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4 hours ago, Chris B said:

RHONY has a largely good cast but needs a shot in the arm. I'm surprised they haven't looked at other Bravo shows, or NY based reality shows to poach talent. I'd love to see Mica from Blood, Sweat and Heels for example as a new HW. She was interesting and always seemed like a better fit here than there since she's closer in age to the NYC girls. Tinsley and Jules before are just boring. They'd be fine as friends, but not as actual housewives. NYC needs to think outside the box when it comes to casting. They try to keep everything very vanilla which is limiting the shows potential. 

It's crazy how they got it so right with the casting of Dorinda and have just failed since then.

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4 hours ago, Chris B said:

RHONY has a largely good cast but needs a shot in the arm. I'm surprised they haven't looked at other Bravo shows, or NY based reality shows to poach talent. I'd love to see Mica from Blood, Sweat and Heels for example as a new HW. She was interesting and always seemed like a better fit here than there since she's closer in age to the NYC girls. Tinsley and Jules before are just boring. They'd be fine as friends, but not as actual housewives. NYC needs to think outside the box when it comes to casting. They try to keep everything very vanilla which is limiting the shows potential. 

 

Mica is the shot in the arm that Potomac needs. If I am not mistaken, I think someone said that Mica is from the DMV area, which would make her perfect for Potomac. 

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I think Mica is from the DMV area, but she's lived in Harlem for years so NYC is the only real option for her. Potomac is going to continue being a problem because it's hard to get women in that area to agree to be housewives. The real reason DC wasn't renewed is because they had difficulty scouting people after the Salahi drama and Potomac is basically a reboot of that show so it's going to have the same issues. 

 

Another potentially interesting thing is that Kenya Moore has been making cryptic posts that suggest she could be leaving ATL. Her husband lives in New York and it's possible he could move or they could split their time, but if she did end up leaving that show and moving to New York I wouldn't be surprised if they put her on NYC.

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Keyna isn't my first choice, but I feel the crossovers are overdue with these franchises. I always wanted Jo to move from RHOC to RHONY now that she seems to be doing well in New York. They probably would never move Kenya since she's part of the "black" franchise, but I'd be interested in seeing how she interacts with the New York ladies and if it changes anything.

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15 hours ago, Chris B said:

RHONY has a largely good cast but needs a shot in the arm. I'm surprised they haven't looked at other Bravo shows, or NY based reality shows to poach talent. I'd love to see Mica from Blood, Sweat and Heels for example as a new HW. She was interesting and always seemed like a better fit here than there since she's closer in age to the NYC girls. Tinsley and Jules before are just boring. They'd be fine as friends, but not as actual housewives. NYC needs to think outside the box when it comes to casting. They try to keep everything very vanilla which is limiting the shows potential. 

 

2 hours ago, Chris B said:

Keyna isn't my first choice, but I feel the crossovers are overdue with these franchises. I always wanted Jo to move from RHOC to RHONY now that she seems to be doing well in New York. They probably would never move Kenya since she's part of the "black" franchise, but I'd be interested in seeing how she interacts with the New York ladies and if it changes anything.

 

IA, NY is missing larger-than-life characters like Jill, Aviva and Heather (the latter as a balancing Alpha Female force) and is starting to atrophy a little. Dorinda is perfection, but Tinsley is... sigh. Her mom Dale is more interesting than her, because she has a touch of Patricia Altschul about her (if you've watched Southern Charm, you'll know who I'm talking about). Her line to Ramona ("Your hair is very stunning that way") was the best straight-faced lie I've ever heard! Ramona and Dale are basically peers in age, and just seeing Dale try not to stare at Ramona's humongous bazonkas was a thing of beauty. If they wanted to keep Dale but let Tinsley go live her life in Chicago, I might be ok with that.

 

Kenya could -- COULD! -- be that 'shot in the arm' NY needs. Mainly because she has a backbone and won't let herself be manipulated by Bethenny or Ramona. She would need to raise her game, because the NY cast are savvy, and some of the HWs are BSC and will eat you alive if you trip up. To paraphrase Nene, "dis ain't Phaedra Porsha!" That is, IF Bravo wants to do this. Which I don't think they do. They tend to like their shows um separated. I also think that Kenya is not beloved by Andy. He seems pissed the wedding happened off season, and the rumor is that her new husband does not want to be involved in filming. Which I totally understand, but it also cuts down on Kenya's ability to leverage her position.

 

Lastly, if she leaves Atlanta, it would be a loss to that franchise. It also likely would mean that Porsha has one more reprieve to stay on the show -- yet again.

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Ramona was on WWHL (with Jackie Hoffman aka Mamacita in Feud, who is AMAZING in every way and a RH fan). Ramona looked FANTASTIC, by far her best hair and make-up in over 3 years. She was also pretty lucid (for her) in explaining herself. 

 

 

 

 

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What NY needs is an authentic, larger than life, character...which means they need to bring back Jill. 

 

Bringing on Kenya or another HW transplant will not work because it will make the show even less organic than it already is...what made these shows great is the actual relationships between some cast members that preceded the show.

 

The reason Jules and Tinsley have failed is they're a solid generation, mentally, younger than the rest of the cast. They're not in the same time of life and therefore can't relate to the other women. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, DaytimeFan said:

What NY needs is an authentic, larger than life, character...which means they need to bring back Jill. 

 

Bringing on Kenya or another HW transplant will not work because it will make the show even less organic than it already is...what made these shows great is the actual relationships between some cast members that preceded the show.

 

The reason Jules and Tinsley have failed is they're a solid generation, mentally, younger than the rest of the cast. They're not in the same time of life and therefore can't relate to the other women. 

 

You make a good point about organic/authentic HW picks. There's a reason the same men (Harry, Tom) keep popping up in these women's lives -- because they all marinate in the same UES social circle. I never thought I would ever say this but Jill does need to come back. She was on WWHL last week with Luann and pretty much dominated the chat and questions. Andy seemed to have warmed to her again. She's made amends, she seems a bit more self-aware, and she is game to be on the show. If Bethenny leaves after this season (because Bethenny is the real stumbling point to Jill holding an apple -- she has not forgiven her for S3 and will absolutely refuse to film with her), I could well imagine Jill returning to mix it up with the cast. The history with Ramona and Jill alone (and Sonja. And even Dorinda!)...

 

Your point about their ages is a good one too. I like that Carole and Ramona are honest about their ages and the challenges facing a woman. On scripted TV and in film, most women over the age of 40 have been scrubbed from the canvas, so seeing real women talk and live this life (and it's a great life for the most part) is a real draw for me. As crazy as they are, there is something so real and dynamic and exciting about their experiences. It makes me less wary about growing older, too, lol.

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