RHONJ may be on pause for the summer, but the Garden State Real Housewives franchise isn’t getting the reboot treatment like RHONY just yet.
Andy Cohen is calming down the Bravoverse as speculation about season 14 of RHONJ continues to swirl around social media.
Despite any gossip going around, RHONJ isn’t getting rebooted like the Real Housewives of New York, according to the Big Daddy of Bravo.
“I think there’s a world where anything could happen,” Andy told Showbiz CheatSheet.
However, he doesn’t believe the New Jersey Housewives franchise is at a place where it needs to be rebooted as RHONY did in 2021.
“I don’t think we’re at that place yet. I don’t think we need to, you could keep them both [Teresa and Melissa] on, and you could take one or the other off, or you could take them both off. And the show would still be great.” Andy said.
Andy also doubled down on his previous claim that the Real Housewives of New Jersey is not on “pause” for the summer, insisting that this timeout is a normal break between seasons.
“It’s not really on pause. That was a little blown up. I mean, we always take a minute between seasons. And then suddenly, it made it look like we were in the middle of production, and we shut the cameras down,” he explained.
The Watch What Happens Live host previously teased that it is possible either Teresa or Melissa won’t return for season 14 of RHONJ due to their ongoing – and stale- family drama.
He added that it’s “hard” to imagine the Real Housewives of New Jersey without either Melissa or Teresa, as they have been cornerstones of the franchise for a decade now. Teresa has starred on RHONJ since its inception in 2009, while Melissa joined the cast during season 3 in 2011.
Contracts for season 14 of RHONJ have not been sent out yet. No one in the RHONJ cast has been fired or asked back for next season – yet.
The current plan is that filming for season 14 will begin at the “end of August.”
RHONJ currently stars Danielle Cabral, Jennifer Aydin, Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice, Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania, and Rachel Fuda. Jennifer Fessler and Jackie Goldschnieder also star on the show as friends of the Housewives.