Word on the street is the season 5 premiere of the Real Housewives of Potomac is being pushed!
Bravo has decided to push the season 5 premiere of RHOP from May 3 to Summer 2020 due to the current Coronavirus pandemic.
The network announced this decision on April 23. After the news broke, the Potomac Housewives all posted a statement from Bravo on their social media accounts.
“RHOP fans: Due to these unprecedented times, we have to push the start date of the new season until the summer. However, when we say it will be worth the wait, we MEAN IT! Thank you for continued love and support. Stay healthy and stay safe. We’ll be in touch with a new date ASAP.”
While this news sucks for RHOP fans, it’s not entirely shocking. Bravo has shut down filming on all of their reality TV shows which means that their pipeline of shows to come has been severely impacted.
Production has halted filming for various Bravo shows including RHOC, RHONJ, RHOD, Below Deck, Married to Medicine, and Southern Charm. These shows are all currently supposed to filming their various seasons for summer/fall premieres but that isn’t happening and leaves Bravo with a huge gaping hole in the programming schedule for 2020.
It makes sense that Bravo needs to spread out some of its upcoming shows to ensure they can keep churning out new content over the next couple of months as none of us know how long this will all last.
It crazy times for sure and I think we won’t be seeing new seasons from some of our favorite shows until well into 2021. I don’t think filming for many of these shows will resume in 2020 but hopefully, I’m very wrong.
Thoughts on this news? Are you surprised? Will Bravo struggle to air new content in the coming months?