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Fate of ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ up in the air after Giudices’ indictment

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(PIX11) – They went from reality show stars to federal court.

Now Teresa and Joe Giudice from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” may have hit another hurdle: the fate of their show.

And that’s just the beginning of more bad news for the couple.

Despite being a ratings hit, bravo executives are now debating the future of the show in light of the bad publicity surrounding the Giudices.

Fate of ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ up in the air after Giudices’ indictment

Just days before Teresa and Joe were indicted, they were scouting locations for a cupcake cafe. Teresa thought it could help develop a new plot for the show, kind of along the lines of the sitcom “2 2 Broke Girls.” That idea will most likely be put on hold.

And according to a source, a spinoff show which Teresa has been pitching to Bravo in recent months may also be squashed.

Bravo has not made an official comment.

Teresa and Joe are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.

Joe is also accused of failing to file tax returns for 2004 through 2008.

They could each face up to 50 years in prison.