Andy Cohen has addressed speculation that The Real Housewives of New Jersey may experience a reboot once Season 14 wraps on Bravo.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey will not air a traditional reunion show for Season 14 this year, which has prompted speculation producers may shake up the cast in order to dissolve longstanding tensions, just like when the franchise had fired the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City after its dramatic thirteenth season and hired a new set of women for Season 14.

When asked about a potential Jersey reboot, Andy shared on the Monday, June 3 episode of SiriusXM's Reality Checked with Kiki Monique, "Yeah. There was a lot of play with that one and I think the answer is -- I was talking to a cast member about this today -- we are going to cross next season as that comes."

Andy confirmed, "Right now, we're just kind of focusing on, 'Okay, well if we're not doing a conventional reunion, what are we doing and what is something different that we could do?'"

Andy, however, pointed out how other cities in The Real Housewives franchise have benefited from cast changes.

"Look, I think that you saw, I think Atlanta was a really good example of -- we came out of that last season, and we knew, 'Okay, we want to do extensive casting and we want to just give this some time.' And I will say, we gave it time," Andy explained.

"A lot of people were saying, 'Well, where's Atlanta? What's happening? There haven't been any announcements,' whatever. I'm so happy with what's going on down in Atlanta right now."

Bravo announced last month that Brittany Eady, Kelli Ferrell and Angela Oakley will be joining The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast for Season 16 along with Shamea Morton Mwangi, who was promoted from a guest to a full-time Housewife.

However, Kandi Burruss, Sheree Whitfield, Sanya Richards-Ross, and Marlo Hampton will not be returning.

"Some things take time, and we want to take a minute to figure things out," Andy noted of producers' next steps for The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

"You know, there's no point in rushing into something just to rush into something."

But Andy acknowledged how it doesn't appear disputes among The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast will ever be resolved.

"I think that the cast on Jersey is so fed up with each other," Andy admitted, before seemingly referencing how the cast has been divided between Team Melissa Gorga and Team Theresa Guidice.
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"There are teams of people against each other and I think you would probably agree that one of the things that didn't work about the last season of Potomac was that the group, it was kind of no coming together for this group. It was like unheard of, so that's our thing to solve for next season of Jersey and we can do it and we will figure it out."

Both The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Potomac recently experienced major cast shakeups when rumors had been swirling that certain feuds were unresolvable.

And Andy went as far as to say there is "a supreme level of kind of distrust" amongst the New Jersey cast, adding, "That's never healthy in terms of trying to make a great television show."

The Real Housewife Jenn Fessler told Us Weekly on Monday that she had a feeling Bravo would make adjustments after Season 14.

"Like every other person who's a viewer, I think, things are changing," she shared.

"I'm very well aware of the fact that things in Jersey are changing, things are shifting. The how's of it, the whens, the whys? I don't know."

When asked whether the Season 14 finale felt "final" to her, Jenn replied, "Let's hope so. I mean, final in a way that the finale's over, I would never want to relive that again."

Andy also shared on Kiki's podcast that the cancellation of The Real Housewives of New Jersey's reunion will "make sense" once viewers tune in to the Season 14 finale later this year.

"It is one of those classic Jersey finales that people will be talking about for a long time to come. When all of us producers saw the last cut of the finale, we all came to the decision separately and then we talked," Andy teased.

Andy confirmed that all of the producers had "the same thought" -- that the finale will leave nothing to be desired.

"The finale is kind of the finale and the reunion all in one," Andy shared.

"It's in the great tradition of absolute shocking, dramatic Jersey finales and they have this final epic group encounter, which is like, it feels like the Last Supper and is just so Jersey."

Andy insisted the finale will be so "shocking" and "dramatic" that there's no need for a follow-up show.

"It's amazing TV," Andy gushed of the finale. "I'm telling you, when you see it, I think that you'll feel complete. I really do."

Andy also hinted that Bravo is "cooking up" something "in place of" a reunion.

An insider familiar with the situation told Us that "a dramatic all-cast dinner" in the season finale will "make it clear there is no path forward in a reunion setting."

The insider heard that the cast may participate in one final interview instead of the reunion show; however, producers haven't made an official decision or announcement about how they plan to proceed with the show post-finale.

In addition to Melissa, Teresa and Jenn, The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast also includes Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs, Jennifer Aydin, Danielle Cabral, Rachel Fuda, and Jackie Goldschneider.

Back in late 2022, Teresa said she "would never step away" from The Real Housewives of New Jersey because she's the one who had "started the show."

Teresa told People at the time, "I'm never going to give that to anyone because I'm the one that started the show."

Theresa continued, "Other people are trying to put that out there, like, 'Oh, Teresa wants to leave.' It's so crazy to me how people are trying to plant the seed that Teresa wants to leave the show... the games that people play."

Teresa has been a mainstay on The Real Housewives of New Jersey since the show premiered on Bravo back in 2009.

"I'm not walking away until Bravo wants me to walk away," the Season 31 Dancing with the Stars contestant added in December 2022.

When Teresa went to prison for 11 months in 2015, the show actually went on a production hiatus during her incarceration.

Teresa and her ex-husband Joe Giudice were sentenced to jail time in October 2014 after pleading guilty to 41 counts of financial fraud -- which included failure to pay taxes, hiding assets and submitting fake loan applications -- in March of that year.

After reaching a plea deal, Teresa was originally sentenced to 15 months in jail, while Joe got a whopping 41 months.

Teresa was released from prison at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in Connecticut on December 23, 2015.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey currently airs Sundays nights at 8PM ET/PT on Bravo.
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