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Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan Are Back! Get a First Look at Luann and Sonja: Welcome to Crappie Lake
The Real Housewives of New York City alums' new series premieres Sunday, July 9 on Bravo.
Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan are trading the Big Apple for small-town America as part of their brand-new series, Luann and Sonja: Welcome to Crappie Lake, premiering on July 9.
Fans of The Real Housewives of New York City will see the alums like never before as they make their return to TV by venturing to Benton, Illinois. And in case you're wondering how familiar Luann and Sonja are with the town, consider what the latter says in the above trailer: "What does anyone know about Benton?"
Fast-forward to their arrival, and it's clear that the duo will be getting to know a lot about Benton, from its famous "testicle festival" to the extremely hot temperatures. Luann and Sonja will also be familiarizing themselves with the locals, as they'll be working alongside them in an effort to revitalize Benton. And you better believe that the RHONY alums are determined to get results — so much so that when the trailer teases an unpromising progress update, they "pull out the big guns" and recruit none other than Paula Abdul for help.
Watch the trailer in-full above and read on for even more details about Luann and Sonja: Welcome to Crappie Lake.
When does Luann and Sonja: Welcome to Crappie Lake premiere?
Luann and Sonja: Welcome to Crappie Lake debuts with back-to-back half-hour episodes on Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The show will move into its regular timeslot on Sunday, July 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Episodes will be available to stream next day on Peacock.
What can fans expect on Luann and Sonja: Welcome to Crappie Lake?
In Benton, Illinois, the city council will surprise residents by inviting RHONY alums Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan to help spruce up their small town — which has a population just shy of 7,000 — that was devastated by the pandemic.
Described in a press release as "a fish-out-of-water experience for everyone involved, especially when the two Manhattanites check in to the local motel," Luann and Sonja: Welcome to Crappie Lake will see Benton's mayor putting Luann and Sonja to work. From building a new playground to revitalizing the local theater with a full-on variety show and creating connections with the locals along the way, Luann and Sonja will "use their ingenuity to help improve the surroundings and rally the town’s spirits."
The pair will remain out of their element even when they're not working, whether they're passing the time by searching for the famous crappie fish in the lake with their bare hands or going mudding with monster trucks.