If you were one of the many fans hoping that Bravo would release the upcoming seasons of the Real Housewives of New York and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills early – I’m sorry to disappoint you because it’s NOT going to happen.
Last week it was revealed that Bravo was thinking about releasing season 12 of RHONY and season 10 of RHOBH early amid the Coronavirus oualtbreak as a way to give fans something to look forward to while they remain stuck indoors.
On Twitter, Real Housewives Executive Producer Andy Cohen told fans the idea was “on the table but it’s complicated.”
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Bravo Is Considering Moving Up the #RHONY Season 12 Premiere Date. Andy Cohen elaborated on his above tweet during Monday’s Radio Andy. According Andy the “complicated” part about premiering season 12 early is that the entire season isn’t ready yet and needs further editing. ? Do you think Bravo should release season 12 of RHONY early? #realhousewives
However, on Thursday’s episode of Reality Checked with Amy Phillips, Andy was singing a different tune and said that releasing the shows ahead of their April debuts wasn’t an option.
“The issue is there’s only a certain amount of episodes totally color-corrected and locked right now, for both of those shows,” Andy told Amy Phillips. “I think for RHONY there’s like, eight or nine done and for RHOBH, there’s like, five done. Something like that.”
Andy went on to say that the production companies for both shows were starting to remotely edit each franchise but that the process was “more labor-intensive” and “slower.”
“If we released all those now, we would wind up screwing ourselves in the end, so that’s the issue,” he said. “The truth of the matter is, if this [coronavirus crisis] is going to go on for a while, just think of how much more we’re going to be ready for RHONY when it premieres! I just think we need to be focused.”
Season 12 of the RHONY premieres Thursday, April 2, at 9 p.m. ET while the season 10 of RHOBH premieres Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. on Bravo!
Thoughts on this all? Were you hoping Bravo would release RHONY and RHOBH early?