Just a couple of days ago we were faced with the prospect of The Real Housewives of New York City being cancelled by Bravo because the show’s ladies were refusing to show up for season six production last week and were also holding off on signing their contracts. Why? Because they just weren’t getting enough money for arguing about toaster ovens and dancing with French pirates. If you were waiting anxiously to find out how long this Housewives protest would last, the answer is not very long, because all six Housewives have signed their contracts and agreed to limited salary increases.
That’s right. Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson and Aviva Drescher will be back for another RHONY season. And their contracts also apparently include a few extra perks this time around. According to Deadline, Bravo will cover “expenses for additional hair and make-up for the cast.” So they’re getting paid to yell at each other at parties and they’re getting free hairdos? I hope these ladies realize they’re living the American dream.
Even though they’ve been renewed this time around, they’re still probably going to have to find a way to get the drama going again. Since the women seem to have banded together against their common enemy (not enough money), I don’t know how likely it is that we’ll get a repeat of Scary Island (Is it weird that I miss Kelly Bensimon?) or anything even close to the drama Jill Zarin created. When Jill left, I didn’t know how the show would survive. Partly because we’re name twins, but also because her middle name should be DRAMA. She knows drama even better than TNT does. And they know drama. Personally.
Still, I can’t deny that I’m glad I get to watch another season of these Big Apple ladies. There’s really no such thing as too much Ramona Singer (okay, maybe there is), and I can’t bear to be apart from my Housewife girl crush Carole Radziwill and her too-cool-for-school leather jackets. And I don’t know how Aviva will handle another season without her head exploding, but it should be interesting to witness.
Remember, ladies. Money can’t buy you class. So just take what you can get, okay?