BravoCon 2022: RHONY Season 14 Is Fully Cast, According To Producers

"The Real Housewives Of New York City" was one of the flagship programs on Bravo until the most recent thirteenth season. However, the entire season was plagued with multiple disasters leading to arguably the worst season in franchise history. Newcomer Eboni K. Williams joined the fray, and she was immediately met with resistance from longtime cast members of the show. In particular, Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps took issue with Williams using many of her scenes to educate them on behavior and Black culture (via Us Weekly). Not only did Williams not fit in with the group, but Leah McSweeney also had trouble during her second season on the show. Her outbursts of anger led to Heather Thomson leaving the show earlier than expected, and Thomson's fan-favorite status from the previous season dissipated almost altogether (via People).

The issues throughout the season led to a shocking decision by network executives, and for the first time in history, there was no reunion show for a "RHONY" season (via NBC News). With the season in shambles, the decision was made to put the show on pause for the time being. Eventually, news came to light that Bravo planned to split the show into two separate yet equally important programs (via Bravo).

One show would feature an all-new cast, and the other would be a legacy series featuring faces of "RHONY" past. There was no word about either for a long time, but thankfully BravoCon is bringing fans some much-needed updates about "RHONY."

Producers anticipate a 'bright' future for the show, despite past rumors

Leave it to BravoCon to make it nice for fans of "The Real Housewives of New York City." According to a reporter from The List, producer Lisa Shannon dropped significant bombshells about the future of "RHONY" at the "The real tea with Bravo producers: Ultimate Girls Trip" panel. Shannon revealed that the upcoming 14th season of "RHONY" is "fully cast," and the "future is very bright" for the show. This directly contradicts rumors circulating that the show was in shambles, with casting not getting off the ground.

Per NBC's "Today," another hot topic involving "RHONY" has been the choice to put long-time cast member Dorinda Medley "on pause." Medley was mocked on the most recent season of "Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip" for saying this, with cast members like Brandi Glanville urging her to admit she was fired. However, Medley received a semblance of vindication from producers, with Shannon saying, "I will verify the words 'on pause' were used." The wording teases the idea that Medley may be a part of either the "RHONY" reboot or, more likely, the Legacy series featuring multiple former Housewives.

No additional casting decisions have been made or announced yet, but with BravoCon taking place all weekend (via Variety), it's possible the "fully cast" reboot of "RHONY" will be announced. Also, Medley is in attendance for BravoCon, so it's possible she may comment on the producers saying she was genuinely "on pause."