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Andy Cohen Shares Why Real Housewives Of New York & Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Won’t Premiere Early Despite Coronavirus Quarantine

During the coronavirus outbreak, some Bravo stars have stepped up to help others. Real Housewives of New York alum Bethenny Frankel donated corona kits and 10,000 face masks. Real Housewives of Dallas star Stephanie Hollman’s spouse, Travis Hollman, decided to pay all of his employees their salaries, while they’re are quarantined at home.

Teddi Mellencamp, who is a cast member on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, has pledged to help keep fans accountable by offering free online workouts. If I worked out regularly, that would be fantastic!

While so many of us are self-isolating or quarantined at home, it seems like an eternity until RHOBH and RHONY drop new seasons. Season 12 of RHONY debuts on April 2. On April 15, Season 10 of RHOBH premieres. Fans feel some new Housewives episodes would help relieve their boredom will be disappointed. According to Yahoo Entertainment, Bravo’s Andy Cohen addressed the possibility on Sirius XM’s Reality Checked with Amy Phillips. Unfortunately, the shows won’t begin airing early.

“The issue is there’s only a certain number of episodes totally color-corrected and locked right now, for both of those shows. I think for RHONY there’s like, eight or nine done and for RHOBH, there’s like, five done. Something like that,” Andy explained.  Andy also revealed the production companies are editing the shows remotely. But if they are edited that way, Andy said it is “slower” and “more labor intensive.”


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Andy shared, “If we released all those now, we would wind up screwing ourselves in the end, so that’s the issue. The truth of the matter is, if this [coronavirus crisis] is going to go on for a while, just think of how much more we’re going to be ready for RHONY when it premieres!” Andy said.

Real Housewives of Atlanta fans know that the Season 12 reunion was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.


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“Obviously that’s not happening. Hopefully we will be able to shoot it just as soon as we possibly can,” Andy said. “People are saying, ‘Why don’t you just do it remotely?’ I don’t think it would work well. I don’t think that’s a good idea.” Same, Andy. Same. Can you imagine all the screaming without Andy there to wrangle the RHOA ladies? Andy also said that while the new season of RHOA was still in the editing phase, they were “really behind.”

Unfortunately, Andy knows a bit about Covid-19. He was scheduled to begin streaming Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen from his apartment on March 22. Andy posted the news on Instagram that he had tested positive for coronavirus.


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“After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus. As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better,” Andy wrote. The Bravo host added, “I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.”


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Reality Tea recommends that all readers comply with CDC guidelines and remain as isolated as possible during this urgent time. Visit the Centers for Disease Control at or the World Health Organization at for the latest information on the coronavirus and learn what you can do to stop the spread. 


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