RHONY Legacy Cast Rumors: How Fans Are Reacting
It has been rumored that The Real Housewives of New York City's Legacy series has been cast, and fans are sharing their reactions. Bravo decided to change some major things about RHONY after the 13th season was so problematic. Leah McSweeney and Eboni K. Williams were disliked by many fans. Some viewers complained that Eboni preached too much about race and politics, while others complained that Leah did not add enough to the show. When Ramona Singer went out maskless during the COVID-19 pandemic and flew to Florida during the lockdown, she received backlash as well.
The cancellation of the reunion was disappointing to fans, despite RHONY season 13's bad ratings. Ramona was rumored to have made a racist comment regarding Eboni, and the network launched an investigation. After the low ratings in season 13, Bravo deemed it too late to film a reunion with Ramona. After the cancellation, Bravo announced that RHONY would take a hiatus. After that, producer Andy Cohen announced they would recast the show and create a separate RHONY Legacy show with the original housewives.
The Legacy series has been eagerly awaited by RHONY fans. Reddit user u/radickalmagickal posted a screenshot of a Twitter fan page stating that the rumored cast members were Dorinda Medley, Jill Zarin, Tinsley Mortimer, Sonja Morgan, and Luann de Lesseps, and Kelly Bensimon. Kelly's alleged casting caused strong reactions among many. "If Kelly Bension is on, I'm gonna go play in traffic." Reddit user g0uchp0tat0 also said, "I'm not watching the Kelly Benson." Sorry, but I can't deal with the irrational rage and frustration that she generates in me.
I don't find her endearing in any way. She's stupid, obnoxious, and arrogant. RHONY fans had plenty to say about the rumored cast, including the most delusional housewife ever. It was claimed by one RHONY fan that the Legacy cast rumors were false, and if they were true, many were relieved. The news that Dorinda may be cast on Legacy horrified some viewers. On Reddit, a fan wrote, "Yeah, I don't think I can watch another whole season of her after UGT."
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Dorinda, who hosted The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip season 2 at her Blue Stone Manor home, has been criticized by fans for being bossy and starting fights with most of the ladies. As Reddit user almighty put it, "Honestly after UGT, I'd hate to continue enabling and giving Dorinda a platform to continue being a horrible human being, like it's not even fun to watch." The RHONY Legacy series has not been officially announced by Bravo or Peacock, so fans may be starting rumors to generate buzz.
The cast has been shared by many fans, and Ramona was not on anyone's list. During season 13, Leah was unpopular with fans as she was only on for two seasons. However, Leah will appear in season 3 of RHUGT. They are currently filming their Simple Life-based spinoff show in Illinois, which is a fan favorite. Real Housewives of New York City fans are eagerly awaiting more information about Legacy, as Bravo is focusing on the reboot first.