Many reality TV fans are wondering if Real Housewives of New York is canceled following reports of staggeringly low ratings for the 13th season. We'll give you the scoop on what you need to know, but perhaps it's best to read this news with a glass of Pinot?
Season 13 of RHONY brought a lot of changes: new cast member Eboni K. Williams, a smaller group of women and a significant drop in ratings, according to Variety (opens in new tab). What was once the most popular part of the franchise appears to have dwindled quite significantly. How will this affect the ladies in the Big Apple going forward? Will they be moving forward at all?
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Is Real Housewives of New York canceled?
Deep breaths: while the series itself isn't canceled, the reunion for season 13 is. This is actually the first time in Bravo history that Andy Cohen won't sit down with a cast and review their journey throughout the season. Honestly, we're just as shocked as you.
"Due to scheduling challenges around taping the reunion of The Real Housewives of New York City in a timely manner, Bravo confirmed there will not be a reunion for this season. It’s disappointing to not be able to bring the cast back together, but we are happy to have ended on such a high note with the finale, and are now shifting our focus to next season,” a statement from the network's spokesperson read, according to Variety.
No cast encounters. No review of the season's highs and lows. NO ARGUMENTS?! It's a bit of a strange concept, truthfully, but apparently Bravo is just attempting to move forward.
Why was the RHONY reunion canceled?
A source revealed to Variety that the women's travel plans and unwillingness to sit down with one another is likely to blame for the canceled special, but that hasn't stopped the network before. The ratings and need to refocus and rebuild the franchise is likely the real reason why Bravo is breaking tradition.
Earlier in September, Cohen was gearing up for business as usual. "My team is getting ready for THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY REUNION! Tweet me all of your questions for the ladies NOW and please let me know where you're from in the question," he wrote in a tweet.
It's safe to say the plans have since changed.
My team is getting ready for THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY REUNION! Tweet me all of your questions for the ladies NOW and please let me know where you're from in the question!September 10, 2021
'RHONY' season 14: what we know so far
Allegedly, there is consideration around bringing back two very special ladies: Dorinda Medley—who just listed her Berkshires vacation house on Airbnb—and Tinsley Mortimer, who decided to quit the series and ended her engagement to on-again-off-again beau, Scott Kluth in 2021.
Although we won't get the recap we're accustomed to, we're anxious to see what unfolds in Gotham next: new cast members? Fired cast members? A new story line? Time will certainly tell.
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