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Why was 'Real Housewives of New York City' pushed back? Andy Cohen says it's 'no conspiracy'

February 4, 2011 |  1:51 pm

Rhny The announcement of the upcoming premiere of the “Real Housewives of Miami” on Thursday also coincided with news that the "Housewives" installment expected to return this month -- "Real Housewives of New York City" -- has been pushed back to a nebulous starting date “later this spring.”

How could this be?

Rumors immediately began brewing on the Web that the series (which was slated to air Feb. 15) lacked enough drama, although that seems hard to believe after the delusions and breakdowns and “Money Can’t Buy You Class” hit singles that were conceived in New York’s last season.

According to Bravo, however, it’s just a scheduling change. Nothing more. Filming concluded weeks ago, and reshoots -- which others have reported -- aren’t planned.

“No conspiracy here, folks,” said Andy Cohen, executive vice president of original programming and development for Bravo. “We have an embarrassment of riches with Miami and New York, and can assure you that the Real Housewives of NYC will be well worth the wait, and the Real Housewives of Miami is hot, hot, hot.”

Alex McCord, one of the New York wives, tweeted that this season was anything but boring: “good things come to those who wait and this season is our best yet,” she wrote. And she also told the New York Observer that, in filming this season, the cast got to know each other better and that will come through in the show. "One of the fantastic things is that we all know each other. We have gone deeper with each other than ever before."


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-- Rick Rojas

Photo: Ramona Singer, Mario Singer, Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen at New York's Pierre Hotel in October 2010. Credit: Jason DeCrow/AP.