Bravo ‘Housewife’ Friend Reveals That the Reunion Is an Audition for the Next Season

by Jeremy Spirogis
Dorinda Medley and Ramona Singer

How do Bravo producers decide which solid members will return for one more season of the Housewives?

Housewife friend and podcast host, David Yontef lately dished in regards to the position the season reunion performs in figuring out who comes again and who doesn’t. “When you go to the reunion, the reunion is not your closure for the season,” he mentioned throughout a current Patreon episode. “It is your audition for next season.”

Dorinda Medley and Ramona Singer
Dorinda Medley and Ramona Singer | Bravo Media

“The consumer of reality TV loves to see change from season to season,” he continued. “That is the only way to keep it interesting. When I say change, I don’t mean change in the cast, I mean change, personal growth, life evolution.”

Producers hope to see the present evolve and develop

Yontef shared that the present has to evolve with a purpose to transfer ahead. “If a Housewife was a demure wallflower that season, the viewer would like to see her get away of her shell the subsequent and are available with a bang,” he mentioned.

“If a Housewife had a very harsh season and was a terror, coming to the reunion to double down is the worst factor you could possibly do,” he continued. “It shows no personal growth like you sat there and watched yourself back all season and now are not sorry and have not changed?” 

“How much fun is that going to be for an audience to watch next season,” he questioned. “It will just be more of the same.” He added that different components past the reunion that come into play as as to whether or not a solid member will return.

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“Like there are things where it is clear,” he mentioned. “Leah [McSweeney from The Real Housewives of New York City] might have proven up on the reunion and wanting bringing a gun, she’s coming again. But the vast majority of folks go and it’s like that is your make or break [moment].”

The solid must work cohesively

Yontef went on to clarify what he thinks producers need. “Look I don’t work for Bravo and I’m not a producer, however the factor each Housewife ought to keep in mind is that is an ensemble present,” he mentioned. “The sum of the whole is greater than its parts.”

“Everyone retains asking me if Dorinda [Medley from The Real Housewives of New York City] was let go or left on her personal,” he remarked. “I’m not aware about that info. You must name Andy Cohen and the powers that be at Bravo. I do suppose although that any time a selected Housewife overpowers the present and it’s all about her, and I’m not saying this because it pertains to Dorinda, I’m saying this generally for any franchise, you’re in danger to be let go.”

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“I feel that could be a essential mistake that a whole lot of Housewives make,” he added. “You need to bring the drama and have opinions and something to say. But when you hijack the show so it’s about you all day, every day, and overpower it, you are too much drama, especially in the world we are living in now. It a red flag sign that you will probably be on the chopping block. That’s when it brings down the overall quality of the show and it goes from being fun and salacious to watch to this is kinda uncomfortable.” 

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