On Friday, a Bravo spokesperson told Variety: “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.”
“Real Houswives” reunions generally tape in the weeks before the show’s finale, and then are spread out over two or three episodes. But with this season of “RHONY,” a source said that because the season of the show went over so poorly, the network wants to focus on rebuilding what has generally been one of the most popular franchises of the “Real Housewives” offerings. Scheduling it was difficult because of the women’s summer plans, as well as friction among the cast, several of whom were in no rush to face one another.
And after this season’s low ratings, there were doubts at the network that viewers would even care to see the annual ritual of confrontation and reconciliation in the current cast.
More to come….