The Real Housewives of New York City will film the reunion in about a month!
After multiple delays and speculation that Bravo was scrapping the season 13 reunion altogether, the New York Housewives will come face to face to rehash all the drama of the past year.
Sources told DailyMail.com that the reunion would be filmed in either late September or early October.
The insider adds that the New York Housewives aren’t on speaking terms. Because of this, SHED Media had to work extra hard to convince all the ladies to come together.
As a result, production for season 14 has been delayed. Executive producer Andy Cohen and Bravo hope that putting the franchise on pause for a few months will allow them to “reinvent the show.”
“Our final episode aired this Tuesday, and nothing had been scheduled, but now we believe the women are in a better place to have the conversations that need to be had,” the source said.
Adding: “The division had run so deep among the cast that we were worried that this would be an absolute dumpster fire that would look horrendous for each of the women and the network.”
Another source noted, “I think this works out well for the cast as they are paid per episode. By holding a reunion, the newer cast will make upwards of $10,000, while the OGs will be pulling in over six figures.”
It’s no secret that ratings for the RHONY franchise took a nosedive this season, leaving the cast more fractured than ever. Now, Bravo is doing all they can to save the show.
“It’s heartbreaking to think that our once-great show has devolved into a place where it is so divided and no longer fun. There ended up being more drama in the press and social media than there was on the show,” the insider said.
“After the reunion, the show will now be placed on pause while the production company and the network work out how they can revamp it for next season while pretending this season doesn’t exist,” the sources continued. “Andy Cohen and Shari Levine at Bravo know what they are doing. By having a slight pause, the noise can be reduced; they can reinvent the show, bring it back and make it fun again.”
As for why season 13 was such a bomb, a production source explained that “Four things resulted in this season being a challenge.”
“Bravo and production made a terrible decision in letting both Dorinda and Tinsley leave; the cast was far too small without enough storylines to sustain a season, New York was in the middle of COVID when filming began – so it was a nightmare to film anywhere and showcase the city – and Eboni’s constant preaching on the show and then trashing of the show in the press left a terrible taste in the mouths of her cast and most importantly the viewers. Never in a million years did I think RHONY would go woke, but it did, and it has cost them dearly,” the source added.
“Our viewers don’t want to be lectured to. They want a fun show – tipsy, middle-aged women with money fighting about petty stuff. Yes – let’s talk about the important issues facing our nation – but this cannot be the center of our show,” a source previously told It’s not what our show is, but week after week, scene after scene, everyone is being schooled by a former Fox News host.”