This post is a twofer you guys! I’ve got some piping hot Exclusive RHOA tea and I’m going to also purple pen it! Because, sometimes my Bravo source says the most ridiculous things.
Porsha has informally been in contact with Truly Original execs discussing her recent life updates. As previously stated, Falynn will not appear on RHOA 14 in any capacity. For viewers, this many put a holes in Porsha’s potential story trajectory. However, Bravo execs were never interested in that story because it is salacious, reckless, and low brow. WAIT! STOP RIGHT THERE! WTF DOES THIS MEAN? Apparently my source thinks that Falynn is too salacious and low brow for RHOA? HAVE THEY EVER EVEN WATCHED THIS TRAINWRECK? This from the people who thought Nene Leakes was good TV? Make it make sense, source!
As of now the plan is to feature Porsha as blissfully in love. What is interesting is the network is chatting with her about this BEFORE offering her a contract, thus eliminating some of the potential leverage she would have in negotiating for higher pay. Porsha, newly repped by a big four talent agency (UTA) and a high profile attorney who is familiar with getting big bucks from Bravo is expected to become either the highest paid or second highest paid this season. Both she and the network are aware that Porsha Williams is the key ingredient for season 14’s success (Wow, how times have changed). So the suits are banking on Porsha and the sleezeball to fix this shit show? Gurl, PLEASE!
Received an informal phone call as well, she was praised about joining the group and being able to openly share her marriage woes, enter the group dynamic and make new friends quickly. They loved how Ralph was such a team player and how relatable the “old daddy” storyline was for the audience. Please, they loved that Ralph is so good looking. Lots of people thought the old daddy storyline with such a young child was inappropriate.
The second season on these shows are the housewives hardest. Often times these people get caught in the dilemma of… I did enough to be brought back, however I have to raise the bar without alienating and deviating the same formula that made the viewing audience interested in my story. Eva Marcille Sterling is a great example about how she did way too much on season 12, especially on the reunion show and it was not only low brow but way far from Bravo’s brand. Again with the “low brow” put downs? Nene was literally assaulting people! She was on FORVER! She is the one that made this franchise into Love and Hip Hop Junior! And she kept getting HUGE RAISES for it! THIS LOW BROW STUFF MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL! “Low Brow” IS THE BRAVO BRAND!
WHAT ABOUT CYNTHIA AND THE REST?
Truly Original/Bravo are two weeks behind on pick-up letters as they were hoping to get them out the week of June 7. Filming is supposed to begin in the first half of July with a new showrunner at the helm and some of the producing team of RHOP joining the show in the field for the first time. I guess the delay is due to Porsha’s contract negotiations and their indecision about Cynthia, Phaedra and Sheree.
Again, at this very moment: Porsha, Kenya, Drew, Marlo, Kandi, and Shamea are all expected to return.
(Note: Kandi has been moved from possibly out to possibly in)
Cynthia Bailey, Latoya Ali, and Falynn Guobadia are not in any of pre-production story planning for season 14. Latoya and Falynn will not appear on the show under any circumstance. Cynthia however, you know how this goes every year. (But I’m thinking this might be the year because RHOA 13 SUCKED!!!) Well Cynthia is certainly not low brow! But since it’s apparently opposite day at Bravo HQ, they will probably axe her.
OH HELL TO THE NAH!
Keep an eye out for Phaedra Parks and Sheree Whitfield — some real deep discussions about them have occurred but the network has not confirmed they have struck any kind of informal deals or plans for them to appear. I expect at least of them to come back with Phaedera being the favorite by far. Sheree could easily re-join the group as an utility player like Marlo, so I strongly believe it’ll be a two for one deal. Again, this is how they want to class up the franchise? The head doctor and the criminal? I can’t with this.
Am I the only one whose head is exploding reading this? It appears we need to start by firing ALL THE SUITS! They consistently make the stupidest choices possible! It’s not rocket science that we need Falynn on the show! How hard is that to understand? I’m feeling actual ANGER at the stupidity of it all. What do y’all think!?!