        She’s working on it. I believe in giving people a second chance not vilifying them.

        • twifan2

          HAPPYWIFE! That be you?

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            Oh, do be gentle Twi.

          • twifan2

            *grabs sprinkle cookie & ponders*
            :/ Nope!
            I still get outraged at those kids being out in the cold after they & their parent(s) got kicked out of their apts due to the Giudices’ GREED!
            AND the people Juicy stole $$$ from making ‘repairs’ to their homes after Sandy! >(

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            Okay, now that’s completely reasonable.
            Would you like a warm shot of Sake or is Tequila more your style?

          • twifan2

            Patron if you have it handy, please. 🙂
            No lemon or salt-straight. 😉

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            Hewwwww, Twi, you are a Stout Woman!
            I’ll take the Victoria Lace…that sounds pretty nifty!

          • twifan2

            Boiler Makers! 🙂

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            Da Bomb!

          • twifan2

            My head would feel like that after 2 of those! ;D

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            I’ll hold your hair for ya, as you make a call on the big white phone!

          • twifan2

            I thank you kindly-BEFOREHAND! 🙂

          • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

            Heh aha, hah, hah, hah, hah, hah, hah, heh, heh, heh…hmmmmm.

        • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

          Bless yer heart Dana…but bless mine more because I obviously need it more. Ha Ha Ha Ha Hah…uh..ooops!

        • disqus_nx4MfF4kvy

          And she will be working on IT for the rest of days on earth. That’s one debt that will never get paid.

        • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

          What exactly is Teresa doing to make restitution Dana? Because I don’t see it. I know that they stole close to $13.4 million & have only paid back $7,500. Is that your version of restitution?
          Or was it the vacations at the shore? Or the trips to LA? Or maybe it’s the lavish parties & doggie spa days that you consider restitution?
          Hmmmmmm…

          I also know that the Giudices spent 10 long years stealing, scamming, cheating & lying. Not one mistake, not one poor choice. Many! Over a very long period of time. While it is so very nice of you to support your felonious friend maybe you’d think differently about second chances if it were your business they destroyed or your family that they harmed. JS.

    • RonnieIsBack

      I would say your check is in the mail..but you might not want to cash that one….IJS…lol

    • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

      Rooting for Tre, Dana? Well, maybe you can help your good buddy out by paying back some of the $13.4 mil she stole? What a pal.
      Oh remember “cash only”, “no receipts”, “Feds still be watchin”!

  • twifan2

    what happened to the LadyBug event?

    • WestCoastFeed

      That should be the finale. And I wouldn’t be surprised if there hasn’t been some hurried filming done to add some real drama to what they had originally. I envision the cast members scrambling through their closets to find the exact outfit they wore and to get it to the dry cleaners, if necessary, for a quick fresh-up. Jim has already informed us that he wasn’t at the event because everyone refused to film with him after Florida.

      • Agstisme

        Humm?!?!? I wonder if Melissa will have to buy back that haute couture top she returned?!?!?

        • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

          Va Va Va… BOOM, again!

          • WestCoastFeed

            No, that was her Christmas top.

        • twifan2

          Will N-M let her back in their store? :/

  • Trippinhhard

    The show is a snooze fest —- no one is interesting and I’m sick of Teresa using her kids, especially Gia..

    • twifan2

      I get the feeling Gia wants the ‘fame’. She’ her mother’s daughter! :/

      • Trippinhhard

        She does seem comfortable in the spotlight.. I hope she’s is preparing her kids for when they go to jail… They are crooks n Gia will get negative attention…

      • RonnieIsBack

        Yup…nose and all…

  • SDC

    It’s not the first time their plans have backfired.Take for example, RHONY…the delay in filming definitely caused people to forget it about the show and I think that’s why the viewership was poor. Another example is RHOBH. In my opinion, RHOBH is the best of the bunch but keeping Brandi Glanville definitely won’t help ratings. A lot of people said they would tune out if she returned and in true Bravo fashion, they’re not listening to their viewers and brought her back. Before she came on the show, it showed lavish lifestyles and there was no petty drama and it wasn’t dark like it was last season. Also, RHOM, I think the reason that show had such poor viewership was because the girls, specifically Adriana, Alexia and Marysol, were very nasty to the others. They were bitchy and vicious and made Brandi Glanville look like a chihuahua. Now for RHONJ. People are sick of Teresa and her lies and exploitation of her children and legal issues. They already read so much about her in the news why would they want to see her pimp out her daughters’ pain for ratings? It’s disgusting. Now I know why Caroline left for good. And bringing Dina back? Epic fail. They need to drop her ass next season because that bitch is boring as hell and her whole “zen” persona is a farce.

    • Trippinhhard

      Good points.

    • itsjustme

      I couldn’t agree with you more when it came to RHBH. It truly was my favorite of the franchise, but I am one who had vowed NOT to watch with Brandi on. I could barely stomach her last season and now with all she has said and done off screen I refuse to give anything she is attached to my time and money, I love Lisa and will watch VPR instead.

  • September24

    Would love to see Jim decline his invite!

    • twifan2

      Can you just imagine the tweets he’d send out during the broadcasting of the show(s)! 🙂

      • September24

        OMG! Good one!

    • RonnieIsBack

      Noooo he HAS to be there…I will love it!!!!

  • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

    Didn’t they already tape the Finale. Oh, maybe not…But it sure seems like it to me.
    Maybe that’s because I haven’t watched any Bravo this whole “season”. So the way I see it, the finale for last “season” WAS the finale!

    Arn Arn Arn…get it? Noh?? Uh…Sorry…oh pshaw!

    • September24

      Juicy still has his DMV trial. I read somewhere if he is found guilty/pleads guilty his DMV sentence could run concurrent to his federal fraud sentence. So no added time. Interesting.

      • twifan2

        OH HE77 NO! >(
        Concurrent?!

      • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

        It sounds like the justice system doesn’t serve justice!

      • RonnieIsBack

        Juicy is liked phuck it…gimme a V-8

  • italiano bambino

    Bravo made a huge mistake to keep Teresa yes her legal problems where good for tv However she CAN’T talk about much plus making her a victim KNOWING that she plea guilty and to top it off using her kids was the worse decision they could ever made. Caroline and Jacqueline not in the show didn’t help as well either people want to accept or not Jersey was the manzo laurita giudice show. Now the new cast are not likeable and to kill it Zina was brought back.. should I continue? ??? Lol

  • Dani-K

    As far as the cast goes, Teresa has gone from being my least favorite to my not least favorite. My absolute least favorite this season is not even a housewife. Jim is scum on the bottom of my shoe. But as far as the reunion goes, they are smart to switch the focus to anything else, though I don’t know how much airtime I want dedicated to discussing Rino cheating with his mother-in-law. Now that’s skeevy!

  • RonnieIsBack

    Yassss. something tells me Ms. Gottie will receieve a nice Welcome Aboard for single-handedly lighting the match that is finally setting this chit on fiyah!
    I am super glad the husbands/boyfriends will be invited.
    Showdown: Jim vs. Bobby..it will be a blood bath!

  • RonnieIsBack

    they need to dis-invite Gonzo (Dina).
    She sucks..#HumanAmbien

  • Shaneka Johnson

    Teresa will do anything for Andy to stay on the show even it will hurt her kids.