The Real Housewives of New York - RHONY

Dorinda Medley Calls Potential RHONY Hiatus a ‘Shame’ Amid Speculation

Dorinda Medley says it would be a “shame” for Bravo to place the Real Housewives of New York franchise on a hiatus, as some reports claim the network plans to do.

In recent weeks, many reports have claimed that Bravo has plans to place RHONY on a brief hiatus as they attempt to work out casting for season 14. It’s no secret that the current season and cast have received heavy backlash from fans and super low ratings.

“Someone told me the other day they’re thinking about not even starting in the fall this year; I don’t know. I’m kind of out of that loop, but that would be a shame because New York in the fall, it’s our first fall [post-pandemic],” Dorinda told Us Weekly.

“New York is going to be open. I mean, how can you have a fall in New York without that?” she noted. “To me, I will hold the New York housewife girls close to my heart forever. There is nothing like a good New York housewife. The other ones are great girls. But the New York housewives, we know how to play.”

As we’ve previously reported, Bravo is allegedly scrambling to figure out a plan on how to move the New York Housewives franchise forward.

The season 13 reunion has been postponed twice, and now a source claims the franchise may be put on permanent hiatus.

“There is still no confirmed date to shoot the reunion show after it being postponed twice. First, August 5th is canceled, and now the September date has been canceled too. But even more concerning, there is no date to start filming season 14 on the books and talk about putting the show on permanent hiatus,” a source recently told Radar Online.

“The decision about the show’s future is no longer in the hands of Bravo. After all the accusations of racism, the decision has gone all the way up to the top bosses at NBC,” the source added. “The gear is that the show is just too controversial now. Which is why there is talk about shutting it down until things cool off. The last thing they want to do is having this show poison the entire franchise.”

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

Thoughts on Dorinda’s comment? Do you think Bravo is planning to put RHONY on permanent hiatus? Sound off below!

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