Now that the Real Housewives of New York finale episode has aired, it’s time to gloss over the reunion and look ahead to casting for next season. Nothing is confirmed. Bravo is nowhere near making any decisions for Season 12. But, why not reflect on how to improve the group?
Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, and Bethenny Frankel are the core three that were a part of the show during Season 1. They aren’t going anywhere. Nor should they. With the addition of Sonja Morgan in Season 3, it’s been the most solid and entertaining casting. Dorinda Medley was added in Season 7. The cast getaways to Blue Stone Manor have become an institution on the show. If Bravo has to make any replacements it should be either Tinsley Mortimer or Barbara Kavovit. Even Ramona, flitting out the door from each cast event, has been more involved in the drama than Tinsley or Barbara has
The Real Housewives of New York has one of the more stable Housewife casts. These ladies just don’t give up their apples very often. Or have them taken away. Ramona Singer is at 11 seasons, Sonja Morgan at 9, Bethenny Frankel at 8, Dorinda Medley at 5 and Tinsley Mortimer at 3. Luann de Lesseps is also at 11 seasons– but was demoted to Friend Of status for Season 6. And I would still love to know the real story behind that slap in the face!
Every year, there are rumors about who might be staying, who might be going and who might be added to the cast. This year, the big talk has been that Deidre Scaramucci, wife of former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is going to be a new Housewife. And a few of the current RHONY ladies recently spoke out on the casting chatter.
Unlike some of the other Real Housewives shows with constantly changing casts, Real Housewives of New York usually retains its stars. Or at least it does longer than most reality TV shows.
Nevertheless, the right addition could really be a good thing for the show. For instance, Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley joined the show later on and completely changed the landscape when they did. Even though RHONY Season 11 is still airing, there is already gossip about the cast for next year. No, they aren’t bringing back any alums. Sorry, Jill Zarin. However, there is a familiar (last) name in the mix: Scaramucci. Former Trump staffer and Celebrity Big Brother cast member Anthony Scaramucci’s wife Deidre Scaramucci is interested in joining the show.
There’s an illness and it’s spreading. It seems several former Housewives are plagued with, “Pretty Please Notice Me!?!” We’ve seen the symptoms in Kelly Bensimon, from Real Housewives of New York. Jill Zarin may also need to seek treatment. Then there is poor, long-term sufferer, Brandi Glanville. Our Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
We’ve recently seen Brandi pop up on an episode where she shared good times with Denise Richards. I’m still trying to root for you, Denise! But Brandi’s motives are clear. She wants us to know she is great pals with newbie Denise. #cheersbitch Now we know there is a vacancy on the show. A big gap needs to be filled. So is Brandi shooting her shot while shooting her mouth off, again? Now she is revealing the “truth” about her
failures bad luck. I’ll give you one guess on who Brandi blames for her downfall…
Ah, Kelly Bensimon. I see you, dear. The former Real Housewives of New York
wackadoo amateur photographer is speaking again. We don’t need to be reminded of Kelly. She burned SATCHELS OF GOLD into our heads years ago.
I will give her this, Kelly provided some legendary moments during her time on the show. #alsharpton Her epic breakdown behavior on Scary Island had people questioning both her motives and mental health. I have felt bad for Kelly over the years, but all of that is gone. Kelly is now forcing me to defend Bethenny Frankel, and I can’t forgive her for that.
Say what you will about Real Housewives of New York alum Jill Zarin, but you must admire her persistence. In 2011, Jill was fired from the show along with Kelly Bensimon and Alex McCord. Since then, Jill has been on a quest recapture her Housewife apple. She has made cameo appearances on the show but hasn’t been offered a contract as a full-time Housewife or a Friend of the Housewives.
Jill has dealt with some serious heartache in her personal life. In January of 2018, her beloved husband, and popular fixture on RHONY, Bobby Zarin, passed away after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Bravo cameras rolled outside Bobby’s funeral as Jill and former bestie Bethenny Frankel put aside their differences and seemingly made peace. Of course, many thought that filming at her husband’s funeral was in poor taste. And now, Jill has found love again with Gary Brody.
Oh, they’ve descended upon the sunshine state again… Shouldn’t Florida have an ordinance keeping the Real Housewives Of New York out?!
In cold New York city Ramona Singer has convinced everyone that vacationing in a fabulous Miami mansion will be just the thing to unify the group after Upstate. Round houses have a way of backing everyone into their own corners. Also Luann de Lesseps is spinning on an axis around her own sun, orbiting her own ego, and declaring that she’s not a diva at. all, so maybe a return to Florida will put things in humbling perspective for her!
Jill Zarin was one of the OG’s on Real Housewives of New York when it debuted in 2008. She appeared with Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel, Luann de Lesseps, and Alex McCord. Then Jill was fired after season 4 along with Alex and Kelly Bensimon.
Unlike some former Real Housewives who fade away like Jules Wainstein and Kristen Taekman, Jill has tried to regain her apple ever since. Her role model may be former BFF Bethenny who left and came back. Jill has tried to stay relevant with press interviews and cameo appearances on the show. That included filming at the funeral of husband Bobby Zarin, who died from cancer.