I have some curious news, that I have not been sharing about RHOA. My sources are saying that the reason pickup letters have not gone out yet is because the show has not yet been picked up for another season. This is not normal. I do not think it means that we have seen the last of RHOA, despite the lower ratings this season, the viewership is high enough to pick up another season. I mean Vanderpump Rules has been picked up and their ratings were not close to RHOA’s ratings even at RHOA’s lowest point. I believe the hold up is related to production. With Carlos King leaving, whatever the real circumstances are, there are going to be a lot of changes to production. They may even be considering another production company all together. There were a lot of audio problems with the reunion, Bravo may decide to make a fresh start.
So, they can’t send out the pickup letters until all of that is resolved. However, NBCu Cable Upfronts are this week. The parties start tonight and the days are jam packed until Thursday. Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. is when the NBCu Cable Upfronts will happen. I assume they will announce the RHOA being picked up then. Three RHOA will be in attendance, Kenya, Kandi, and Nene. It seems those are the only three invited to upfronts. This means Phaedra, Claudia, and Cynthia are… not secure in their spots. It’s clear Bravo wants to shake the show up much like they did RHONY a few seasons ago (and we all saw how well that turned out.)
Is it me or does it look like Bravo wants to break up Team Pretty? Lord knows we can’t have three happy women doing fun things on the show. I really can’t imagine them not renewing Cynthia. She actually has a story line for next season with the new Bar One location getting ready to reopen, Peter’s coffee shop, and her daughter getting older. Has Andy’s absurd affection for Phaedra finally come to an end? Without Apollo, does Phaedra even have a storyline? Are they really going to make Claudia a one and done? Are there just too many people who can’t stand Nene now, and Claudia was the last hired, first fired?
I’m afraid I have a lot more questions than tea at this point. I’m trying not to pester my sources, but it sure is hard. So while we wait for some answers. You really have to check out this hysterical video by Chay Eday. Click through to YouTube and give her some likes!
Now I need to go do some shopping for snacks for tonight’s highly contrived Nene meltdown. Even though I already told y’all everything that would happen, here.