Producers are reportedly trying to entice the ladies to appear as 'friends of the housewives' this season in hopes to return the show to its former glory. Despite producers claiming that Adrienne's extreme diva behavior during season 2 – including that she threatened legal action against the network and Brandi Glanville – only to ditch the reunion for fear of secrets being leaked, desperate times call for desperate measures!
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.
Sexy chef Ben Robinson, drunki-fabulous Kat Heldand Eddie Lucas will all return, as we knew from the Summer By Bravo ads featuring Kat and Ben. At the helm of, Ohana, a new $10 million dollar private yacht is Captain Lee. Surprisingly Adrienne Gang, who butted heads with several crewmembers last season will not return. Rumor has it Adrienne, who helped create the show and cast the original season, was holding out for more money and Bravo wasn't willing to bite.
It's no surprise, however, that Sam Orme, who was dating one of the cameramen and seemed to detest the yachting life will not be returning for a sophomore voyage. Of course in their place will be all-new ready and willing crewmembers! Kate Chastain, brother-sister duo Kelley and AmyJohnson, Jennice Ontiveros, and Andrew Sturby will all be setting sail. It was reportedly Bravo's plan all along to mix new crew members in with the original bunch to keep the show from getting stale.
This season the crew will be running mega-buck private charters through Virgin Islands.
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With co-stars turning on each other left and right, and friends quickly becoming enemies, Vicki has stayed above the fray and for the most part out of the drama! After learning of Shannon Beador's marital issues, and that an extremely personal email between Shannon and her husband David became the subject of gossip, Vicki shares that her heart goes to Shannon – and that she is disappointed in both Heather Dubrow and Tamra Barney. Vicki, are you feeling OK?
"It was sad for me to see Shannon, who I care about so much, be in such a vulnerable and sad place in her life this episode," Vicki writes in her Bravo blog. "Shannon learned the hard way — that by sharing that intimate email with Tamra she had no idea what would happen from there."
Sam DeBianchi is the first woman to ever join the ranks of the Million Dollar Listing franchise. Breaking into the boys league on Million Dollar Listing Miami, Sam shares her experiences joining the cast and doing reality TV in general.
Sam admits that she had always hoped that she would find her way to reality TV (of course) as her ambitions have already led her to be a real estate commentator on Fox News. However, she was still surprised when Bravo came a'callin! “They essentially sought after the top agents. I was one of them and now I am here. They were also looking for something different,” Sam says.
"I have been a fan of the show since Day 1," Sam admits to The Wrap. "I loved it and I'm obsessed with the show. I think it is awesome. Its funny, but you also see deals."
For the first time since Melissa Gorga joined Real Housewives of New Jersey, family feuding will not dominate the storyline. Of course, that just means there's room for other feuds! With non-family members. Oh goody.