The upcoming reunion for The Real Housewives Of New York City has been cancelled.
‘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 told DailyMail.com.
‘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.’
This comes after news emerged the ‘cast and crew’ were left ‘fuming’ by the decision to postpone the reunion from a previously scheduled date of September 23.
Cancelled: There will be no reunion for season 13 of The Real Housewives Of New York City
News of the cancelation comes after the series’ highly-anticipated reunion was plagued by a series of unprecedented delays, including another very recent postponement.
The finale of Real Housewives of New York’s 13th season aired August 31, and reunion episodes typically air the week after the finale.
For months, the network and production company were grappling with the fall out of a tumultuous season and spiraling ratings, which left cast and crew frustrated and eager to wrap.
‘For the love of God — put us out of our misery and stop f***ing around with our lives,’ a production insider vented to DailyMail.com on Friday, prior to news that the reunion would be scrapped entirely.
‘This is ridiculous and so unfair. This season should’ve been wrapped by now,’ they lamented.
Scheduling: ‘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 told DailyMail.com
A source also suggested that there has been ‘something big happening behind the scenes’ causing the delays but that the network needed ‘to just step up and deal with it.’
The Club Bravo Instagram account, who were the first to report of the production’s postponement on, said it was the result of an unspecified ‘crew problem.’
Just last month, DailyMail.com exclusively reported that the reunion was being scheduled for either late September or early October at the time.
That delay reportedly frustrated several members of the cast who had been withholding their participation.
Insiders with the production singled out Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps as holdouts who just wanted to ‘get this over with’ as quickly as possible in order to take an ‘ultimate girls trip.’
When the reunion was being scheduled, insiders had revealed that the production company Shed had to bring together cast members who weren’t speaking in order to gain their participation.
Curtain call: The finale of RHONY aired on August 31 and ended with the women getting topless during a dinner party at Ramona Singer’s (pictured) home
Lowest ever: Season 13 recorded its lowest rated episode of all-time, earning only 764,000 live viewers. (The only episodes rated lower were the ‘secrets’ recap episodes for season seven and 12.)’ Leah and Luann pictured
‘Ramona went to dinner with Eboni to make peace and LuAnn had to be coaxed to answer her phone while living her best life in Europe, but we’re making it happen,’ a source revealed.
Sources added that creator and executive producer Andy Cohen and Bravo were delaying production on the next season in the hopes more time will give the network a chance to ‘reinvent the show.’
In July, DailyMail.com previously broke the news that the reunion was being postponed from its originally slated August 5 premiere date amid turmoil within the cast.
Season 13 recorded its lowest rated episode of all-time, earning only 764,000 live viewers. (The only episodes rated lower were the ‘secrets’ recap episodes for season seven and 12.)
It also saw the departure of fan-favorite Dorinda Medley as well as Tinsley Mortimer and featured Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Leah McSweeney and newcomer Eboni K. Williams.
Williams, the first black Housewife in franchise history, has butted heads with show OGs Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps throughout the season.
Grappling: For months, the network and production company were grappling with the fall out of a tumultuous season and spiraling ratings, which left cast and crew frustrated and eager to wrap
First delay: In July, DailyMail.com previously broke the news that the reunion was being postponed from its originally slated August 5 premiere date amid turmoil within the cast
Some have accused the attorney and former Fox News host of being ‘too woke’ and attributed her serious storylines about race relations to be at least partly responsible for the ratings slump.
Others, however, have praised Williams for not being afraid to have tough conversations and call out Ramona for her sometimes blatant ignorance about cultural issues like racism.
Regardless, the tone is a departure from the once delightfully absurd show that featured the likes of Aviva Drescher throwing her prosthetic leg across the room or Leah McSweeny tossing tiki torches in the nude in the Hamptons.
‘Our viewers don’t want to be lectured to. They want a fun show — tipsy, middle aged women with money fighting about petty stuff. Yes — let’s talk about the important issues facing our nation — but this cannot be the center of our show,’ a source previously told DailyMail.com
‘It’s not what our show is, but week after week, scene after scene, everyone is being schooled by a former Fox News host.’
The Real Housewives of New York premiered in 2008 with Bethenny Frankel, Luann de Lesseps, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer, and Jill Zarin. It was the second installment of the Real Housewives franchise after the original, Orange County.
Departure: It also saw the departure of fan-favorite Dorinda Medley (pictured on September 8) as well as Tinsley Mortimer