Fans of “The Real Housewives of New York” will have one less spectacle this season.
“Due to scheduling challenges around taping the reunion of ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ in a timely manner, Bravo confirmed there will not be a reunion for this season,” a spokesperson for the network tells Page Six.
“It’s disappointing to not be able to bring the cast back together, but we are happy to have ended on such a high note with the finale, and are now shifting our focus to next season.”
When asked how the women reacted to the news, we were told, “They reluctantly understood.”
“It would just be so long since the finale,” the source continued. “[It] makes no sense to have a reunion 2 months later so they understand that part, but they are disappointed.”
The “RHONY” reunion special is an eagerly awaited clearinghouse for drama accrued over the just-wrapped season of the show.
In July, Page Six reported that Sonja Morgan, Leah McSweeney, Ramona Singer, Eboni K. Williams and Luann de Lesseps had been set to film the Season 13 reunion on Aug. 5 but were “told that the taping is on hold until at least September amid a decline in ratings.”
The show’s 13th season was divisive among fans, with one July episode the lowest-rated one ever, according to the Daily Mail, pulling just 764,000 live viewers. A source told the UK publication at the time that the show’s stars had been told they would not resume filming again until early 2022 — months behind schedule.