It seems that Real Housewives of New York fans will be seeing a whole new New York when the franchise returns for its fourteenth season in 2022.
A new report alleges that Bravo has demoted Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps, and Sonja Morgan.
The three staple New York Housewives have reportedly been offered “friend” roles for season 14.
“Bravo just came to Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and Sonja Morgan and is requesting they come back as “friends” for next season,” an insider tells Radar Online.
The source adds that the trio is too expensive for the network to keep on full-time as they try to cut costs. The insider notes that “Ramona is the highest paid with Lu right behind her.”
Initally the network planned to fire Ramona altogether as they scrambled on how to revive the dying franchise. However, they have since had a change of heart and are offering her a “friend” spot.
The insider says that Luann “scoffed” at the idea of being a friend, which they suspect is the same reaction Ramona will have. Sonja, on the other hand, is likely to take the network’s offer.
Bravo plans to put RHONY on the back burner for a few months and relaunch the franchise in late 2022.
The network has yet to set and keep a date for filming the season 13 reunion. The final episode of the season airs on Tuesday.
“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,” the source notes before adding, “This is what Bravo does. They never officially cancel shows.”
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
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