The Real Housewives of New Jersey is reportedly making room for some new faces for season 7. According to Radar Online, Bravo has decided to continue filming without original cast member Teresa Giudice, who is currently behind bars for federal fraud.

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Several months ago, the future of The Real Housewives of New Jersey appeared bleak. Production for the new season has been delayed indefinitely as Bravo reportedly contemplates on whether they should continue doing the show without Teresa or just shelve the season until 2016, when Teresa gets out of prison. But it seems like a decision has already been made.

“The show will absolutely go on without Teresa,” a source close to the cast told Radar. “Bravo isn’t expected to make it public until the end of February, but filming has been loosely scheduled for late April, early May. No formal dates have been made for filming to begin because producers are still looking for potential new cast members.” 

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Radar also claims that a casting call for the new season recently surfaced online. Christina Caparoula, a casting director/producer who worked on the fifth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, allegedly let it slip on her social media accounts that a “major cable network” is looking to “cast fabulous families of New Jersey” who are from “exclusive communities” in the area. 

Meanwhile, People reports that while the network wants “a new vibe with fresh Jersey faces,” fans can still look forward to several familiar faces. 

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Dean Bextor

Staff Writer, BuddyTV