REPORT: Dorinda Medley Ready For RHONY Return As Producers Scramble To Save Franchise

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Dorinda Medley to the rescue?

The former NY Housewife is ready to step up to the plate and return to the Real Housewives of New York to help producers save the franchise.

It’s no secret that RHONY is seriously struggling and the future of the franchise reportedly hangs in the balance.

Radar Online reports that Bravo is seriously considering putting the NY Housewives franchise on a “permanent hiatus.”

Dorinda recently opened up about the struggles facing the Real Housewives of New York while appearing on the Behind The Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast.

She hinted that she’s open to returning to the franchise when asked about a potential comeback.

Dorinda said, “I would never say never. I don’t say never to anything.” She then plugged her recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.

“I’m going on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday. So that’ll be fun. I’m excited. I hope I remember how to do it. I really do. I’m actually getting nervous,” she joked.

When it comes to season 13’s drop-in ratings, Dorinda said her former co-stars aren’t entirely to blame.

“Well, listen, you know, what’s been nice is that you know, we got to remember too. I’m not being, but it was COVID. It was a tough season to film. You know, it’s one thing to do COVID filming when you’re in Beverly Hills or New Jersey or stuff. You have all that outdoor space. You’ve got to remember we as New York girls, that’s what we do. New York and people and restaurants,” she said.

“I’m incredibly pleased that you know, people miss me and it’s so nice to see all those memes and everything,” Dorinda said before nothing her absence isn’t the only reason for the show’s bad ratings.

“I can’t take full credit. I do think it was a tough year. Just, it is a tough year and you know, but I can’t say much about that,” she continued. “Cause I’m on pause, like a good Memorex tape. I’m on pause!”

Dorinda shockingly announced her exit from RHONY in August 2020 after six years on the show. She is currently gearing up to film season 2 of the Real Housewives All-Stars which will film at her Berkshires home, Bluestone Manor. The special will bring together former Housewives Taylor Armstrong, Jill Zarin, Vicki Gunvalson, Eva Marcille, Brandi Glanville, and Phaedra Parks. 

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

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