Not much has been revealed about the season 8 cast, other than Danielle Staub’s return to Bravo. We’ve been talking with multiple sources close to production, and were able to get some insight as to what’s really going on behind the scenes!
“Right now casting is ongoing, but we will 100% begin filming the show before the end of February,” an insider confirmed.
If you read between the lines, things are very interesting. We now have 6 names in the mix, so why are producers still casting?
It’s unknown to what capacity Danielle will be back, but the AATRH team has a theory. Producers are going to see what Danielle brings to the season before they decide if she will be a full-time housewife, or just a friend!
We reached out to Danielle’s publicist for some sort of confirmation, but as expected, she could not comment at this time. Danielle has a lot of dirt on Jacqueline, and has made it clear that her intentions are to expose her for who she really is!
RHONJ has only had 6 housewives for one season (season 6), and that did not go so well. This franchise typically only has 5 wives, but if casting is still going on, it looks like they will have more. UNLESS, someone is leaving or being demoted to a “friend.”
It appears very likely that there could be a cast shake-up, and we’ll see a new, fresh Jersey Girl for season 8.
Sometimes it really pays to be a RHONJ blogger in New Jersey. I was recently contacted by 2 women who have friends that are actually being tested for season 8 right now!
It turns out this is not an easy task, and they’ve been in contact and working with producers for weeks. Allegedly, they both have more meetings with production this week, and are still going through the casting process. The ladies were told that filming will definitely start in the next 2 weeks; clearly producers are cutting it close!
Right now the only current RHONJ who’s confirmed her return is Dolores, and ironically, she’s the one most assumed would be demoted to a friend. While Dolores didn’t say if she’d be full-time or part-time, it would be silly for her to make an announcement if she was just a friend.
We have heard it’s “highly unlikely” that Kathy Wakile will be back, but we can’t confirm that 100% at this time.
This leaves Teresa, Melissa, Siggy, and Jacqueline up in the air. Within the next two weeks we will definitely have more RHONJ scoop for you.
There is so much to be confirmed before filming begins. Producers are down to the wire and the pressure is on everyone involved to make season 8 the best yet!