LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Teresa Guidice’s sentencing would have been concluded by now but for the death of Frank Giudice. That death prompting a change of Teresa Guidice’s sentencing until this fall. So if Teresa heads to prison, will she leave the show, and will Danielle Staub replace her? Fans might learn this fall. Teresa Giudice’s sentencing date is September 23, 2014. It was previously July 8. Joe Giudice’s sentencing date will be the same day as Teresa’s hearing.
Part of the mystery concerning Dina Manzo, Danielle Staub, and Teresa’s future with RHONJ stems from when, and how, Teresa could serve prison time. The confusion over Teresa Guidice’s sentencing is not just how long that she may spend time in prison but whether she will serve time while Joe Giudice is also in prison. The Giudices are presumably hoping that one spouse can serve time before the other for the sake of their children. But since Joe Giudice is facing several years in prison, it seems unlikely that Teresa’s prison term would be put on hold all those years until Joe’s period has concluded.
With that, questions remain if BravoTV will be able to record any footage for Teresa between now and this fall, in the event that she is sent to prison. And if they don’t get footage, what would be the backup plan for BravoTV? Many viewers are seeking a return of the show to its original core. But is Danielle Staub ready to return to the show?
If Teresa departs the show in part or in full for a season, the question is where the core of drama will come from. Many believe that the most obvious answer would be bringing Danielle Staub right back into the mix to battle Dina Manzo. Others disagree.
Since last Sunday’s episode aired, Danielle has been tweeting up a storm against Dina Manzo. There are still vestiges of their 2010 conflict. At the time, Danielle claimed issues about Dina’s contract, and who signed which provisions. “She told my ex’s family that I’d actually forged his signature on the contracts, which I did not,” Dina claimed in 2010. “She knew she could work on his emotions, so she supplied him with every phone number of everybody he’d need to follow through with a lawsuit – contacts at Bravo, our production crew and her attorneys.” She added “My ex husband was well aware of Lexi’s involvement in the show. She would often call him with details after a day of shooting.”