EXCLUSIVE: New Direction For Bravo To Spell End Of Housewives
There’s been a lot of exclusive news arising from the Housewives world recently that The Dirty has been bringing you, including the return of the mellow Lydia McLaughlin to The Real Housewives of Orange County and a potential less drama-filled Real Housewives of New Jersey on the horizon. Could these two stories actually be spelling out a doomed fate for the Housewives franchise?
According to an insider who exclusively talked to The Dirty, they dished that “Bravo is looking to go in a new direction. They don’t want the nasty drama that has been at the forefront of their shows lately.”
“If you remember,” they continued, “the Real Housewives began as a peek into rich people’s lives. It wasn’t what it’s become, which is a vicious show about women taking each other down. Bravo is looking to do a ‘return to its roots’ of sorts, and make ‘nicer TV.'”
Our source added that, “Sadly, the ‘Housewives’ franchises’s ratings are driven from drama. This is a clear fact, as the episodes with the most drama always tend to command the highest ratings. If Bravo goes in this new direction, we may be seeing the beginning of the end for the Housewives shows.”
We, for one, are in total agreement that the Housewives shows are at their best when there’s heavy drama. Take the reunions, for example. Lots of people tune into them to see the women take on each other once they’ve seen the entire season themselves, and things generally turn more vicious than ever.
If Housewives returns to a tamer format, it certainly won’t be as interesting, and we have a feeling many viewers will be looking elsewhere for their dramatic reality fix.