Now you see what I meant when I said that reunion was intense and aggressive, right? We ran a marathon yesterday of past RHONY reunions -- each in their time I thought had been so balls to the wall until the next came along, but wow. I don't think it was even the tone that was so surprising last night as much as the fact that the women all were on their own frequency, talking as though no one else was in the room and deaf to other voices. So I lost it, as I showed on WWHL and will post below. I hate it that I raised my voice to the women because I like and respect them, but I had to quiet them down.
Neil Patrick Harris was phenomenal last night; I just loved him as a guest and thought he was hilarious and fun and a great antidote to the madness! And what can't he do!?! He aced four out of four tasks from the Neil Wheel! He thinks we should recast all the NYC Housewives, and so I am getting plenty of tweets about that from all over the map.
I'm psyched to keep this conversation going on Thursday with Ramona and Denise Richards....
Here's me losing it:
You are normally so patient, but I can see why you lost it on these 'ladies' - I hope the rumors are true and you're scrapping this entire cast!
I am the biggest Bravo fan (many have called me a Bravo whore) but I think I may be done with all the Housewives. My ears are still ringing from the reunion last night. None of the women were likable- glad you told them to STFU. I definitely think you should start from scratch and get a whole new cast- they probably won't be speaking to each other anyway. To be totally honest, all the Housewives go off the rails after the first season- it's hard to re-capture the magic once they all became fame-stricken. To use Kelly-speak, it's all very inauthentic! In the mean time, I'll await the return of Top Chef, Bethanny, Rachel Zoe, etc. RE-CAST!!!!
I woke up this morning, for the 1st time in my life, being embarrassed that I am a woman. Those women were awful last night, and it is safe to say that I will not watch anything that those brunettes are in again. They were allowed to continue to "bully" Alex, by constantly telling her she doesn't matter, and to shut up, and she's an idiot....and so on, and so on.....embarrassing! LuAnne needs to re-read her book.....embarrassing that I ever watched this show. Please recast all those on that couch to your right....Thanks!
I think you should let NPH hand pick the next cast for RHONY. There's nothing he can't do! Or maybe let the fans vote. I started watching housewives because it was fun. Now some of them are just plain mean and nasty and are bad role models for other women. I'm sure New York is full of smart, sexy, fun women that could contribute more than a few snarky comments and eye rolling to TV.
As a suburban soccer mom who has been watching the Real Housewives franchises since day one, I am starting to lose interest. I started to watch as a diversion from my middle class life of soccer games. Girl Scouts meetings and helping my 3 kids with homework. I liked the idea of watching wealthy women and how different and exciting their lives could be. I enjoyed seeing the homes in the Hamptons, the shopping trips and the lavish lifestyles. Now it seems as if all the women are forced into social situations as a group in order to create drama which only seems to make for better ratings because of the fighting. The Reunion special last night was appalling and I would think that the women must be completely mortified by their behavior. Real women do not act like this and should support and help one another. Please reevaluate the concept of the show and why you developed it in the first place.
I have been a faithful viewer of RHONY for 4 seasons, but can NOT watch another season like this one. Painful. At this point, all they are doing is posturing. It's actually uncomfortable to watch.
Hey Andy, I don't blame you for yelling at the women. It was so hard to watch. Some of them are so childish. Name calling? Really?
I agree with Neil. Please recast. The bickering on all these shows is getting old.
Andy, I'm not really sure why you keep plugging your "losing it" moment with the housewives. It makes me uncomfortable and you shouldn't be proud of it. It is very rude to tell someone to shut-up. You are the host, the master of ceremony, a gentlemen among women, but you had lost all this when you yelled to shut-up. I am disspointed because I always thought you were cheeky, sarcastic, but now I am seeing you are disrepectful. There is a way to treat/ control these dramatic women, but it is definetly not being disrespectful, borderline verbally abusive. In my home, 'shut-up' is like saying ''F- you', and is totally not allowed. You have to learn to control yourself and learn to control dramatic emotional situations on your hosted show. You lost some credibility in my eyes and I just hope you can regain it and set an example for other hosts and men watching.
I think NPH was right, you should bring on a whole new cast for NYC next year. These ladies have worn out their welcome!
Housewives behavior last night was deplorable! I agree with Neil Patrick Harris: get rid of all of them and start over. Never have I seen a more immature, narcissistic group of women. After a whole season of constant bickering and last night's spectacle, I am done with this show!
I've been a fan of the NYC cast from the start. Didn't watch it consistently this season primarily because I was turned off by the tantrums last season. Was able to catch up during the "marathons". I have to say they all (even my fav Cindy) were R.I.D.I.C.U.L.O.U.S. last night. What a bunch of spoiled brats.
I'm only surprised that it took you so long to tell them to Shut the F*** up.
I completely agree with NPH. Recast the whole damn show!
BTW LOVED him last night. Please, please, please have him back!!!!!
Andy - NPH was so right. Recast everyone! These women are an embarrasement to women, New York, and Bravo.
I agree with NPH, find all new NYC Housewives. They were unbearable last night and totally unwatchable. Jill was way out of line for calling Alex a f'ing b during the show too.
NPH had the best ever suggestion, get rid of this group of Real (?) Housewives of NY and find a richer group Real Houswives of NY. I'am so over the fighting. For Real!
This reunion was an absolute train wreck. The best part was you telling them to shut the f up!!!!!! I'm so happy that Bethenny has moved on and even happier that she has done so well for herself.
Please replace them all!!!!! I am going to stop watching if something doesn't change. They are too comfy! Get rid of them!
Yes Andy, you should absolutely get a new cast for the New York housewives, i am just one person but i will definately not be watching another season with the current cast, they just have nothing to offer the viewers any more. Lets be honest, a little drama is always good, but when the whole show is about fighting it looses its appeal, and honestly this was the most boring season ever, i think i only watched four episodes and i just read recaps on another blog, Please PLEASE Andy re-cast :-).
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE recast the show! I think that would be very exciting and FRESH! Also, love you! WWHL is always so fun and entertaining - and you always manage to be your authentic self no matter who is in the chair opposite of you. That is a great quality to have. P.S. - NPH might be my fave guest ever. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
I am not normally a Neal Patrick Harris fan but I am now that he said "Dump all the RHONY and start over." Woke me up in the chair. HA! Truly this showis borderline bullying and how can we tell our kids not to fight when these ladies are being rewarded for bad behavior. And maybe we need to switch up the seating in the breaks the drawing of two sides against one another was alot. That whose side are you on mentality has got to stop. If they are paid to play along...get along.
I agree with NHP, it's time to re-cast all NYC housewives. Time for newbies. If you are to keep anyone, keep Sonja and Jill.
Andy, Love you and you're the reason these amazing shows are on the air but NPH is right. I think you need to instill a "3 and out" policy with the Housewives franchise---three seasons and done, start with a new cast. By the third season, these women are under the impression that they're huge celebrities and if some of them have something of substance to offer audiences (Bethenny Frenkel), then they can go off to their own spin-offs. But this past reunion was just like the entire season---mean, hypocritical, spiteful, delusional, and quite frankly, the reason other countries hate us. But Andy, I have faith in you---restore the Housewives franchise back to its former glory! You can do it! I'm available for any further comments & suggestions, should you need them.
Andy! I used to love the RH of Any City! But lately all the ladies do is fight, specifically OC and NYC, and the shine has worn off the show, can we please get back to "old school" housewives?
Andy, You are so fun to watch! I never miss WWHL and last night was the best with NPH, he's amazing! I just wanted to comment about the NY Reunion...What a joke! I watch those ladies every season and after last night I am totally done. The only way I will watch the Housewive's of NY ever again is if Bravo recasts and gets new ladies on there. The are so disrespectful to you and each other, and honestly they are down right mean!
Andy please change the cast of RHONY. I can't bear to watch anymore. I enjoyed the show the first season but it's gone downhill ever since.
Absolutely loooove you!!!! You are so adorable. Don't worry about your outburst at the reunion - looks like that was the only thing you could do - short of pulling a fire alarm. Real ladies wouldn't have behaved that way.
Also, so happy to see more footage of you on the Bravo commericals. There wasn't enough of you in the first one. The idea of using people from the shows was brilliant. So much fun to watch!
I think you should re-cast NY & OC! In fact, I think you should recast every season, every show. It's best when it's a window into the lives of the rich, but now it's really just about the cat-fighting... So boring! And why call it "Housewives" when most aren't even married?! Not that it matters, but just wondering?
Your great! You handle all the housewives with grace and your sooooooo funny on top of it all. I also love Neil but replace the housewives??? just the brownies would be fine. I cant make up my mind who is worse. Off topic replace kathy from nj. stay fun....
Please, please, please Andy. As much as I love Alex and Sonja, NPH was totally right! I think New York needs a whole new cast. I'm all for having girlfriends and defending your friends, but they are all so predictable and boring now. Every single one of them.
I agree with NPH...recast RHONY. It is time for some fresh people. The tone of the show has taken a really negative spin, and I think a new cast would be great.
Andy, the interface to send an email to you doesn't work! I couldn't vote to indicate who was my favorite RHONYC last evening because I don't text nor having texting service on my cell phone. I truly would like to indicate to you that Cindy is my favorite housewife this year. Perhaps you'd consider ditching all the other housewives of this series because, except for Alex, they are so rude, arrogant and haughty to one another. Alex is not that, but now she seems to feel the need to interrupt constantly. Give me Cindy any day. I'd love to know here better.
First let me say, Mazel to you on trying to maintain the reigns throughout the whole reunion. Yes, it was rather volitaile. However, I have come to appreciate and love most of these women since season one. It would be a shame to see them go by the wayside.
My heart really goes out to Jill. After rewatching the episodes, she really has tried. I think Alex butts in waayy too much and Ramona has been very hypocritical all season long.
I have a great idea. Why not bring Caroline in and have her give them advice. She may not have her Phd but she should! Keep up the fantastic WWHL-the shows get better every week! Lots of love to you!
Mazel to you and your attempt and trying to reign these ladies in. However, I have to say that if you scrapped them all I would be so sad. I feel like I have gotten to know them all so well for so many years.
I was really stunned to learn that Alex was my age-she seems so much older. Not in a bad way. I also have to say that watching the marathon these last few days-you can see that Jill really has tried and come such a long way. She has made so many efforts. I feel that Ramona is a hypocrite, and Alex butts in waaay too much. I think you should bring Caroline Manzo in to straighten all of these ladies out-she may not have a Phd but she is fabulous at calling people out on their BS-Caroline could save the day!
And I blame you for my lack of sleep because even though I DVR'd it-I stay up to watch WWHL-it is hilarious-makes me laugh every week-out loud. And NPH was awesome!
Keep up all that you do-you definitely don't get enough credit, you make me laugh every week-and raising two kids, and working every day-I need that.
Yes! That would be soooo refreshing! Get a new cast of NYC! We need a refreshing change! And Oh, what a surprise that would be for these women!! LOVE IT!!! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!
Andy, you are great. You have built a tremendously entertaining franchise with the Housewives, but it's time to spruce up. Your face last night when NPH suggested you cast new housewives says it all. If these women could look beyond their egos and greed, they should recognize that it's time to walk away. With the exception of Sonja, their behavior at the reunion was truly embarrassing. How dare they call themselves socialites? I stopped watching and came back for WWHL. I look forward to new seasons with new faces.
PLEASE recast the RHONYC! This season was SOOOO boring. Then the reunion was just yelling. The problem with these ladies is that none of them (maybe Sonja) is really interesting or likable.
ughhh...totally can't blame you for losing your cool, Andy....these ladies acted atrocious, all of them! I seriously felt stressed from watching them go back and forth! There should have been a drinking game to the reunion where the viewers took a swig each time a housewife talked over another! You should seriously consider them all for Jackhole of the Week!!
NPH was amaaaazing!!! Loved him!!
I have a suggestion for the reunions after getting over my headache from last night. I don't know if this was a worse reunion than the Miami one, but its pretty close with all the "f" bombs being hauled out, and the constant talking over everyone.
How about the production crew have a mute button on the mikes for when they talk over each other. It would be hilarious to see their mouths moving and not have to listen to them. Try it, it might be great!!!
Rhony as it is now is a train wreck. Please recast the Entire cast with women who want to have some fun and not just scream at each other.
I hate to say it but Neil Patrick Harris is right. It's time for the NY Housewives to go. I think they all need some therapy!! Yikes!! I know for a fact that NY women are not that insane. I think you need to recast.... if not recasting but removing all together. These women should not be on this show as the show provides A LOT of opportunities if you can't speak or are disrespectful how can you be a represent Bravo properly....
I agree with NPH!! After what I saw last night, I think the current RHONY cast as run.their.course. They have nothing left to contribute except petty bickering. I like them all individually some of the time but I don't like where they're headed. Maybe a fresh cast will be a breath of fresh air!
Andy I love you and Neil. I think you should replace the NYC ladies because they are to much. I use to love them but now its just nonsence going on. I cant stand them. I didnt even watch the whole season because these ladies are just to much. Im 18 and I act way more mature than all of them. And I love the whay you told the ladies to shutup that was hilarious. Lets hope next week reunion is better but I doubt it.
Could not agree more with NPH's comments!! Scrap the whole cast and start fresh with women who have more to do than start nonsensical, ridiculous fights with one another. Time to showcase women in a positive light - women who build each other up and make a positive contribution to their communities rather than petty, immature women who tear each other apart.