As I told you would happen, this reality franchise is integrating in every city.
Apparently though, the biggest star in one of the cities says she will quit if her franchise is integrated.
Real Housewives of New York
RHONY: Ramona and Luann Are Fighting To Keep Their Spots Amid Dorinda Firing
The women of The Real Housewives of New York have been a staple of the franchise, especially, Dorinda Medley, Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, and Sonja Morgan. The Bravo network was said to be making some diversity changes, but fans had no idea it meant firing Dorinda for her drinking. Even though the women many not encompass all of what New York City has to offer, they do represent a huge part of the wealthier side of Manhattan. This season has shown Dorinda struggle with anger, Ramona being a mean girl, and Luann still talking about her cabaret that no one cares about.
Once news broke that the network fired Medley because she was a “mean drunk” many viewers instantly thought that both Luann and Ramona would be next on the chopping block. Quite frankly, if the network did not think that Dorinda met with their image how have the other two women skated by? Luann was arrested for being drunk in public and Ramona has spitted out hate all season. According to OK! Magazine, the ratings have not been sitting well with the younger demographics and the network is looking to shake it up a bit.
A future of uncertainty looms. The Real Housewives of New York is not the only franchise that has given reality stars the boot. Many viewers feel the show has gotten a bit stale. It used to be fun watching older white women who brunch talk about their petty lives but now, in the current times, it comes across as too much privilege. It was also revealed that Ramona is fighting for her life on the show. It does not help her case that she is the eldest at 63. – Source
‘RHONY’: Andy Cohen Teases Diversity For Season 13
Andy Cohen is the father of The Real Housewives franchise. The Bravo talk show host is credited as a producer on all the various incarnations of the reality series. Cohen also serves as host of the reunion specials at the end of every season of the docuseries. With the Black Lives Matter movement raising awareness for equality and inclusivity, Cohen is teasing that the new season of The Real Housewives of New York City will be more diverse.
Throughout the twelve season run of RHONY, there has been no African American housewife holding an apple. The Beverly Hills-set franchise just got its first leading Black housewife with Garcelle Beauvais for season 10. Those changes are finally coming to the Big Apple for season 13, Cohen teased.
“We’re working on next season,” Cohen told Us Weekly. “I’m excited for what we have planned.”
The Watch What Happens Live! host did not give more details about what is in store for the new season, but according to the publication, a source said they are planning to shake things up.
“Bravo is planning to shake things up with The Real Housewives of New York next year,” the insider revealed. “There’s going to be some changes. A handful of white women doesn’t necessarily represent what New York City is all about.” – Source
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