Another one bites the dust?
It seems that Bravo maybe cleaning house when it comes to problematic/OG Housewives.
It’s no secret that the ratings for season 13 of the Real Housewives of New York have plummeted this season. This is very reminiscent of season 15 of the Real Housewives of Orange County, which got a major casting overhaul for season 16.
From the looks of it, Bravo may be planning to clear the deck on RHONY; just they did on RHOC to revive the franchise and give the show a fresh start.
A new report claims that Bravo is planning to fire Real Housewives of New York OG Ramona Singer. It seems that Ramona’s outlandish behavior is no longer bringing in the ratings it used to.
“The only original New York cast member who has never left from day one is Ramona Singer, but now her time is up,” a source tells Radar Online.
“Ramona will not be invited back to the next season of the show, which is currently not in production for a couple of reasons. One, she is too expensive. She is the only lady that has been on the show from day one (Countess LuAnn was demoted to ‘a friend’ before returning as a full-time cast member), and her salary reflects it,” the source spilled.
The source added, “Plus, the basic premise of the show doesn’t work anymore. A bunch of older white women behaving badly was fun a decade ago, but not today. The world has changed, and if the show wants to survive another decade, it must change too, and that starts with the cast.”
“Ramona is furious that the show is changing. She doesn’t understand why her behavior isn’t great TV anymore. After over a decade of being rewarded for saying and doing the things she has done, she does not understand what the problem is,” adds a friend.
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.