We’ve been hearing a lot of conflicting reports concerning season 7 of RHONJ. The latest rumors suggest that producers are trying to class up the Garden State Housewives and make the whole show a lot more glamorous. It seems that producers are trying to dig deeper to find some real gems to add to the RHONJ cast.
As we previously reported the first step in classing up RHONJ and adding some glamour to the show was done by adding Traci Lynn Johnson to the cast. Traci is former NFL-star Tiki Barber’s wife. Sources reveal to E! News that the rumors about Traci joining RHONJ are very real.
“Yes, the rumor is true,” an inside source says. “Traci is down the road with the production company. She and Tiki moved to NJ a few years ago. They are next door neighbors with Snooki.”
The source goes on to say, “When producers approached Traci, they told her they were revamping the show. Their goal is to include more well-known names and make New Jersey look more glamorous, like the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Sources also reveal that Traci is a “sure thing” but it’s “not locked down yet.”
Fans shouldn’t expect the same old RHONJ, in fact, the focus of the show will totally change. “Potential new cast members are being told the show will take an entirely different direction. The focus isn’t going to be on Teresa and her family’s legal troubles. It’s time for a fresh start. More fun and more glam.”
In fact, reports of Bravo trying to fill the cast with the wives of professional athletes and other well-known New Jerseyans is true. Apparently Hala Kerik, Caroline Manzo’s BFF and wife of NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik was approached as well as Amber Sabathia, wife of Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia. Turns out Amber and CC declined the offer to be RHONJ.
As for the previous RHONJ cast members, it seems that their fate on the show is still up in the air. “It’s still early in the process. They’re meeting with a lot of women and trying to determine what ensemble will work best for the show. I expect Melissa Gorga to return.”
I like the idea of a more fun and glam RHONJ. I think that season 1 of RHONJ was such a breath of fresh air because it was fun and different then it got dark and focused on the Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice feud too much. So far these RHONJ changes sound good; I just hope they keep some familiar faces in the cast, so fans are too shocked by the new direction of the show.
What previous RHONJ cast members do you want back for season 7? Do you think a more glam and fun RHONJ sounds good? Are you surprised that producers want to take RHONJ in a new direction?