Andy Cohen Claps Back At Reports Claiming ‘RHONY Legacy’ Is ‘Dead’: ‘Don’t Believe’ It
Andy Cohen shot back at a report that claimed Bravo ‘rescinded its offers’ to the ‘RHONY’ alums who were contacted about starring in the highly-anticipated ‘legacy’ show.
Source link Media mogul Andy Cohen recently took to his social media accounts to clap back at reports suggesting the “Real Housewives of New York” franchise could be considered “dead.”
The 54-year-old Bravo executive producer reacted to claims made by retired cast member Aviva Drescher, who took to her Twitter account to state that due to the sheer turnover rate of the show, the “supportive vibes” of the series were gone, leaving nothing but the “ghost of housewives past.”
In response to the statement, Cohen took to the comments section of Drescher’s tweet to set the record straight.
“Please don’t believe everything you read @AvivaDrescher,” he wrote. “The #RHONY legacy remains very much alive and we have an incredible dynamic group of women.”
Since its launch in 2008, the series has had many cast changes, with a range of high-powered New York women gracing the show throughout its run. However, in an effort to revive its declining ratings, the show opted for an entirely new cast for its current twelfth season.
This decision appears to have backfired amongst longtime fans, with many viewers saying they are boycotting the show due to its lack of familiar faces.
Some viewers have also called out certain cast members for lacking the same firebrand personalities that helped the franchise stand out in the first place.
The show, which initially achieved much acclaim when it premiered more than a decade ago, has recently been experiencing a subtle slide in its ratings with this installment focusing more on “millennial” situations and struggles, leaving older viewers disconnected.
Despite Cohen’s protests and attempt to breathe life back into the series, only time will tell whether the “Real Housewives of New York” can ever return to its former glory.