Two weeks after RadarOnline first broke the news, Bravo has now confirmed the Real Housewives of DC has been canceled, making this the first time ever the network has canceled a housewives franchise.
“We had an amazing season and we told stories that were unique to any other in the franchise,” Bravo’s Andy Cohen told the Washington Post on Thursday. “I wish all our DC Wives the best and hope to work with them again in another capacity.”
Below are some reactions from the DC Housewives -
Stacie Turner – “The past 18 months has truly been an amazing adventure! Thanks so much for your support. The best is yet to come…….” she tweeted.
Mary Amons – “Bittersweet day, memorable fun ride w/ @catommanney @THErealLyndaDC @stacieturnerdc & the Bravo family! Exciting projects ahead! #staytuned,” tweeted Mary.
Cat Ommaney – “So the milk was spilt,and we cried over it..(meow meow) and then the next show..mmm well thats going to be ‘creme de la creme’!!..” tweeted Cat.
As for Michaele Salahi, she promises her next project will be “wild and entertaining,” perhaps referring to her upcoming appearance on Celebrity Rehab.
While the DC Housewives averaged decent ratings, 1.4 million viewers, it didn’t quite compare to its counterparts, for example the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which averaged over 2 million viewers for its freshman season. It seems the final straw for Bravo was the report that the DC Housewives had banded together and refused to do the show if the controversial Michaele was allowed back on by the network which wanted her to return.
Michaele also spoke to PEOPLE, confirming that her castmates did indeed want her off the show. “I sort of knew this was going to happen,” Michaele tells PEOPLE. “The other women didn’t want me back on the show, and [Bravo executive] Andy [Cohen] stood his ground and said there wouldn’t be a show without me on it. I’m grateful to him for that.”
This cancellation of the DC housewives could also spell trouble for the Real Housewives of Miami, which averaged a poor 1.1 million viewers this season.
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Following the airing of the first season, which was met with controversy and so-so ratings, the big question has remained will the Real Housewives of DC be returning for a second season?
Well, that answer is now a strong maybe according to Bravo’s ownAndy Cohen. The Crushable website reports that during Andy’s recent appearance on the Live With Regis & Kelly show a little over a week ago, he revealed that Bravo would like the DC Housewives to come back for a second season but under one condition – that is with Michaele Salahi returning to the show. Wowzers!
According to Crushable, Andy admitted Bravo was “in negotiations” to bring back Real Housewives of DC but added that while the network wants Michaele back on the show, the other four housewives do not. In fact, they have reportedly banded together and refused to work with her.
It appears, the question now is does Bravo think the Real Housewives of DC is worth watching without the party crashing and compulsive lying of the Salahis? We can’t help but wonder if the DC Housewives will end up being another Real Housewives of Miami without the Salahis.
Meanwhile, Stacie’s husband Jason Turner recently commented on a previous story we did about Stacie traveling to Nigeria to meet her birth father and family.
In the story, we questioned whether the camera crew pictured with Stacie was from Bravo, and according to Jason, it was not. In the comment, made just two weeks ago, Jason also voiced uncertainty regarding a second season of the show. Part of Jason’s comment below -
“Contrary to popular opinion, we photographed and filmed this trip entirely on our own, since we feel like our (Stacie’s) family story couldn’t be “owned” by anyone but Stacie. So we partnered with Silverbird Group, one of the largest media companies in Africa, who provided a full film crew that chronicled over 30 hours of high def footage as we visited Lagos, Abuja, the Nigerian capital, as well as Owerri, which is in the southeast part of the country, where we met her birth family. As I write this, we don’t know what the future holds as far as a Season 2, but HW or not, we look forward to sharing what is an emotional, beautiful, provocative, intriguing, and super surprising story of one person’s search to discover something deeper about themselves.”
You can read Jason’s full comment by clicking here.
TELL US – DO YOU WANT TO SEE ANOTHER SEASON OF THE DC HOUSEWIVES? WILL THE SHOW BE WORTH WATCHING WITHOUT THE SALAHIS?
After going 42 years without knowing her biological father, that finally changed for Stacie Turner as she reunited with her birth father just days ago in Nigeria. Her dad is to the left of her in the above photo.
The Real Housewives of DC star had her difficult quest to find her biological dad chronicled on the Bravo hit show. During the 1st season, Stacie, who was adopted early on in her life, discovered from her biological mom that her father was Nigerian. And though Stacie’s birth mom refused to reveal the identity of her father, she did hand her a photo of him. Stacie’s husbandJason Turner took that photo to the embassy and began to get leads on her father’s identity.
Fast forward to Jan. 10 when Stacie arrived in Nigeria for what she called a 2 day medical mission and most importantly, reuniting with her birth father Nze Augustine Onyema and her 10 siblings.
“Yes! just landed in Owerri Nigeria. We are guests of the Governor–doing a 2 day medical mission–then mtg my family,” Stacie tweeted Jan. 12.
According to Nigerian paper the Daily Sun, Stacie and her father were in tears when they finally saw and hugged each other. “An unbelievable reunion with my Papa in my village of Amaocha Afara, 1 of the 9 villages in Mbaitoli,” she later tweeted on Jan. 15 with the above photo.
Stacie also seems to be enjoying her time in Nigeria as she tweeted today, “I absolutely love this country and feel right at home.”
Stacie revealed that the “entire experience is being documented on film” with one of the photos she tweeted showing what looks to be a professional camcorder. And according to reports, Stacie arrived in Nigeria with hubby Jason and a big entourage.
All signs point to this monumental event in Stacie’s life being filmed by Bravo, more than likely for a season 2 of the Real Housewives of DC.
More photos of Stacie in Nigeria as tweeted by her below -
UPDATE – Stacie’s husband Jason Turner posted a comment below, revealing that both he and Stacie has a wonderful experience in Nigeria. Jason also reveals that while the Nigerian visit was documented on film, it wasn’t for the Real Housewives of DC. You can read the full comment in its entirety below.