The Real Housewives Of New York City Season 14 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

"The Real Housewives of New York City" has long been a fan favorite of the hit Bravo franchise. However, "RHONY" Season 13 was considered by many to be a low point in the show's history. As Bustle reported, problems with the season began early on in production, when filming was put on hold on several occasions due to the coronavirus pandemic. To make matters worse, cast members, including Ramona Singer (above), were met with a wave of backlash on social media due to their behavior on the show. 

If that wasn't bad enough, the reunion show special was also eventually cancelled, marking a first in "The Real Housewives" history. In a statement to Variety, a Bravo spokesperson confirmed in September 2021 that the "RHONY" Season 13 reunion would not be going ahead, citing "scheduling challenges" as the reason for the cancellation. "It's disappointing to not be able to bring the cast back together, but we are happy to have ended on such a high note with the finale, and are now shifting our focus to next season," the statement concluded.

However, the show's low ratings likely played a factor in the network's decision to pull the plug on the reunion, as the "RHONY" Season 13 finale only managed to draw in a total of 841,000 viewers. By comparison, the previous season's finale attracted more than 1.1 million viewers. Despite the poor reception, Bravo confirmed another season is in the pipeline. Here's everything to know about Season 14 of "The Real Housewives of New York City."

When will The Real Housewives of New York City season 14 be released?

According to The Cinemaholic, "The Real Housewives of New York City" Season 13 premiered back in May 2021 and wrapped up after 17 episodes in August 2021. As it stands, there has been no formal confirmation of the show's return, which has led to a lot of fan speculation surrounding the Season 14 premiere date. 

As The Daily Mail reported, Season 14 will eventually go into production. However, filming has been postponed from late 2021 to early 2022. This production schedule could indicate that the "RHONY" Season 14 premiere will arrive sometime between mid and late 2022, although nothing has been confirmed. 

Speaking to the outlet, multiple sources have claimed that Bravo and the production have been struggling to clean up the mess of Season 13. "All hell is breaking loose behind the scenes at the 'Real Housewives of New York.' While the cameras are down, the drama is continuing," according to an "insider" speaking "exclusively" to the Daily Mail. 

Who's in the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City season 14?

The smaller-than-usual cast of Season 13 included Luann de Lesseps (above, left), Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Leah McSweeney, and Eboni K. Williams, the latter of whom became the first Black housewife in "RHONY" history. As it stands, the official cast of Season 14 is yet to be announced. However, sources speaking to Us Weekly claimed that nobody in the cast is safe, adding, "producers don't like the chemistry between the cast — and are wondering if they should go out with the old and in with the new." Further solidifying rumors of a cast shakeup were comments made by the man behind "The Real Housewives" franchise Andy Cohen (above, right), who told Entertainment Tonight in August 2021 that "the show will continue to evolve."

During an interview with Jezebel, cast member McSweeney, who first joined the show back in Season 12, revealed that she doesn't "even know if I'm coming back for Season 14," adding that it appears that some fans "want OGs" while others "want new people." Another cast mate unsure of their Season 14 return is "RHONY" newbie Williams. Speaking to Variety, she explained that she won't consider returning to the hit reality show until "there's a renewal contract" on the table. 

What other details are known about Season 14?

Although no casting decisions have been revealed as of yet, some of the current "Real Housewives of New York City" cast have discussed which past housewives they would like to see return for Season 14. 

Speaking to Us Weekly in September 2021, veteran cast member Sonja Morgan revealed that she would like to see Tinsley Mortimer and Dorinda Medley make their "RHONY" return. "We definitely need more girls because we only have five," she added. 

Elsewhere, ex-cast mate Medley, who departed the series after Season 12, told Danny Pellegrino on his "Everything Iconic" podcast that she believe bringing back "the whole old crew" and some "new girls" would be a hit with viewers.

Speaking to Jezebel, Leah McSweeney (above) also disclosed that she would like to see Mortimer and "RHONY" OG Bethenny Frankel return for Season 14. However, Frankel dismissed any rumors that suggested she might return to the "Housewives" franchise for Season 14. "I haven't spoken to bravo since leaving & @Andy & I don't discuss rhony," she wrote on Twitter