Luann de Lesseps is confirming rumours that casting changes are coming to The Real Housewives of New York City for the show’s upcoming Season 13.
“There’s definitely going to be some new Housewives,” she dished in an interview with Extra.
As previously reported, Bravo is considering making changes to RHONY Season 13 as it faces calls from fans to make the show more diverse.
WATCH: Luann de Lesseps Confirms New Housewives Are Coming To The Real Housewives Of New York City For Season 13
“Bravo is planning to shake things up with The Real Housewives of New York next year,” an insider revealed to Us Weekly.
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.”
RHONY currently stars Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, Ramona Singer, and Leah McSweeney, who are all caucasian women.
Bravo, like other TV networks, has been facing calls to diversify in front of the camera as the Black Lives Matter movement continues to gain traction.
While this season of RHONY is certainly doing OK in the ratings, it’s looking more and more like network executives may use this time to make some big updates to the 12-year-old franchise.
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Thursdays on Bravo and Slice.