Hey Jersey fans! Are you looking for the inside scoop? Well AllAboutTRH has you covered!
Recently we posted about Jersey in need of a new housewife now that Siggy Flicker has decided to leave the show. On Friday, we reported that Melissa Gorga was asking Chrissy Teigen to join the show (for original story click here) but we can report that casting is a little more complicated than that.
Our NJ source exclusively told us that Bravo is having difficulties finding affluent ladies in the Garden State that are willing to join the show. Why you ask? We’re told that the local ladies are hesitant to join RHONJ for fear of how they will be portrayed and for not wanting to be associated with the franchise. We’re told that producers are scouting affluent areas but are not finding much interest. Our source notes that it’s a shame, as there are local women who would be ideal; however many of the the well to do women of Jersey don’t want to be associated with the dark themes of the show.
In addition, Radar Online has reported that Bravo execs are threatening to cancel the show unless the ladies can get the franchise back to being a fun, enjoyable show. According to Radar, “Network execs told the ladies that they had to get the show ‘out of the gutter’ or else it was going to be canceled.”
Their source adds that “The women were told to find a way to make the show better and to help find a new lady to join the show that wouldn’t be so divisive. Bravo wants fun and this season was not fun.”
While we can’t confirm Radar’s report; after talking to our NJ source and the difficulties of finding new ladies, I’m wondering if the smoke is going to equal fire.
From a fans perspective I have to agree that Jersey has gotten dark. I think if Bravo wants to keep Jersey going they need to work on their casting and find a way to get some fun, affluent women on the show. I have watched Jersey from the beginning so I’m hoping they can turn this train around; however only time will tell.
Have you enjoyed the most recent seasons of RHONJ? Would you be hesitant to join the cast?
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