Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fired 'Real Housewives Of New York' Cast Members Not Likely To Return


HuffPo.com:
Many "Real Housewives of New York City" viewers were disappointed that former cast member Jill Zarin will not be returning next month for the show's fifth season. But Zarin said she was told by Bravo that it was the show's fans who requested the shakeup.

“Bravo said it was fans who wanted a cast change," she said. "It is up to all of you to tell Bravo what you want for next season. If ratings go down, they might consider bringing back some of the original cast.”
Sources at Bravo told me that it's highly unlikely the network would bring back cast members who were axed after Season 4, namely Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop.

"The new season of 'Real Housewives of New York City,' which kicks off June 4, is going to be amazing and everyone is going to just love the new ladies," said a Bravo representative, referring to new additions Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson.

“First of all, the new season is going to be huge," another source at the network told me. "Our audience is going to love the new ladies. It is, without doubt, the best season we have ever seen. We are expecting huge ratings and, even if ratings drop, which they won’t, there is zero chance to bringing back any of the old cast members.”

Simon Van Kempen, the husband of former cast member McCord, who was fired at the same time as Zarin, agreed with what Bravo insiders told me. He doesn’t expect his wife, Zarin or even himself to be invited back.

“[It's] not going to happen, irrespective of the ratings,” Van Kempen said. “Once you leave a party, or a partner for that matter, there really is no going back. While we didn’t leave by choice, the only thing we miss is the [reported] $300,000 paycheck. Being on a reality show is a little bit like being on a football team, but on Bravo TV, Andy Cohen gets to play as the quarterback and most often his editing plays are to the detriment of the rest of the team.”
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16 comments:

  1. Sorry ladies, don't advance past GO, don't collect $200, head directly to syndication jail.

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  2. I'll be watching tonight. Excited about the cast change. Good to see Jill and her crew go.

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  3. New cast VERY boring. Jill and Alex brought some life to the show. Ramona is just unappealing all around. And LuAnn??? Sonya? Seriously.

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    1. I'm not going to watch I
      Miss the other ladies not that drunk Ramona

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  4. The show is boring and predictable if you were going to replace the ladies you should have ... Fired Ramona and that jerk Sonja .. Toaster oven I mean really

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  5. WHY BRAVO WOULD THINK THAT THE SENIOR GROUP WOULD APPROVE OF THE RETURN OF THAT CRAZY ONE (R A M O N A) WHO WE THINK IS ON SOME PILL OR IS JUST PLAIN DRUNK ALL THE TIME. WE- THE SENIOR GROUP- WHICH ARE MANY, REALLY MISS JILL PLEASE CONSIDER BRING HER BACK,THANKS. GREAT FAN.

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  6. Who dresses Ramona?
    Her wardrobe looks like it came out of the windows in those tacky stores in the garment distric!!

    And Sonja?? She met her (ex) as a hostess. Puts the HO in hostess! Baahahahaha

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  7. Ramona needs to be medicated. She definately is has a major problem. Self centered and a personality disorder is scary. Or is she high?

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  8. I agree... the show is very predictable... its always arguing and stupid BS... no substance.

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  9. Well... this year is as bad as Jill and Bethany and that crazy Kelly BS. Can't you find real women that have real lives. Maybe the whole concept of the show should change. All these whinny, backstabbing absolutely self obsorbed women is OLD NEWS! Heather and Carol seem pretty normal hope they don't let these wack-0s ruin them...

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