For weeks, it has been reported that Bravo is contemplating a serious shakeup for The Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis.
There have even been rumors that RHONY would possibly shut down for some time, giving manufacturing time to work issues out.
In a brand new interview, Andy Cohen is clarifying what’s true and what’s only a rumor.
He is additionally speaking in regards to the different reveals, too.
Andy Cohen spoke to Leisure Tonight to clear the air as a lot as he can with out, , saying an excessive amount of.
For one factor, he referred to as the rumors of “chaos” behind-the-scenes in New York “completely unfaithful.”
These rumors have appeared to flow into amongst individuals who assume that Eboni Ok. Williams discussing her lived experiences is a private assault.
“Is there a shakeup coming?” Andy mentioned. “I’d say, nicely, hear.”
“I believe we shot this season throughout COVID,” he famous, referring to the nonetheless ongoing pandemic.
“And the world was shut down as we shot a present that’s — an enormous a part of The Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis is reliant on New York Metropolis because the character within the present,” he famous.
“And New York Metropolis was shut down throughout manufacturing,” Andy acknowledged.
“So, we needed to spend prolonged time at [Ramona Singer]’s home and in Salem,” he defined.
“And simply doing issues,” Andy reasoned, “that possibly in any other case life would have been totally different.”
“So I believe that the present will proceed to evolve,” Andy expressed vaguely.
“And I believe that if something, we should always add to the group,” he prompt.
Andy defined that this is able to be a good suggestion “as a result of I believe individuals wished to see extra individuals.”
“However I don’t know that in producing the present this season that we’d have completed a lot in a different way,” Andy added.
He famous: “We had been going through a number of totally different obstacles once we went into manufacturing.”
Although he didn’t go into it, many have prompt that any “shakeup” that eliminated Eboni after one season could be catering to white fragility and nothing extra.
Andy additionally defined that the time was proper to return Heather Dubrow to The Actual Housewives of Orange County.
“I believe it was the suitable time,” he expressed.
“Not solely as a result of I believe the followers had been asking for it,” Andy clarified, “however it’s all the time enjoyable to convey again an outdated good friend and see an outdated good friend.”
“But in addition,” Andy continued, “I believe it was a good time to get again to among the aspirational luxurious that the Orange County franchise launched with.”
Andy defined that it is that type of aspiration that was a part of the present’s idea “and that Heather definitely represents.”
So what in regards to the rumors that Heather and Gina aren’t going to get alongside in any respect?
“I believe they’re going to be pleasantly shocked,” Andy predicted of how followers will view Gina and Heather’s interactions.
Season 16 of the landmark collection may have extra casting information finally, and is predicted to launch later this 12 months or early subsequent 12 months.
Andy didn’t rush to substantiate rumors that Tamra Decide will return already.
“I believe Tamra — as I’ve mentioned many occasions — was one of many greats,” Andy expressed.
“And I hope in some unspecified time in the future, both now or sooner or later, we’ll do extra along with her,” he added.
“I don’t know when,” Andy clarified, “however I believe that might be nice.”