New York Housewives pushed back because it was boring; will Camille Grammer show up?

The Real Housewives of New York City has been pushed back, and a report says it was because the cast is too boring, which may lead Bravo to bring Beverly Hills cast member Camille Grammer in for a guest appearance and cause the series to stray even further from reality than it currently is.

Yesterday, Andy Cohen e.mailed the cast members to alert them that their season was being bumped in exchange for the new Miami version, and said, “We decided yesterday that our best bet was to give ourselves a little breathing room. I would rather get the show right than rush it to air.”

But Page Six reports that “the New York show didn’t have enough drama to satisfy producers, including new executive producer Omid Kahangi,” so “one option to up the local drama might be to bring Beverly Hills housewife Camille Grammer to New York, the location of her divorce drama with Kelsey Grammer, who is soon to marry girlfriend Kayte Walsh. A source said Grammer hasn’t been approached by New York producers, but that Zarin has invited her to hang out with the Housewives.”

Andy Cohen sort of, kind of denied that report, saying in a statement, “No conspiracy here, folks. We have an embarrassment of riches with Miami and New York, and I assure you that ‘the Real Housewives of NYC’ will be well worth the wait.”

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.