The Real Housewives of New York City will be on the air for the forseeable future after settling a recent contract dispute with the Bravo network.
The feud was short lived (24 hours) but was apparently plenty real and as nasty as you would expect a reality television show battle to be in this day and age. Reports indicate that Ramona Singer was the first of the group to sign a new deal and that led to a bit of a domino effect with the rest of the cast.
The Real Housewives of New York City fight started because different cast members were offered different amounts of money based on how long they had been with the series.
It appears that no one was actually happy with the money that was being offered. Production for the sixth season was supposed to begin at the end of last week but none of the members of the cast showed up for their first day of work.
While the holdout wasn’t all that long in retrospect, the dispute was plenty public. Carole Radziwill took to Twitter to voice her displeasure at the way the network was treating her.
She also managed to get a shot in at some of her former romantic partners saying “I still haven’t decided. Payscale is ridix + it irks me to be given ultimatums.Just ask my last 5 boyfriends.”
If the payscale was through to be ridiculous by some members of the cast, it appears that the scale was adjusted enough to be something everyone could learn to live with in the end.
I still haven’t decided. Payscale is ridix + it irks me to be given ultimatums.Just ask my last 5 boyfriends.:) What about you? Irksome?
— Carole Radziwill (@CaroleRadziwill) May 10, 2013
Whether talking about the New Jersey, the Orange County, the NYC or the Atlanta versions of this particular show, Bravo has clearly made a ton of money off the Housewives.
It was in the network’s best interests to get the Real Housewives of New York City back under contract.