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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 14126 -- Pictured: Tinsley Mortimer -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo)

Tinsley Mortimer began The Real Housewives Of New York as a single gal trying to make a new start from the dust bunnies of Sonja Morgan’s spare room, and she ended it with a new beau and a hefty hotel bill! Now, Tinsley reflects on how far she’s come since cameras started rolling last fall, and how truly appreciative she is of Sonja’s hospitality – even though some of the other woman (and Page Six) say otherwise.

Despite the standard drama of being part of any Housewives enterprise, Tinsley says she enjoyed her time on the show. “Wow! I can’t believe RHONY Season 9 is over. What a rollercoaster! My life was in such a mess when I joined the show, and I think you can see the entire season for me was pretty much a long therapy session. Kindly, I received so much support from so many people that I do feel I can finally put the past behind me, forgive myself for staying in such a destructive relationship, and once again look forward to the future.”

Reality TV Listings - Real Housewives of New York reunion

It’s time to check out the reality TV listings and plan your week.

This week’s highlights include the season finale of Famously Single, reunion episodes of Below Deck Mediterranean and Real Housewives of New York, and the season premieres of Bachelor in Paradise, Real Housewives of Dallas, Project Runway, and Flipping Out. Take a look at the list and let us know what you plan to watch.

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Lydia McLaughlin has great hair. That’s all I’ve got. (Kidding! But, I was surprised to hear she’d be back this season, given her mildly “blah” presence last time around). Since her return to The Real Housewives Of Orange County, Lydia has been trying hard to situate herself in the middle of the drama, rather than on its perimeters. Great move to keep that orange, but not so wise in terms of holding on to one’s sanity.

This week, Lydia was largely absent from the show, as she and her family frolicked in Hawaii – where they discuss sexy ladies and vasectomies. In her blog, Lydia explains why she and hubby Doug felt it was necessary to give their boys a sex talk…on the beach.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 14129 -- Pictured: Shannon Beador -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo)

This week’s Real Housewives Of Orange County seemed like a bridge episode, linking us from the crazy plate tossing of yesterday to the Sip n’ See snubbing of tomorrow. Perhaps more than in any other season, battle lines have been drawn between the ladies, and Shannon Beador says she has no plans of crossing them anytime soon – especially when it comes to Vicki Gunvalson. Her position this season: Speak no Vicki, See No Vicki, Hear No Vicki.

Shannon does at least have room in her heart for babies! She gushes about meeting Meghan Edmond’s daughter, Aspen, for the first time. “Tamra [Judge] and I haven’t seen Meghan since she had her baby so it was nice to finally reconnect with her at lunch. I don’t think I have met a happier baby than Aspen, she is absolutely precious!”

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It’s time to check out the reality TV listings and plan your week.

This week brings us the season premieres of Escaping Polygamy and Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath and the season finales of The Bachelorette, Sweet Home Oklahoma, Below Deck Mediterranean, World of Dance, Real Housewives of New York, and Million Dollar Listing New York.

Check out the reality TV listings list, which includes the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen guests for the week, and let us know what you’ll watch.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: Tom D'Agostino Jr and LuAnn de Lesseps are seen in Soho on July 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

After Luann D’Agostino [de Lesseps] confirmed news that she and husband of seven months, Tom D’Agostino, were divorcing, some of Luann’s Real Housewives Of New York cast mates extended kind words to the former Countess.

Despite their misgivings about Tom – and in some cases, their personal dating histories with him – Sonja MorganRamona Singer, and Dorinda Medley reached out on social media and news outlets to offer empathy and support. Their statements, much like their TV personalities, varied widely.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 14119 -- Pictured: Vicki Gunvalson -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo)

Vicki Gunvalson may be the OG of OC, but she’s been hard pressed to find many allies this season of The Real Housewives Of Orange County. Thus, meeting newcomer Peggy Sulahian was just what the fake cancer doctor ordered! After meeting Peggy for all of thirty minutes, Vicki claims they share a deep bond – a bond which was immediately formed over the recent passing of both womens’ parents.

Vicki shares, “This week I met Peggy and Diko. They were so sweet and so kind that I had an immediate connection to them both. I’m really glad that Lydia [McLaughlin] invited them to Stirling’s birthday party as she had talked so highly of them before. When Peggy told me of the recent passing of her father, it brought me back to how I felt when I heard my mother unexpectedly passed as well.”

Vicki sucks up to Peggy

It’s the fate of new Housewives in every city to undergo a ritual hazing process before they emerge as the hero, villain, or straight up snooze fest they’re destined to be. In Peggy Sulahian’s case, the hazing occurred at The Quiet Woman, but her position among The Real Housewives Of Orange County has yet to be determined. So far, Peggy thinks Kelly Dodd is a wee bit crazy, but deserving of a second chance, and that Vicki Gunvalson has solid friendship potential. (We won’t clue her in just yet to the truth about these two suppositions – let’s just pop our popcorn and watch the show, eh?)

In her blog, Peggy describes her reaction to Kelly goading Shannon Beador at their Quiet Woman dinner, where Lydia McLaughlin and Tamra Judge were also in attendance. “It was so strange seeing Kelly act the way she did during dinner. It was the first time I met her in person (I was introduced to her over Lydia’s FaceTime a few hours before) and she did not leave me with the best impression. Over FaceTime she seemed like such a fun and loving person who’s the life of the party, but when I saw her act that way during dinner it completely threw me off.”