Bravo is planning on shaking up The Real Housewives of New York City for Season 13, according to a new report.
Us Weekly confirms that the network is looking at making changes to RHONY after 12 seasons. The show currently stars Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Leah McSweeney, and Dorinda Medley.
“Bravo is planning to shake things up with The Real Housewives of New York next year,” an insider revealed.
A second insider confirmed, “There’s going to be some changes. … A handful of white women doesn’t necessarily represent what New York City is all about.”
Bravo is reportedly looking at making cast changes to The Real Housewives of New York City for Season 13.
In a recent interview, the outlet points out that Leah has been discussing the lack of diversity on the show and that she was hoping for things to be changed.
“Bring on the diversity!” she told the magazine back in June. “I hope going forward that we can do that.”
While the insiders certainly are pointing towards there being casting changes with the upcoming season, nothing has been confirmed by Bravo and New York City has been notoriously hard to cast in past years.
RHONY certainly isn’t the highest-rated Housewives franchise but next so some of the other cities, it still remains one of the most popular. But with Tinsley Mortimer having left midseason, Bethenny Frankel showing no real signs of returning, and Leah having just joined this year, now may seem like the perfect time to the network to give the show a refresh—and we agree.
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Thursdays on Bravo and Slice.