Will the Real Housewives of New York Legacy Spinoff Show Ever Happen?
Page Six reports that Bravo is losing interest in making the RHONY: Legacy spinoff show a reality after a dispute with the cast over money.
A source reveals that Bravo has “hit pause” on the RHONY spinoff show. Apparently, a bump in the road occurred during contract negotiations. One source claims the network low-balled the cast however a production insider says the Housewives believe they should be making around $1 million an episode.
As a result, Bravo has “lost interest in pursuing the ‘Legacy’ edition.”
While main cast members are usually guaranteed 12 episodes a season on Real Housewives however sources say that Bravo is only willing to promise four episodes to each Housewife for the first season of RHONY: Legacy.
“It’s not worth it,” a source close to the cast quipped, “And it’s insulting. These are the women that have made the show a hit in the first place. They don’t deserve to be nickel-and-dimed.”
Meanwhile, a source close to production insisted, “They are generous offers but a few of the women now believe they should make what the cast of ‘Friends’ made in their heyday.”
“The network seems to have just lost interest in pursuing the ‘Legacy’ edition at this point,” said a production source, “It seems producers are more focused on the ‘RHONY’ reboot which we are hearing is fun, funny, and aspirational.”
Various reports have claimed that the shortlist for the RHONY: Legacy cast included Sonja Morgan, Luann de Lesseps, Dorinda Medley, Jill Zarin, and Kelly Bensimon. Tinsley Mortimer was also being sought after by the network.