Will Bravo cancel Real Housewives of New Jersey because of Teresa and Joe’s fraud charges?


For years Real Housewives of New Jersey has been ratings gold for cable network Bravo, but new reports claim they’re willing to give than up in light of Teresa and Joe Giudice’s massive fraud charges. Should they cancel the show?

The New York Daily News has a network source telling them “Nobody wants to see their talent in this kind of a situation.”

“They are not interested,” another source revealed. “Bravo only spins off happy situations — marriages, baby news. Not prison.”

It’s not necessarily true that Bravo only spins off of happy situations, they seem to love the drama, and the family drama between Teresa and her brother has been a massive source of story-lines for the show. Before that a big part of the show was a fight involving Teresa, Jacqueline, Caroline and her sister Dina against Danielle Staub. Still, if Teresa and Joe indeed go to prison, or are involved in a lengthy trial, that could indeed make the show too dark.

After Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong’s husband Russell Armstrong committed suicide in 2011 there was a real question of whether or not Bravo would bring that particular franchise. They opted to show the cast members reacting to Russell’s death and expressing their grief, and continued to follow the story of Taylor Armstrong.

NYDN also reports that before Teresa and Joe were indicted, they were scoping out locations to potentially open a “cupcake café.” It may have been a bad time for that anyway because the “cupcake trend” is supposed to be over.

Teresa plans to plead not-guilty to 39 counts of fraud, including mail and wire fraud, lying on loan applications, and bankruptcy fraud.

Do you think Bravo should move forward with the show?

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