For the an initial time in "Real Housewives" history, Bravo has canceled the show's reunion episodes.

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After a challenging and low-rated season the "The genuine Housewives of new York City," because that the first time in "Real Housewives" history, Bravo has canceled the show"s reunion episodes.

On Friday, a Bravo spokesperson said: "Due come scheduling challenges approximately taping the reunion that "The actual Housewives of new York City" in a fashionable manner, Bravo evidenced there will certainly not be a reunion because that this season. It"s disappointing to not be able to bring the cast back together, but we are happy come have ended on such a high note with the finale, and also are now shifting our focus to following season."

Luann de Lesseps, Eboni K. Williams and also Ramona Singer.Bravo / Heidi Gutman/Bravo

"Real Housewives" reunions normally tape in the weeks before the show"s finale, and then space spread the end over two or three episodes. Yet with this season the "RHONY," a source said that since the season of the show discussed so poorly, the network wants to focus on rebuilding what has actually generally been one of the most well-known franchises of the "Real Housewives" offerings. Scheduling the was challenging because the the women"s summer plans, as well as friction amongst the cast, several of whom were in no rush to challenge one another.

And ~ this season"s low ratings, there were doubts in ~ the network the viewers would even treatment to view the annual ritual the confrontation and also reconciliation in the existing cast. In Nielsen"s Live + same Day ratings, "RHONY"s" Aug. 31 season finale the the show drew only 841,000 viewers; for comparison"s sake, critical year"s finale drew an ext than 1.1 million total viewers.


The gossip press, specifically the daily Mail, has actually been publishing stories all summer about behind-the-scenes problems at "RHONY," and also harping on about the reunion"s postponements. In August, brand-new cast member Eboni K. Williams, that was at the center of a lot of the confounding plots this season, told selection that the reunion had indeed been scheduled.

This season of "RHONY" to be handicapped through COVID, and a smaller than normal cast. After ~ Tinsley Mortimer left in the center of Season 12, and also Dorinda Medley was fired after ~ the season to be concluded, there to be only five "Housewives" this season: Williams, Sonja Morgan, Leah McSweeney, Luann de Lesseps and also Ramona Singer. There was a feeling of claustrophobia to "RHONY" this season, even when the women acquired out the the city: It was largely just the five of castle fighting or drink or both.

With several actors members quiet away because that the summer, Bravo"s hope was to simply do it after the finale aired, and also there to be several days on the publications for September. Last Friday, "Real Housewives" executive producer and reunion referee Andy Cohen also tweeted come solicit inquiries for the cast.

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But the wasn"t come be. Rather of looking back at a season the network — and viewers — would rather forget, Bravo has chose instead to emphasis on reviving one of the cornerstones the the "Real Housewives" universe.