Bravo’s classic “Real Housewives of New York City” is dead

The “Real Housewives of New York City” as we know them are dead, Page Six has learned.

On Sunday, we reported that contract negotiations for the version of the show featuring a beloved cast including Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and Sonja Morgan have stalled.

Now we’re told the talks have officially collapsed, Bravo has rescinded its talent offers and it currently has no plans to air the show – which it rebranded as “Legacy edition” last year. – on the waves.

Sources pointed out that the network “never says never” and that the show could be revived in some form in the future, much like the “Real Housewives of Miami,” which was pulled from cable in 2013 and brought back eight years later with a mostly new cast on the NBC Peacock streaming service.

Meanwhile, the network is moving forward with the completely revamped “Real Housewives of New York City,” which will feature an all-new cast of ethnically diverse women, including former J. Crew frontman Jenna. Lyons, Sai De Silva and Ubah Hassan.

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We previously reported that Bravo was in talks with a group of “original” cast members, including de Lesseps, Morgan, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Dorinda Medley, for what would technically have been the first season of “Legacy.” However, Singer and Tinsley Mortimer had pulled out before contract negotiations began in earnest.

But sources said the talent felt he was receiving lowball offers from Bravo and the network was unwilling to guarantee he would appear in enough episodes per season.

“It’s just not worth it,” sniffed a source close to the stars.

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Meanwhile, production sources tell us the talents have seriously overestimated how much money they’re worth, with one source saying they seem to think “they should do what the cast of ‘Friends’ did to their apogee”.

Next, we’re told the network officially canceled the deals via email around 6 p.m. Monday.

‘RHONY’ – the second longest running iteration of Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives’ franchise after its Orange County, Calif. counterpart debuted in 2008 and streamed with a gradually evolving cast for 13 seasons.

Cast of Rhony

He started that run with a star-studded roster including de Lesseps, Singer, Zarin, Frankel and Alex McCord, and finished it in 2021 with de Lesseps, Singer, Morgan, Leah McSweeney and Eboni K. Williams.

Last season’s cast got along so badly that the network decided not to film a “reunion episode,” which usually ends every season across the entire franchise. He also decided to scrap the entire cast and start fresh.

The show debuted in 2008.

The show debuted in 2008.

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The show debuted in 2008.

Shortly after, Bravo announced plans to split the “Real Housewives of New York City” into two shows, “regularly” relaunch “RHONY” with an all-new cast, and launch the “Legacy” edition with members. cast veterans.

Meanwhile, de Lesseps and Morgan recorded their own show inspired by Paris Hilton’s reality show “The Simple Life,” which aired in the early 2000s.

Bravo declined to comment.


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