If you keep up with AATRH (which you should be), you already know that Lara and I are ready for some new blood in the RHONY cast, especially since they’re approaching a milestone 10th season. It turns out that producers feel exactly the same, so it’s common knowledge amongst the cast, crew, and Bravo they need to make some big changes!
While I’m hoping that they bring in a few younger women, and phase out/demote some of the vets (sorry Ramona, Sonja, and LuAnn, I’m talking about you three), producers have something different in mind; according to Page Six they’re currently on the hunt for, “a minority” to join the cast!
“After nine seasons, the show’s been very white, and in the most diverse, melting pot of a city,” an RHONY insider confirmed; adding that the network is in agreement that this is exactly what the franchise needs!
The source continued by revealing that it’s almost time for the casting process to begin stating, “They just shot the reunion — so now is the time [that] they start really looking at what they’ll do with the next cast.”
Another insider close to the cast admitted, “New York is such a diverse city. The show should definitely reflect that.”
Allegedly the Queen B aka Bethenny Frankel is fully on board for a cast shake-up, as is the big daddy Andy Cohen, which is why she started the chatter in a recent interview. “I would like to see some younger cast members. I’d like to see an African-American woman on the show. I suggested someone who didn’t work out. There are really no Jewish women in the cast. There are also no Asian, Latino or gay women on the show. I’d like it to represent New York more,” she explained to Parade Magazine a few weeks back.
Although Jules Wainstein was Jewish and Asian, her personal life crumbled and she left the show after just one season, but her co-stars weren’t in favor of the way she discussed her religion and ethnicity anyway; it’s agreed that producers are looking for someone a bit more subtle about where they come from.
At this point any new cast members will be ladies associated with the RHONY cast, so Bethenny and LuAnn D’Agostino have already suggested friends to test for season 10; swift move LuAnn, if you’re friend is on the show, you definitely will be back next season!
“Unless you’re famous, you really have to be friends with someone on the show to get cast,” the source wrapped.
A rep for Bravo did not respond to the claims, nor were any specific women mentioned as being on the chopping block. Once the reunion airs the cast gets a few week break from the craziness until the casting rumors start and more is revealed about season 10; the RHONY ladies are infamous for leaking stories, and we’ll keep you informed as soon as more becomes known about what to expect for the epic 10th season of RHONY!