The Real Reason Real Housewives Of Miami Was Cancelled

It's been a while since The Real Housewives of Miami went off the air, but a lot of people are still wishing that the show had been as long-lasting as other Real Housewives franchises such as The Real Housewives of New York and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The show went off the air after just three seasons in November 2013 (per Reality Blurb) but fans still want to see the show come back. Will we ever get a fourth season of The Real Housewives of Miami? And why was the show cancelled in the first place if it was so popular?

The Real Housewives of Miami is off the air for good

According to executive producer Andy Cohen, there were a couple of pretty big reasons that the show was cancelled. "People ask me about Miami all the time and say will you ever bring it back?" he revealed in an Instagram Story (via Instagram fan page @realhousewivesfranchise). "The reason that we let it go was, I remember the ratings went down toward the end of the season. Which never happens. Like it went down for the reunion, and if it's going down toward the end that's just never a good sign. But anyway, I hear your love all the time and really appreciate the show and the women."

Andy revealed that another major reason the show was cancelled was because one of its biggest draws, cast member Marysol Patton's mother, Mama Elsa, "got sick and dropped out" which was "a big hit for the show." Andy added, "It just ended."

Andy previously said on Twitter that the odds of The Real Housewives of Miami getting a reboot are "low." While TMZ reported in 2017 that Bravo was looking at starting another Real Housewives franchise in Florida, nothing ever came of it. It looks like fans won't be tuning in to any Real Housewives drama in the Sunshine State any time soon unless current Real Housewives head there for a cast vacation.

The Real Housewives of Miami's Mama Elsa was a fan favorite

Mama Elsa (real name Elsa Patton) was a beloved fixture on The Real Housewives of Miami. She was known for dishing out spiritual guidance, calling herself a "seer." Mama Elsa was so popular that she landed her own spin-off web series, Havana Elsa.

While the show coming back might have been possible if Mama Elsa signed on for the ride, she tragically passed away in 2019 at the age of 84. Andy Cohen paid tribute to the icon on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen (per the South Florida Sun Sentinel). "Throughout the history of The Real Housewives, we have met many friends and relatives of the wives but rarely has someone's spirit, humor and wisdom made such an indelible impression as Elsa's did," he said on the show.

This Real Housewives of Miami cast member wants a reboot

It isn't only fans who want to see The Real Housewives of Miami come back on the air. In 2019, RHOM cast member Lisa Hochstein spoke to Page Six concerning her feelings about a potential reboot. Lisa revealed that she and her former co-stars, Alexia Echeverria, Marysol Patton and Adriana de Moura "have remained super close like sisters."

"Who wouldn't be interested in a ["RHOM"] reboot?" she asked.

The year before, Adriana, Alexia, and Lisa had a mini reunion, gathering at a private dinner hosted by Lisa to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida (per Bravo's The Daily Dish).

This is why Lea Black thinks The Real Housewives of Miami was cancelled

RHOM star Lea Black hasn't made a secret of the fact that she was less than pleased with the show's cancellation. In a 2016 episode of her YouTube show, Lunch With Lea, she revealed what she thinks went wrong with the show that it didn't end up as successful as other franchises. "Because I'm respectful of Bravo and respectful of the network, I don't want to speak on their behalf. ...So I always say, you know, 'Always leave them wanting more!' or, 'Well I don't know, did the fat lady sing?'" she said. "And I just try to sidestep the question because I don't think it's my place to say anything but now that it's been announced that the show was not coming back because [Andy Cohen] said 'It just didn't work out.'"

Lea revealed that the reason the show "didn't work out" was on Bravo. When the show began filming, it was supposed to be called Miami Social Club, which Distractify called "a restructuring of Miami Social." After filming was completed, however, Bravo decided to turn the show into a Real Housewives franchise.

"I always feel like Miami didn't have its own identity," said Lea.