Bravo’s Andy Cohen has a plan to make fans and critics of The Real Housewives of New York City happy: two versions of RHONY. But what about Ramona Singer, who was the reason RHONY didn’t have a reunion?
How do I choose what to recap? Plus: Naked and Afraid casting, and Real Housewives of Melbourne streaming
In this Ask Andy, I answer questions about The Real Housewives of Melbourne, Naked and Afraid, and Big Brother UK—which leads to a discussion of how and why I recap certain shows but not others.
In this excerpt from Brian Moylan’s book The Housewives, details about how Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise is really produced, such as the “fifty-page document that literally outlines every woman, every story they have, and the direction we think they’re going to go.”
The Real Housewives spin-off, a crossover series featuring at least seven cast members from different franchises, has started production, and the cast has been identified.
Dorinda Medley is leaving The Real Housewives of New York City, announcing that from her Berkshires home, which has hosted so many classic RHONY moments. Dorinda leaves on a season that’s focused on her cruelty and anger.
ABC, Fox, and Bravo are moving forward with plans to film reality shows in person despite the risks, though they are making some changes to Shark Tank, The Masked Singer, and The Real Housewives of New York City.
RHONY used to be light and fun. But then Bethenny left, and so did everyone who knew how to tell a coherent story other than drunken fighting. Also: Who is Elyse and why is she everywhere?