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Bravo’s Classic ''Real Housewives of New York City: Legacy'' In Talks For A Revival Series

Florence Carmela
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Will the legendary reality tv show be back? Unfortunately, it looks like The Real Housewives of New York City (RHONY: Legacy) a revival series won't be back, at least not any time soon. In March 2023, Bravo announced that the entire cast of the long-running series, known as RHONY, was being replaced with brand new faces for the 14th season and it's previous cast members would be featured in the "RHONY: Legacy" which would be a spin-off.

According to Page Six "On Sunday, we reported that contract negotiations for the version of the show that featured a beloved cast including Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan had stalled. Now we’re told that the talks have officially collapsed, that Bravo has rescinded its offers to the talent and that it currently has no plans to put the show — which it rebranded as the “Legacy” edition last year — on the air. Sources stress that the network “never says never” and that the show could be revived in some form in the future, much like “The Real Housewives of Miami,” which was pulled from cable in 2013 and brought back eight years later with a mostly new cast on NBC streaming."

"Meanwhile, the network is forging ahead with the completely revamped “The Real Housewives of New York City,” which will star a brand-new, ethnically diverse set of women including former J. Crew honcho Jenna Lyons, Sai De Silva and Ubah Hassan. We had reported that Bravo was in talks with a group of the “original” cast members, including de Lesseps, Morgan, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Dorinda Medley, for what would technically have been Season 1 of “Legacy.” However, Singer and Tinsley Mortimer bowed out before contract negotiations began in earnest."

"But sources said the talent felt they were getting lowball offers from Bravo and that the network wasn’t willing to guarantee that they would appear in enough episodes per season. "Last year, Bravo exec Andy Cohen made a crack on his chat show “Watch What Happens Live,” suggesting that original “Real Housewives of New York City” star Jill Zarin is desperate to get back on the Bravo air."

"But we’re told that in a bitter (or sweet, depending on your point of view) irony, it was actually Zarin’s take-it-or-leave-it attitude to Cohen’s so-called “Legacy” edition of the show that sank it entirely — and she hadn’t forgotten about the dig by the time she got to the negotiating table, either." Taken from the Page Six website.

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Florence Carmela is an Entertainment Writer and Interviewer. She covers Celebrities in the Media and the latest in Pop Culture, Lifestyle Trends, Culinary Arts and Local News. She is also Host of The Forum Celebrity Podcast and is a Verified Journalist on Muck Rack.

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