The Real Housewives franchise experienced major changes in the last year.
In an exclusive interview with ET, Andy revealed more updates within the franchise.
Regarding Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Andy said, “The reunion left off with the women who are remaining in quite a dramatic spot, where you don’t know what’s going to happen. So I’m glad that there are cameras on them now, because it’s already kicking off, there’s a lot going on and I’m glad we’re there shooting right now. We did something similar with Beverly Hills, where we started shooting the new season fairly soon after we shot the reunion and in a case like both of those, it really paid off.”
He also addressed the recent firing of Jennie Nguyen, who made derogatory posts against the Black Lives Matter movement. Many fans were angry Jen Shah was allowed to stay on after being accused of fraud.
“Listen, I think that we’re in a time where, we’re producing a show that is about outspoken, sometimes politically incorrect people who are speaking their mind and, you know, we have to be sensitive to issues of racism,” said Andy. “And we have to look out for everybody who is not only watching, but who are also on the show, and you know, look– there’s, every case is different, but we wanna do the right thing and it’s a work in progress.”
The host also discussed the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast shakeup and the return of Sherée Whitfield, saying, “I’m so excited, I love Sherée — I’m a huge Sherée fan from the beginning… She’s amazing and we’re about to wind down that season — and I don’t wanna give anything away — but I’m very excited about the finale that’s coming up.”
Andy also teased a reunion for Real Housewives of Miami, which was recently rebooted on Peacock.
“It’s a great season… I’m about to go back to my hotel and watch part 1 of the reunion, and it’s wonderful,” he said. “I think this was an amazing rebirth for Miami. I love the ladies, there’s so much drama, there’s so much lifestyle — they’re beautiful, they’re wealthy, and dramatic and funny, and I’m thrilled about this reset.”
He went on to say, “You know what I loved about the reunion? They sorted through a lot of their issues… There was a lot of drama but it was, there was not a lot of like screaming. It was a pleasurable day for me, I really enjoyed it, and I learned a lot about all the women. I loved it.”
Right now, the host is also enjoying the “renaissance” of Real Housewives of Orange County. He discussed his recent arguments with alum Kelly Dodd, who slammed the new season’s ratings. “I kind of love it,” he said. “A lot of the former Housewives are watching the show and commenting on it, and you know, listen — it gets people talking, and good if she wants to watch the show and comment on it, more power to her.”
Andy also addressed a rumor of Tamra Judge‘s potential return on RHOC: “I mean, what we’re focusing on is Ultimate Girls Trip season two, which she’s a part of, and so that’s what I’m really looking at with Tamra.”
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