Bethenny Frankel isn’t too thrilled with Bravo rebooting ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ and giving former cast members a spinoff.
via Page Six:
Frankel, 51, posted a video to TikTok Thursday with the caption, “My thoughts on the #RHONY reboot…” and mouthed over audio that stated, “It’s a long story, and it’s very f–king boring.”
She added, “Jesus. Like, f–k.”
In the clip, the “RHONY” alum wore a fuzzy blue jacket, jeans, a light pink top and hot pink heels and accessorized with pearl necklaces as she lounged on a couch while holding a cocktail and flipping through a book about Barbie.
Several of Frankel’s fans flooded the comments section to weigh in on her hot take, with some remaining hopeful that she will make a return to the reality show.
“Of coirse [sic] she’s the #1 ranked housewife! RHONY was nothing until Bethenny. Don’t say that to Ramona [Singer] tho. Her head might explode!” one person wrote, referring to E! News’ ranking of “Real Housewives.”
“PLEASE COME BACK QUEEN,” a second fan begged.
“Bethenny you KNOW you’re coming back for the RHONY all stars show. we all do,” another wrote, to which Frankel coyly responded, “Oh yeah?”
“It won’t be the same without you but I’m loving seeing you in this post housewives era!!” a fourth person added, with Frankel simply writing back, “YES.”
“B DROPPED SOME TEAAAA,” one more commented, with Frankel replying, “Never.”
Andy Cohen announced Wednesday that “RHONY” will be making its return to Bravo with two different series: one with a new lineup of cast members and another based around formerBig Apple-based stars.
“We’ve spent a lot of time figuring out where to go. And the plan that we’ve come up with, I think, is a real gift to the fans,” the executive producer, 53, told Variety.
He added, “There are thousands of stories to tell here. This is the most multicultural, diverse and energetic and exciting city in America. We are searching for a multicultural group of friends who really best reflect the most exciting city in the country. We’re looking for a group of women who are real friends and who are of diverse backgrounds, races and religions.”
The network is still casting for both series, though Cohen admitted he knows whom he wants back of the former cast members.
“We’re totally revitalizing ‘RHONY’ with the energy and spirit of the city of New York and bringing it up to date while also giving the fans the gift of being able to visit with their old friends,” he teased.
“RHONY” alum Jill Zarin has already expressed interest in returning, suggesting on Instagram Thursday that she wanted Cohen to give her a call.
Dorinda Medley also teased her future on the franchise, exclusively telling Page Six, “I’m always open to it, and I enjoyed doing it. … I’m a good ‘Housewife.’”
Frankel likely will not make a return, however, as Cohen himself admitted he “can’t imagine” she would be interested considering she moved out of the city. That said, he would “never turn down the conversation” with her.
Frankel helped launch “RHONY” in 2008, starring in Seasons 1 to 3. She then rejoined for Season 7 and left again after 11.
She has a lot of opinions about a show she quit — twice.