RHONJ season 7 is winding down and season 8 casting rumors have already started. While this season showed some of the toughest moments in reality TV history, the show can’t go on for years depending on Teresa Giudice and her family; the other ladies need to bring it as well!
While most fans of the show are hoping producers will bring some fresh, new blood into the mix; our RHONJ insider confirmed that there are no plans for that right now. “There is absolutely no casting going on for RHONJ right now. All of the current wives are in consideration, and the cast and crew are hoping to start filming again in early 2017.” They did clarify however, “that’s not to say filming won’t get pushed and new women sought, but as of now that doesn’t seem likely.”
Despite the rumors, our source added, “Kim D will definitely NOT be a paid cast member for RHONJ season 8, and none of the season 7 friends are even being mentioned for next season.” This is a relief, the sooner Richie and Kathy are off of Bravo the better!
It turns out that Bravo and production do have some concerns about season 8 however; what will it even be about? “The behind the scenes concerns for next season is what the storylines will be. The only clear, set storyline will be checking-in on how Teresa and the girls are doing without Joe.”
Season 7 wasn’t much of a challenge in terms of plot; Teresa Giudice and her family set the stage for a very entertaining, dramatic return to reality TV! “Season 7 had bookends; Teresa came home from prison, then she and Melissa had drama with Jacqueline (and we met Siggy and Dolores), and then Joe left for prison. Production will definitely have their work cut out for them when it comes to season 8. The network and fans have huge expectations,” our source explained.
As much as I don’t want to see season 8 filming delayed, I think RHONJ needs new women; we can’t do last season again! Between the embarrassing antics of Jacqueline and Ashlee, and the newbies neutrality; the show needs something to change! From what we hear things are shifting behind the scenes, and lets hope if the season 7 cast is brought back the dynamics are different!