Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita

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It's been almost a year since we last saw the ladies of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, with a big question mark left over the show after Teresa Giudice reported for her prison sentence. So what's next for the Garden State 'wives? We've got your update.

E! News has learned Teresa, Jacqueline Laurita and Melissa Gorga are almost certain to return to the series. Meanwhile, Tiki Barber's wife, Traci Lynn Johnson, will not be joining the show despite earlier rumors. A source close to production told E! News that, "It just didn't work out."

However, a second source told us New Jersey-based relationship expert Siggy Flicker is in early talks to join the Bravo reality series. "There has been a meeting," the source said.

There's no start date set, but shooting is expected to begin as soon as mid-November.

Teresa is due out of prison around the holidays, but first her family will be featured in The Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Checks In. The three-part special follows Joe Giudice, who is set to report for a 41-month prison sentence when Teresa is released, and his family of four girls as they go about their life at home. Joe Gorga and Melissa are set to appear in the special that will feature Teresa calling and checking in on the family from prison.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Checks In premieres Sunday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

—Reporting by Beth Sobol

(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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