The hits follow one another for Todd and Julie Chrisley — their recent convictions for bank fraud and tax evasion jeopardize the future of their reality TV show.
Here’s the deal… Todd and Julie’s show, “Chrisley Knows Best,” was picked up for a 10th season in May, a week before their federal trial began… but that’s up in the air now. a jury found them guilty on a long list of charges.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … it’s unclear when the Chrisleys will begin production for a 10th season. We are told the situation is very fluid as the network awaits sentencing.
The problem with that is … sentencing isn’t expected until October, when they face up to 30 years in federal prison. This puts USA Network, Todd and Julie’s family and lawyers in a bind.
Obviously they could start filming now, but Todd’s lawyer says they plan to appeal the guilty verdict – and, let’s face it, the legal strategy doesn’t make for good TV… and no lawyers would recommend it: Todd and Julie say could be used against them.
USA Network has not commented on the couple’s guilty verdict.
Todd and Julie will still be on TV, though… season 9 was filmed and wrapped before the trial began, and new episodes begin airing June 23. We’re told that “Chrisley Knows Best” was not in production during the trial, so neither the trial nor the verdict was filmed.
Keep in mind that Todd and Julie are housebound until sentencing – so if they wanted to shoot a potential 10th season, the film crews won’t have too far to go.