The original cast members of the “Real Housewives of New York City,” including Andy Cohen, Ramona Singer, and Jill Zarin, were not invited to the premiere party for the relaunch of the show with a new cast. Sources say it was a “total diss” to the past cast members who helped create the franchise. The network confirmed that the party was only for the new season, and despite doubts, Andy Cohen is confident they chose the right group of women for the reboot.
The premiere party for the relaunch of “The Real Housewives of New York City” did not invite the original cast members, causing controversy and disappointment among fans of the long-serving stars.
Title: Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City” Premiere Party Shocks Original Cast Members
The highly anticipated Season 14 of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City” is just around the corner, but the recent premiere party for the relaunch has left some of the show’s original cast members feeling snubbed. Notable names like Andy Cohen, the long-serving host, were in attendance, but fan favorites including Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin were notably absent. According to sources, the network chose not to invite the original cast members to witness the introduction of the new faces taking over the reins.
This move comes as a result of the network’s attempt to revamp the show following a less-than-stellar 13th season. Bravo’s initial plan was to split the series into two parts, with the main show featuring an entirely new cast, and a second spin-off titled “Legacy” that would spotlight fan-favorite stars from previous seasons. Unfortunately, contract problems led to the cancellation of the proposed “Legacy” show. Nevertheless, Bravo proceeded with the relaunch, hosting a grand premiere party at New York’s lavish Rainbow Room, but the absence of the original cast members did not go unnoticed.
Insiders described the exclusion of the past cast members as a “total diss,” considering their significant contributions in shaping the franchise. “Those women helped create the franchise and were barely mentioned,” one source revealed. The network, however, clarified that the premiere party was solely organized to celebrate the new season and the promising new era ahead. A spokesperson emphasized the network’s excitement and confidence regarding the fresh direction the show is taking.
In attendance at the premiere party were the new cast members, including Ubah Hassan, Jenna Lyons, Brynn Whitfield, Erin Dana Lichy, Sai De Silva, and Jessel Taank, as well as host and executive Andy Cohen. Unfortunately, the evening was not without hiccups, as Jessel Taank fell ill and had to excuse themselves multiple times to deal with bouts of vomiting.
As the premiere of the new era of “The Real Housewives of New York City” draws closer, doubts are already circulating. Insiders who have had a sneak peek at the initial episodes have expressed concerns that the show might be headed for disaster. According to one source, the new cast of beautifully dressed social media influencers gives off an unreal vibe that feels disconnected from the authenticity fans have come to expect.
Despite the skepticism, Andy Cohen remains optimistic about the rebooted series and confident that the right group of women has been chosen to carry the torch. In a speech at the premiere party, he acknowledged the brilliance brought by the former housewives but proclaimed they had found an equally deserving set of women for this new chapter. Fans can judge for themselves when Season 14 of “The Real Housewives of New York City” premieres on Sunday, promising a thrilling and captivating ride through the extravagant lives of the city’s elite.
In the meantime, for those seeking a taste of the original cast, a new show titled “Crappie Lake” starring Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan will be airing on the same night, providing fans with some familiarity and a chance to catch up with their beloved original housewives.