There's a reason why rumors are called "rumors."
Fans of “Real Housewives” shouldn’t think that any new towns will be added soon. On his SiriusXM show on Thursday, Andy Cohen denied that Bravo is working on new installments of the popular reality series.
There were rumors that “The Real Housewives of Las Vegas,” “Real Housewives of New Orleans,” and “Real Housewives of Scottsdale” were all on the way. When asked if new towns were being made, the 54-year-old said on Andy Cohen Live, “I mean, I think we’re good. We aren’t making any.”
Cohen, an executive producer on the “Housewives” series and hosts all of the show’s reunion episodes, was first inspired to debunk the theories when rumors spread that a Las Vegas installment would be revealed at the 2023 BravoCon in Sin City.
“Everyone is very excited about BravoCon in Las Vegas, and I’ve been getting a lot of questions about it. I just want to end something right now because an online rumor is spreading, and I need to stop it so we can move on,” Cohen said. There is a possibility that we will announce the Real Housewives of Las Vegas at BravoCon in Vegas. And I’m here to tell you that we’re not. We’re not at all.”
“Housewives of Vegas doesn’t exist. We are not making a Housewives of Vegas announcement. So just stop,” Cohen said next. “That’s not going to happen.”
He then said that “The Real Housewives of New Orleans” and “The Real Housewives of Scottsdale” won’t happen either. He told co-host John Hill that production companies often do hiring for female ensemble reality shows that people think are Housewives.
Cohen said, “There was a rumor about Real Housewives of New Orleans. I know that a production company we work with often was just in New Orleans, casting women to see if a show would be made there. I think they’re going to try to sell it to Bravo. This wasn’t something Bravo looked for.”
“A lot of the time, someone will DM me and say, ‘I know you’re doing Scottsdale. I want to be in the casting,” he went on. “Sometimes, production companies just look for women, not even at Bravo’s request, and then bring them to Bravo to try to sell the idea. So that’s my busting of a myth for today.”
In the US alone, there have been 11 episodes of Real Housewives. The Real Housewives of Orange County” was the first show in the franchise. It was followed by “The Real Housewives of New York City,” “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” “The Real Housewives of D.C.,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “The Real Housewives of Miami,” “The Real Housewives of Potomac,” “The Real Housewives of Dallas,” and just last June, “The Real Housewives of Dubai.
Only D.C. and Dallas are the ones that no longer have new shows. Miami stopped making episodes after its third season, but Peacock was returning for a fourth season in December 2021. It and the rest of season 5 are now available to watch.
The network said on Tuesday that this year’s BravoCon would be the first one to be held in Las Vegas. From Nov. 3-5, 2023, the fan gathering will be in Sin City, and the weekend center will be at Caesars Forum, where many Bravo superfans and Bravolebrities will gather for cast panels, exclusive announcements, and picture ops.
This is the first time BravoCon will be held somewhere other than New York City. The first was held in different places in New York City in November 2019, while the second was held at the Javits Center in October 2022.