Things were not looking good for the future of The Real Housewives of New York City earlier this week when contract disputes held up the beginning of production on season six. Basically, they wanted fat ass raises and banded together to get them, but Bravo basically told them to figure it out by May 10 or hit the unemployment line. That threat apparently lit a fire under their asses and they’re all on board.
The Real Housewives of New York salary stand off with Bravo is over. Ramona Singer, Carole Radziwill, LuAnn de Lesseps, Heather Thomson, Sonja Morgan and Aviva Drescher today all signed their contracts with the cable channel I’ve learned. Details are sketchy but it seems the Housewives took the modest pay increases Bravo was offering for season 6 rather than continue to hold out for big raises and risk getting booted off the Big Apple version of the multi-city reality franchise. The cable channel also threw in a few more contractual baubles like covering expenses for additional hair and make-up for the cast.
Ugh, stop. Season 5 of RHONYC was the lowest rated in the show’s history and these women are still acting like they’ve got some leverage. That being said, thank f-ck they got this worked out because I love this show (even though I only binge watch it when there’s marathons on) and the world needs more trash like this on TV.
In any case, when things come crashing down on this show because they want $8 million an episode or something stupid and they’re finally told to take a hike, I hope we can all remember this very important lesson: