LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice are battling a jail plea deal deadline for Joe this week. Joe Giudice by Tuesday June 27, 2012 must tell a new Jersey Court if he has accepted a plea deal in his criminal trial. While Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice are not telling news the details of that offer, local prosecutors have previously told news that the deal will require Joe Giudice to serve time in jail plus probation thereafter.
When Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice appeared on Watched What Happens Live last Sunday, their appearance broke ratings records for the late night show. In fact that the numbers were so high that they eclipsed ratings numbers for comparable bigger budget reality shows that air during normal programming hours.
When Joe Giudice appeared with Teresa last week on June 17 for WWHL, the couple pulled in a shocking 1.7 million viewers. They also pulled in over 1 million viewers in the key 18-49 demographic.
The numbers are so high they far surpass some ratings winning nights for Bravo shows like RHOC. Moreover, with a nominal budget compared to other Bravo properties, the WWHL telecast drew in one of the highest profit numbers for programming this season for Bravo. The Giudice telecast also delivered the highest numbers for the talker in series history, and a double digit jump from last season’s debut.
The question, however, remains is this is the last time that Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice will appear live together on camera in the coming months.
On May 29, the court in Joe Giudice’s criminal trial ruled that Joe Giudice is under a strict deadline. Joe Giudice must tell the court this Wednesday if he intends to accept a plea deal or proceed to trial.
Passaic County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Jay McCann has previously told news that a plea deal will require Joe Giudice to surrender to custody for jail time and serve probation thereafter. The duration of that jail time remains in question.
But, in a nine page post to BravoTv.com this week, Teresa makes no mention about her husband’s criminal case. She states however that she deeply loves her husband. “During that time, the stories about my own marriage were brutal, and I was asked to address them with a vow renewal in a magazine.” She adds “I thought it would be a good thing to let my fans know we were OK, and for my girls to see and participate in; to see how much Joe and I still love each other.”
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