The Giudice clan may step in front of the cameras once again. E! News has exclusive details on Joe Giudice's proposed reality TV plans while his wife, Teresa Giudice, serves a 15-month prison sentence.
Joe, who along with daughters Gia, Milania, Gabriella and Audriana, appeared alongside Teresa on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, may get the spotlight in either a series or a special about the family while Teresa is in prison. E! News has learned Joe is in discussions to film the new project about his life at home with his daughters and it will focus on how they're coping with a mom behind bars and what their every day lives are like now.
A source told E! that everything is still in the early stages and the show would be separate from any upcoming Real Housewives of New Jersey season and the drama that comes along with assembling the group of women. We're told Joe wants to do it and Teresa is aware of the talks, but she has yet to give her seal of approval. The reality star and New York Times best-selling author wants to know all the details because she gives her blessing. We're told at the end of the day it'll be Teresa's call whether they move forward with the new reality project or not.
If the family decides to do it, they want to make sure the world gets to see the true Giudices, not who everyone thinks they are. Should all the plans work out, production would begin in a few months. Joe will likely begin his prison sentence in March.
Joe discussed his new life with the girls in the newest issue of Us Weekly and mulled TV plans.
A rep for Bravo had no comment.
—Reporting by Beth Sobol
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