Bravo has been having trouble with Real Housewives of New York for quite some time. They fired four ladies, hired three new ones and then waited over a year to air the sixth season. In between there was a slew of hiring and casting drama that included the Housewives going on strike!
Now ratings are low as viewers have seemingly lost interest in the Pinot and Commado show – or they forgot the show existed during the long hiatus. With that comes a rumor that Bravo is looking to do another sweeping recast and basically clear the deck once more.
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Here's where it gets unbelievable: “Ramona will most likely be offered a contract to come back, and Aviva Drescher could be offered a much smaller role, of series guest star,” the same insider revealed to Radar.
Last week a wonky story from Radar emerged that Aviva's father George was getting a spinoff with his new bride-to-be Cody. A story Andy Cohen quickly debunked as fake. It's interesting that Aviva, who is basically universally disliked by viewers and cast members alike, is apparently being one of two remaining RHONY ladies for the seventh season. Things that make you
think Aviva is the so-called inside source here! go hmmmm…
Word on the street, however, is that this so-called inside scoop couldn't be further from the truth. “It’s not true… No decisions about the cast have been made or will be made unit after Season 6 ends," a source told Gossip Cop.
While I think it's definitely true the network will make some changes, I think Aviva will be the first to go! Her storylines have just not connected with viewers, she's a complete diva to work with and has been cut from the intro several times this season for refusing to go on mandatory filming days citing allegedly bogus reasons (suddenly appearing deathly asthma?), and her father is sexually harassing women on TV.
I'm not sure what they could do to revamp this show, but I would start with incorporating some women from different backgrounds and also airing the seventh season much sooner so viewers don't forget what happened the season before. Also, no more "glamping." It's just not as exciting of a cast trip as say… Morocco!
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