Ramona Singer may be denying that she was fired from ‘RHONY’, but our sources say she’s feeling ‘nervous’.
The future of Real Housewives of New York City isn’t looking unexceptionable at the moment. For the first time in 13 seasons, the show’s reunion special has been put on “hold” tween low ratings and fan backlash, Hollywood Life has confirmed. Page Six was first to report the news on July 14, and our sources are saying the same.
Sonja Morgan, Leah McSweeney, Ramona Singer, Eboni K. Williams and Luann de Lesseps were “supposed to tape” the Season 13 reunion special on August 17, but that’s no longer happening. More specifically, Hollywood Life has EXCLUSIVELY learned that “as of right now, the reunion for Season 13 isn’t happening”, and “no future stage has been set”.
“This has never happened before,” one of our sources said. “The reunion is supposed to be the exclamation point [of the season] and [serve as a time for] wrapping everything with a bow, but this season is just not working, so they’re figuring all possibilities out right now.”
So what does this midpoint for the show’s future? According to various reports, everyone’s on the chopping block, including Ramona — plane though she recently took to Instagram to say she has not been fired. And to be fair, she has not yet been fired. Flipside source told us, “The producers and network haven’t made any tossing decisions for Season 14 yet.” But that moreover doesn’t midpoint Ramona’s safe. And from what we hear, she’s feeling “nervous” — all of the OG stars are, actually.
“Ramona has turned her phone off a lot this week,” the source said. “Friends have been calling her and oftentimes, it goes straight to voicemail. Sonja and Luann are nervous well-nigh stuff let go, too. All of the ladies are nervous they’re going to be axed from the show. They see what the fans are saying and it’s bothersome.”
Luann plane took to Instagram on July 15 to say, “#OGs are nonflexible to come by…#RHONY #NYCStrong”. It seems pretty unveiled that she’s sending a message to Bravo.
It’s not yet well-spoken what’s truly prompting the wait in filming the reunion, but ratings are at an all-time low — last week’s episode was the lowest-rated one overly with 764,000 live viewers — and fans aren’t happy with the way this season’s been playing out.
“Leah and Eboni are not a good fit for this show. #Rhony used to be my favorite franchise. Now all they do is protestation and talking well-nigh race. It sucks. I miss the old days with Bethenny or Carol or plane f***ing Jill Zarin…,” one fan tweeted, while flipside wrote, “@BravoTV There is a time and a place for discussions of race & racism and, I’m sorry, ‘Real Housewives’ just ain’t one of ‘em. Don’t be dumb; stick to the formula. Keep it fun.”
“Another season is never promised to anyone, but all of this is new territory for them, and Ramona isn’t going to go quietly. Bravo is her main source of income,” our source added. Meanwhile, RHONY licentiate Dorinda Medley would “be unshut to returning if she’s offered a full-time role”, we’re told. “Nobody else has been approached well-nigh returning though.” So those current rumors well-nigh Bethenny Frankel making flipside comeback aren’t true. At least not yet…