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Filming for season 11 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey is reportedly set to begin on July 20.
A source tells HollywoodLife that “all the ladies” will be returning for season 11.
The ladies returning for season 11 are Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Jennifer Aydin, Dolores Catania, and Jackie Goldschneider. It’s unclear if Danielle Staub will return to the show in any role. During season 10, Danielle vowed to NEVER return to RHONJ again following her fallout with Teresa and drama Margaret and the rest of the cast.
With a hole in the RHONJ cast, Bravo is considering bringing some blood on board but nothing is set in stone just yet.
“The network is toying with the idea of adding someone else, but since they weren’t even one full week into filming, they haven’t decided yet. Some of them hadn’t even filmed together and very few scenes had been filmed,” the source explained. “They are talking to a few women though to see if they’d mesh, but it’s looking like the same ladies from next season only.”
As for the July 20 start date, Bravo reportedly doesn’t want to risk resuming filming anytime sooner due to the ongoing pandemic.
“The network doesn’t want to take any chances on starting earlier than that, but everyone’s feeling excited and ready to go. They got the call about filming this week,” the source added.
Back in March, RHONJ star Jackie Goldschneider appeared on the Everything Iconic podcast and confirmed that filming for season 11 had been halted due to the pandemic.
“We started filming the new season and we only got one week in before we shut down,” Jackie revealed. “If we would have never got going I think it would have been different, but we all like, prepared, and then we started and then we were filming and then … it just stopped. So I think all of us are kind of feeling very unsettled right now.”
Jackie also said played coy about the season 11 cast of RHONJ but hinted that fans probably already know the scoop. She encouraged fans to stay tuned for what’s to come.
“I don’t know if I’m allowed to say anything. You can see on social media some stuff but … I don’t know if I’m allowed to say!” she explained. “In the first week of filming, I only filmed with one other person so I can’t say firsthand.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey will return to Bravo in late 2020 or early 2021.
Thoughts on this news? Are you excited for season 11 of RHONJ?