Teresa Who? #RHONJ Season 7 Filming Scheduled To Move Forward Without Teresa Giudice

Posted on May 25 2015 - 1:57pm by Editor

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Real Housewives of New Jersey” castmates have supposedly been guaranteed that season 7  filming will commence this fall with or without Teresa Giudice (inmate #65703-050).

Teresa Giudice currently sits in prison at the Danbury Correctional Facility, where she is serving out the remainder of her 15-month federal sentence on felony fraud charges. According to Confidenti@l, the earliest she may be released is by the end of the year, some several weeks after the show is expected to have resumed filming. A source tells the newspaper,

“They plan to start filming in November, which means they will be putting together story lines after the summer,” a source said. “Not everyone is coming back, and it is still a big question mark as to what they will do with the problem known as Teresa.”

Contrary to many reports, it’s still not certain if the 43-year-old Giudice inked a deal to return to the show next season. Also, Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita’s return are not certain either.

READ: EXCLUSIVE: Teresa Giudice Going Nuts as Co-Stars Score Big On The Reality Train!

If and when Teresa returns, many of her scenes will have to be filmed at her residence given she’ll be under home confinement for a few months and strictly monitored by the Department of Probation through an electronic ankle bracelet. The source added,

“They want to make sure the cast is full of people connected to Teresa,” the source said. “Her relatives and her once-best-friend, Jacqueline, will help them tell the story of Teresa’s time away, and return home without looking like Bravo is making light of her crime. It will be more focused on family.”

Teresa has been imprisoned since January and is supposedly “well adjusted” and working in the kitchen. She’s allowed to exchange emails with her lawyer and family that are monitored by the prison and calls home for about 10 minutes each day.

Teresa’s husband, Joe Giudice is expected to begin serving his 3.5 year prison sentence on similar fraud charges once his wife is released from prison.

 

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  • WestCoastFeed

    It is my understanding the filming would not be permitted while she is under house arrest. That would postponed her filming until February.

  • WestCoastFeed

    The article also says that we should expect to see Jac and Kathy back since they are so closely associated with Tre. Not that it is uncertain that they will be back.

    • All About The Tea

      Thank you. We are aware of that but have been told otherwise but thank you for your comment and insight.

      • WestCoastFeed

        NY Daily News has a good track record for having accurate sources.

  • September24

    Go ahead and film the show. See how it does in the ratings. That’s the bottom line. No interest in Jacaholic. No interest in Kat. No interest in Tre’s in-laws. I’d rather watch Leann and Eddie. Sad. hahahaha!

  • Marsbars09

    If this story is accurate I’m glad Bravo finally had enough sense to realize a show can air without the felon.
    I wonder who Bravo is going keep, hire, and fire for season 7?

    • Imstillstanding666

      If they start filming end of summer/fall won’t all the talk be about Teresa and “the grand finale” will be her release. Not watching the show if there’s any mention of tre in it.

  • Chloe

    Bravo made the right decision. Teresa is not the show and her presence is not needed for the show to be successful. They have Jim Marchese for that.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Chloe! I don’t know if Jimmy will be up to acting a fool as Amber is fighting cancer once again.

      • Chloe

        That’s right. I forgot about Amber. They may not even come back because of that.

  • DLister

    Ah, so season 7 is still the Season of the Felons. Bravo can go f-ing scratch.

    • Marsbars09

      Your comment is funny as hell Delister!
      Season of Felons! LOL!

  • Yolie

    I don’t know why they delayed filming in the first place. This is not the Teresa show and personally I prefer her not to be on the show after the crimes she committed.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Melissa, Jac and Kathy were all filmed at Lauren Manzo’s bridal shower. They have tweeted pictures of themselves together at other activities. Which makes me wonder if Bravo might not be putting a bit of film in the bank to be used if necessary when the serious filming has been completed.

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    I know there are tons of lies out there, but why do the blogs keep saying the convicted felon will be out by Christmas? I thought her sentence was already reduced and she was to be there until February 2016, then a halfway house for a few months.

    If filming does begin, it should be with all new women. Let the crime ridden past go away for good. NJ is better than that!

    • WestCoastFeed

      It’s something called “the Second Chance Act.” Under it, one can petition to have the final 10% of one’s sentence served under house arrest or in a halfway house. Tre’s lawyer says they petitioned for it months ago.

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        Is that final 10% off the already reduced sentence WCF? That seems odd – like a double whammy. I wonder if their petition was successful whether the prison records would be updated – it’s still showing release date as February.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Yes, it is taken off the reduced sentence. But that doesn’t change the release date. She will remain under house arrest until the February date. After that she will be on probation for two years.

          • Elizabeth Fisher

            Correct. I think the lawyer said that if the Petition is granted, Tre could be home right before Christmas.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I think her lawyer said that the petition has already been granted.

          • Elizabeth Fisher

            Thanks. I did not know that.

          • How is that possible when her previous lawyer (the lady she fired) petitioned the court with the same “the Second Chance Act” and that request was denied. This was before she turned herself in.

          • WestCoastFeed

            That was a different petition. That one requested that the entire 15 month sentence be either in a halfway house or under house arrest. This petition is just for the final 10% of her sentence.

          • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

            Thanks WCF. From what I understood house arrest is fairly strict so it will be very interesting to see if she is allowed to film a show during that time.

  • side of Sour Cream

    For me anyway, the fun of the show was watching Teresa, this sub-human moron, somehow stumble her way through her tacky life, pissing off all her guidette friends and relatives over and over and over. She drove all those wanna be Carmella Sopranos absolutely bonkers and it was hysterical.
    Now that she’s a bankrupt, broke ass, convicted felon she’s the ultimate loser. & It’s just another housewife show, so I don’t care if she comes back or not.

    • T’s Martini Lounge

      I agree, it is fun to rag on her, a ‘love to hate’ kind of thing. But will only watch a rerun – I’m not going to contribute the those ratings.

      • Livie1

        Me either T.

    • Mags

      I really miss Camile Soprano. Now that was great entertainment.

    • Marsbars09

      LOL! Preach SC! Your description of Tre is spot on. She does not deserve to come back on anybody’s TV screen EVER!

  • Mags

    Ge’ez……..another article, another scenario. Bravo is working hard to get the viewers opinions! I for one, am not interested in being a part of the ratings to get this lying criminal felon her job back. Bravo…….YOU SUCK. P.S. I’m also not interested in watching drunks, huffers nor the mentally ill….produce good work rather then the slop you’ve been creating. Always, fake scripted storylines under the pretense of reality.

    • Livie1

      Mags, so well stated. I completely agree with all you said.

    • Marsbars09

      Right on Mags! I admire your insightful comment.
      Bravo has really jumped the tank with their reality shows.

    • Sophia Z.

      Great post! I agree completely with everything you said. I’m slowly watching less Bravo TV each day

  • WestCoastFeed

    Martha Stewart was not allowed to film while under house arrest. What makes Bravo think Teresa will be permitted to?

    • Mags

      Hmmm…..didn’t know that WCF.

    • Jennymckitty

      Her lawyer seems to be under the impression that she will be allowed….if what he is saying in interviews is based in facts rather than PR.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Wendy Feldman also said it wouldn’t be allowed. I think that was in one of her tweets. I don’t know how the probation office views this.

        • Just a jersey girl

          Hmm very interesting WCF when one is reapleased under a halfway house or home confinement you are suppose to look for work. My theory we will see JoGo and the girls

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      It certainly would make a joke out of the penal system if she could film – what kind of a message is that to young would-be offenders?

  • Marsbars09

    True dat! I can’t believe a network, no matter how shoddy, would support felons.

  • Pandora403

    Are the twins returning, too? What about Amber? Is Bravo going to bring her back so they can exploit her cancer diagnosis? Has this network no shame?

    • WestCoastFeed

      I certainly hope Amber decides to concentrate on her cancer recovery and stays away from the stress of filming NJ. Especially with a husband like Jim who likes to stir up trouble.
      It almost seems unfair not to give the twins another try since they got so little exposure last season. However those voices were so annoying that I don’t think they’d get much support another year.

      • Marsbars09

        HI WCF! I agree Amber needs to stay away from appearing on RHNJ due to her illness.
        And I believe the twins got more than a fair chance to show what they could bring to the table on RHNJ. They were just not a good fit for the show.
        And I thought you didn’t like the twins?

        • WestCoastFeed

          No. Their voices were so terrible I generally just tried to ignore them.

      • Pandora403

        I haven’t recovered from the question of the year: Did Rino sleep with his MIL, Santa? Not only do I not want to know I don’t know why this was ever a topic of discussion. Some things are just better left unsaid.

        • cait

          Grotty Gotti was trying to score a place on the show !

  • pixntrix

    Sorry but wtf?!?! Definitely will not watch that show if the felon Teresa is back.

  • Hey Jude

    Why would we want to see bravo pay to have her fake tan, fake hair, fake face plastered back on… probably new clothes and the house of horrors bought and paid for so they would have some place to film her. I can already see her having her ankle bracelet blinged up and laughing about it with some fake friend. No thanks bravo!

  • Trippinhhard

    Ummmmmm I happy the show is going in without her.. It’s like I said n Season 1, they were thieves and crooks, they would try and run me off the NJ threads.. I was raised to believe no one spends cash, like running water.. There’s no money tree in the backyard as my mama use to say, if it was, I’ll have all tall sap sucker (8) of us taking turn shaking the shit out that damn tree.. Your Daddy work two job to support and educate all of you…. My mama was a born mother, she loved kids and being a housewife to the max.. I myself never ever wanted to her mother, mother, mother, all day long.. The Lord blessed me with what I could handle and be the best mother I could be.. Teresa is not the show and I will definitely watch this Season for sure…IJS

    • bellaboo

      I loved how you put that. I was born in the late 50s & my mother was a just that, a mother & a housewife. We were middle class, therefore my dad had to work 2 jobs, but my memories of a child, i never felt like my dad wasnt there. We lived in a suberb that was a new developement & there was a lot of kids. Most of my memories were playing outside from the time we woke up until the sun went down, then there were SO many nights when we played games, set up tents & slept outside. I digress, what im trying to say is my work ethic was you had to work hard in order to live happy, NOT DOING ANYTHING POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY BREAKING THE LAW JUST TO LIVE A LAVISH LIFESTYLE & SCAM A DR JUST TO HAVE ANOTHER KID. Its not like she did this to feed, clothe, & roof over their heads (kids) she wanted to live lavishly, trying to be something shes not. Thats what pisses me off. You have to look at this like she took food etc away from our families just so she could live like the phoney bit*h she is.
      When i first started wwatching rhnj, i ended the first season hating teresa, & it just kept getting worse because of all of her coniving,instigater,making up stories about other people just to make herself look better but because she only has 5% brain function it usually backfired then the victim came to the forefront. I wonder how she slept at night because i picture her and joe lying awake at night putting together the next scam (lack of a better word).
      BRAVO is going to make a BIG MISTAKE if they bring her back, i really feel she will bring down that franchise because SHE IS & WILL ALWAYS BE A CONVICTED FELON.
      martha stewart didnt go back to tv, she DID turn the scandal around & worked her butt off & built an enormous empire, & i respect that. THE PART WHERE SHE “WORKED” HARD, didnt try to make fast money.
      Teresa wants the fast money, she wants things to be what they once were (the money part)
      Teresa is so transparent in her thinking (batting her eyes, shes trying to make up an answer because she is so used to lying its so visible) her mannerism gives it away. Last season she was NOTHING like she has been in the past, so i wonder which 1 of her is the true teresa, or maybe she doesnt even know.
      Im so sorry about rambling, but she is not ANY BETTER than ANY OTHER CONVICTED FELON COMING OUT OF PRISON & 1ST THING ON THE AGENDA IS “FAST MONEY” & that will be BRAVO
      Another thing has anybody thought about how FAKE it will be with her on because WE ALL KNOW HER $$ BUSINESS & HOW BROKE SHE IS so no more tanning, hair extensions makeup stylist unless bravo picks up the tab, but if that happens it goes against the whole meaning of what trhw is all about REAL, REALITY, NO FAKING IT. #crimeshouldntpay

      • Trippinhhard

        Girl we were raised the same way, my parents owed 10 acres of land.. They sold 3 acres to the poor and needy.. The bought old houses and made them look like new.. Ummmm my mother would send us out on rent day, and you better have her money.. She said your ass was poor as piss and pumpkins, we gave you and your kids a chance ata good home, at a very reasonable price..LMAS (RIP) mother, daddy…when they didn’t have her money my mama would jump in that car, and she was angry, she could pack up all your belongings in 30 minutes, and tell them, if my money is not here, when I finished, you got to get the hell out of here.. They would be calling everybody they knew to get those 75.00 a month, rent to own. My son had the honor of seeing his Momo in action, he said mama when I came back,
        and told her two homes didn’t have her money, Momo whole body change, she told me get in the car…LMAO because my mother loved ppl, we all do, but hard work never killed no one, as my father would say, he died when I was 18.. Oh Lord I wrote a poem called “don’t cry for me now” I wanted to die that night myself.. I knew life as it was, was not going to be the same for the last three, I’m the baby.. My older wealthy brothers, left it up to the baby to take care of her., but my Big Sexy knew when I married him, my mother can first, because the Lord my God and Savior, was going to let me alone to earn enough money, to keep her in the manner, she was accustomed to.. She would cry and say you just like you Daddy, honest to the bones..I live my whole family from the deepest depts of my soul.. I know they weren’t right, but they have to answer for that with their Savior.. Me and Jesus, never had a problem, if there was a problem, it was ME..Now my beautiful sweet Father in Heaven breathe new life in myself..,ooooooweeeeeee all he’s so awesome and he’s more beautiful than any picture has Jesus looking.. I’ve had the honor, to ge blessed my whole life, because I kept my words to him.. I feel like I’m 24 awaiting on everything and I earned everything I have.. Oh thank you JESUS.. I was rich in today’s standards, farm, swimming pool, tennis court at home, we went on vacation every year., ooooowe we went to Disney World the 2nd year they opened, I hated it, those Disney character running around, made me throw up, my stomach has always been weak, but water world is the bomb and the log ride, I love, the Disney character, makes me sick.. My twins also hated it, but they love MGM, NICK, AND HICKCOCK, energy place.. Girl I’m so happy, I cry about it, my husband don’t get it, but he surely like get in on, like we were young again… 31 yrs awwww I Love Big Sexy, my first, my last, my everything, he a great husband and father.. He survived a major heartache 2-3 months ago, 12 shots to the heart to save him, and he came back the same, I love him, just as he is, that’s between him and JESUS.. Me myself and I, I would be in the state capital telling everyone, what Jesus did for me.. But he thanked him in his own way and BASF Corporation is the bomb, they gave their own Hospital at their plant.. If that happen at home or his Corporation, I would be visiting the grave yard… But thank You Jesus, he still here with us.., I loved the way, they raised us., hard work never killed anyone..Now that’s just me Girl, I retired state 40.. Not looking for another job, I haven’t paid a bill in almost 2 decades, Big Sexy does everything for me.. My check I spend on myself and my grandkids.. Thank you Jesus, because he’s the real deal…Be blessed because you know, it is what it is, but I Samra will tell you to your face, if you don’t stop what you doing, I will turn you in.., I called the IRS on Teresa, I worked their early in life, I quit because I found out the wealth donations are 100% and our are only 20%.. I give my money directly to the poor, screw the IRS, yes I will turn your no good arse in.. I will call and say I am who I am, and report crooks… I hate a crook and a their… Now that’s just me, they know my voice, it’s very hard to forget.. Love you my sister…Samra

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    Even though I didn’t enjoy last seasons RHONJ, thanks mainly to the Twins, Dina and Tre, I really hope that it is back filming this season without Tre just to let her know what she wasn’t the star of the show and that it can go on without her. She had such an overinflated idea of her own importance it will be good to show her she ain’t that special. I honestly can’t see Tre wanting to go back on the show when she gets out of jail – her ego and pride is too great to let people see her new lifestyle post-prison. She can’t get away with the downsizing lies when her house is in foreclosure. Having all that filmed would hurt Tre more than any prison sentence. The only thing that will force her back on is money and even Bravo at this points knows that Tre does not show her reality so what’s the point in having her on the show just to spin lies and put on a front?

    • She Codes

      The sad thing is, I think that Bravo will pay her tons of money to come back. They always hang onto the most annoying undeserving people. Think Nene Leakes and Tamra Barnes… they will definitely make it worth Theresa’s while to come back… I just hope that they don’t go so far to pay the millions in fines that they have to pay back.

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        I fear that too! But she will be desperate for money so they will be in the driving seat IMO. The big question is will Tre be able to put her ego and shiny-bauble driven competitiveness to be the one with the biggest house and flashiest lifestyle to one side because she needs the money?

        • WestCoastFeed

          Her lawyer says she is “reprioritizing” her life. Meaning what? She is going to return a changed person who no longer puts greedy competitiveness first? I think that is what he means. But can she really change that much?

          • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

            I really don’t think she can change WCF – that WWHL interview they gave just after sentencing told us everything. After telling the judge just days beforehand that she has learned a lesson and has changed she still sat and told Andy that she is allowed spend the money she earns if she wants. Teresa seems to be competitive her whole life – I believe Joey when he says that.

    • Mags

      BHHE……agree with you 100%!

    • Shy-ra

      Exactly! That is actually what might get me to tune in – seeing Tre cope with being more broke than her castmates, being foreclosed on and kicked to the street. Now that’s some good TV!! And that’s the reality of it, so how would Tre agree to that with her narcissism and all?! She’s all about letting everyone KNOW she’s better, and I hope the cast & even crew rubs her poverty in her face! She won’t be able to “roll” with the other housewives because she has no disposable income, right?!!! What can she even contribute to this type of show that is supposed to showcase “excess”?

      Let the Tre “spin” begin – it’s gotta be entertaining, c’mon!

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        I think I would probably tune in to that Shy-ra too – to see her eat some humble pie. I am sick of her being enabled by Bravo to treat viewers like idiots though – that scene with Joe when she tried to make out she was looking at new smaller homes as part of some overall business plan is an insult to anyones intelligence. The early days of these shows were so much more natural, with actual friendships and family doing their thing – viewers liked that and the more it becomes contrived or fake the more turned off we are so I just don’t get why Bravo would wants someone back on a reality show that refuses to show her own reality.

  • She Codes

    I smell a prison cookbook in the works with Theresa. How to use Ramen noodles and ketchup packets to make the best pasta ever….

    • Livie1

      I think the Boo Boo’s already did this dish and called it “sketti”? Maybe not the ramen noodles though…I think that gang used pasta. Tre’s version, if she used Ramen Noodles *would* be a bit more exotic 😉

  • itsjustme

    Why do I get the feeling, that if this is indeed true and they are going to start filming this fall, that Joe and the girls will be featured in place of Teresa? I won’t be watching either was, as I have pretty much stopped watching all of the franchises. The only one I really watch any more is RHOBH. That one is the only one that, while still has drama, doesn’t (imo) have the depth of drama and screeching wars all of the other franchises seem to rely on.

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    If Bravo doesn’t invite The Marchese’s back then I’m DEFINITELY not watching…

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    Bravo is hanging on to the idea of keeping RHONJ a dysfunctional family show…it’s truly pathetic and the Giudice/Gorga beef is BEYOND beaten to death and not even believable anymore…

    Funny how Bravo wants to keep a convicted felon…after Teresa does her time she is STILL a felon…but her fans will happen to forget about that…

  • Mags

    So many great, intelligent, witty commenters associated with AATT Blogs are impressive!

  • Livie1

    Mags I agree. I said before, why doesn’t Bravo put some of the regular Joe victims of that duo on the show – like one or two of the innocent homeowners they bilked after the hurricane?

  • bellaboo

    I dont know why bravo would bring her back because all of the content in rhw is an over the top lifestyle in which thats what the fans want MORE THAN THE DRAMA, so now we the fans of the franchise (not tg) know she no longer can live that life, & if she does ITS ALL FAKE, & this is supposed to be a reality show not the “poor” convicted felon show. SHE NO LONGER HAS ANYTHING TO OFFER!! She will be the pinacle of FAKE, PHONY, not to mention i never want to see her ugly mug on tv again. She is not original, plus bravo NEEDS TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THAT CONVICTED FELON. I know i wont watch & will boycott the sponsers. SHE IS OLD NEWS #CRIMESHOULDNTPAY