Opinion: Why I Don’t Believe RHONJ Has A New Episode Tonight



To be honest, it didn’t initially strike me as odd that the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” didn’t have a new episode tonight. I swore that it was due to the Labor Day weekend, and didn’t give it a second thought. While stuck in the hospital, though, I’ve had more time than ever to watch Bravo and started to notice some interesting things making me start to think the lack of a new episode wasn’t just a coincidence. What am I thinking? 

First, here are the things I noticed on Bravo: 

– “Don’t Be Tardy” has a new episode tonight at 9 PM

– “Game of Crowns” has a new episode tonight at 10 PM

– “Real Housewives of OC” has their second reunion episode tomorrow evening (which is a new episode) 

This made me start to question why if every other Bravo show was still having a new episode, why wasn’t New Jersey? It couldn’t possibly just be Labor Day, then. So what is it, then? 

We all know that RHONJ has been having some ratings issues/ There have been rumors flying around that Bravo is re-filming scenes and adding back old cast members in an effort to boost ratings. While I can t specifically confirm anything, I tend to believe these rumors now more than ever. By pushing off the show for a week, this buys Bravo time to re-edit and work in these scenes and, if necessary, re-film things in order to up the drama and push for higher ratings. In addition, I heard that Bravo did not film the finale episode until AFTER the last episode aired in order to have the ladies good and in the moment. If this is true, they also may be buying additional editing time. 

For these reasons, I think Bravo is NOT airing “Real Housewives of New Jersey” tonight. It’s a shame, because I really could use to watch it, especially while bed-ridden. 

Hope you’re all having a good Labor Day weekend.