Alright, it’s about time I eat my own words and give Peacock the credit it is rightfully due. Most of us probably first wrote off the streaming site as another monthly expense when it was first introduced. But as proven by the reboot of Real Housewives of Miami and Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, it not only perfected the formula but expanded it. Peacock’s new shows make me excited for the future of the Real Housewives universe, which is hopefully filled with more spinoffs and blasts from the past.
Bravo recently announced that it has figured out the next steps for Real Housewives of New York. Instead of canceling the show altogether, we’re getting two RHONYs. One will feature a new cast while the other will focus on a “legacy” cast. Hopefully, this means the return of legends like Dorinda Medley and Aviva Drescher. I’m anticipating that the legacy show will get the Peacock treatment, which might be a welcome change to spice things up among the OGs.
The announcement got the fandom thinking of future shows that could get split in two. Real Housewives has been part of mainstream pop culture for so long that the unusual division actually sounds like a solid idea. Fans love to keep up with their favorites, like Sonja Morgan. However, some OGs are ready to move on to the next phase of their TV careers. So Real Housewives of Orange County veteran Tamra Judge has a few ideas if they ever decide to split RHOC in two.
Tamra was on SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live when she was asked to pick a dream cast for a potential RHOC Legacy show. Tamra had a few ideas that were pretty typical — Vicki Gunvalson (of course), Kelly Dodd (hard pass), and even her arch-nemesis Gretchen Rossi. They’re pretty reasonable picks, aside from Kelly Fraud. However, I’d like to see some real old-school stars like Alexis Bellino, Lynne Curtin, and Meghan King included. Hell, throw in Jeana Keough, Tammy Knickerbocker, and Briana Culberson in the mix. The more the merrier.
However, Tammy Sue was not receptive to the idea of her old pal Heather Dubrow joining the fun. Sounds like shady Tamra, but she claims it’s because Fancy Pants has her own spinoff with Terry Dubrow. I’d believe that if anyone else but Tamra was the one saying it. It’s interesting how Tammy Sue plays the game, even when she’s not on the show. Just when you think you know her plan, she’s got some other drama heating up on the back burner.
Also, despite Tamra’s beef with Shannon Beador, she’s open to her joining her show. “It’s hard because she’s already on that show,” Tamra said. “So if she gets fired, I don’t want to promote anybody or try to get anybody fired.” I’m sort of loving how Tammy Sue is fully embracing her producer side with this question. It sounds like she just needs a green light, and we’re ready to go.
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF TAMRA’S RHOC LEGACY CAST? WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE JOIN AN RHOC SPINOFF FROM THE PREVIOUS CAST MEMBERS?
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