Will ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Be Canceled? The Show’s Fate After Todd and Julie’s Sentencing
End of an era? Fans are likely wondering if Chrisley Knows Best will be canceled after stars Todd and Julie Chrisley were found guilty on all counts in their fraud trial on June 7, 2022, and later sentenced to prison time on November 21, 2022. Keep reading to find out what we know about the show’s fate.
Is ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Canceled?
While USA Network has not yet confirmed that Chrisley Knows Best has been canceled, Deadline reported on November 22, 2022, that the show will not return for more episodes.
The family’s spinoff – Growing Up Chrisley – has also reportedly been canceled.
The news comes after Todd and Julie’s prison sentencing on November 21, 2022.
The network previously announced in May 2022 that Chrisley Knows Best would return for new episodes in June and was renewed for season 10. Before the cancellation, the next season was expected to begin airing in late 2022.
It was also revealed that Todd, 53, was tapped to host and executive produce the new E! dating series Love Limo. The series was expected to follow Todd helping single people form relationships through speed dating. The show has also reportedly been canceled.
What Is ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ About?
Chrisley Knows Best premiered on USA Network in March 2014. The show chronicles the life of Todd, Julie, 49, and their kids Chase, Savannah and Grayson. The series originally took place in the suburbs of Atlanta, though followed the family’s life in Nashville, Tennessee in more recent seasons.
Growing Up Chrisley, a spin-off that focused on Chase, 26, and Savannah, 25, premiered in 2019.
In addition to the three kids he shares with Julie, Todd is also the father to Lindsie Chrisley and Kyle Chrisley with ex-wife, Teresa Terry. The couple also has custody of their granddaughter, Chloe.
Will the Chrisley Family Star On a New Reality Show?
During the February 21, 2023, episode of “Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley” podcast, Savannah was joined by her grandmother Faye Chrisley and Chloe to discuss the family’s next reality show.
“Well, you do know, we’re talking to a few production companies about doing another show,” the host revealed.
Faye added that she’s looking forward to working on a new show. “I’m ready to go work,” she shared. “I’m ready to walk down that highway any day … I’m ready.”
After Faye joked that the show could be titled “Bounce Back Chrisleys,” Savannah admitted she likes the idea “because it’s so true” and they’re “not going to allow” Todd and Julie’s time in prison to “stop us from moving forward.”
“The sun’s gonna come up, and the sun’s gonna come down. We have no control over it,” Faye added. “What we have control is we’re gonna get up and dust our pants off today and get to going. And we’re gonna let the world see that we’re really who we were. We love each other, we’re gonna walk this walk and talk this talk.”
Also during the episode, Savannah explained that Chrisley Knows Best isn’t an accurate depiction of the family’s daily lives.
“It became more of a comedy than it was reality,” said Savannah. However, Faye added, “We had fun doing it because we all got to work together, so we got to be around each other.”
While teasing the new show, Savannah promised that viewers will get to watch the family deal with Todd and Julie’s legal problems.
“We’re going to touch on where we’re at today, Mom and Dad being gone, how we’re coping with it, how we get through it,” she said. “Also too, having two kids and all of us stepping in to make sure that they have what they need emotionally, psychologically, physically, all the things, I feel like there’s a level of humor to it as well.”
What Were Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley Found Guilty Of?
Todd and Julie were found guilty of all charges in their fraud trial on June 7, 2022.
The Chrisley patriarch was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud. Meanwhile, Julie was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, tax fraud, wire fraud.
The reality stars were put on trial after they were indicted on five counts of bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of tax fraud. Julie was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of obstruction of justice. Additionally, she was accused of creating a fake credit report and false bank statements to rent a home.
Beginning on May 17, the trial was held in an Atlanta courthouse. Throughout the trial, a number of bombshell claims were made against Todd and Julie. Assistant U.S. Attorney Annalise Peters claimed the couple – who pleaded not guilty to the charges – exaggerated their earnings to banks to borrow more than $30 million. She also alleged that they hid funds from the IRS.
Todd and Julie’s attorney, Bruce Morris, responded by stating that their former employee Mark Braddock committed the crimes without their knowledge. The lawyer claimed Braddock impersonated Todd to commit the fraud after he was fired in 2012.
How Long Will Todd and Julie Chrisley Be in Prison?
Todd and Julie were sentenced to 12 and seven years in prison respectively due to their involvement in a high-profile tax evasion case, In Touch confirmed. Judge Eleanor Ross made the decision on November 21, 2022. In addition to their prison sentence, both reality stars received 16 months of probation.
On November 20, 2022, Todd and Julie’s accountant, Peter Tarantino, was sentenced to serve three years in prison after he was found guilty of filing two fraudulent corporate tax returns on behalf of the couple. Peter won’t start his sentence until May 2023 because he is currently recovering from a recent hip surgery.
Both reality stars reported to prison on January 17, 2023. Todd is serving time at Florida’s minimum security prison FPC Pensacola, while Julie is at Federal Medical Center Lexington in Kentucky.
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