Working overtime to promote the first season of the refreshed Real Housewives of New York City and boost its sagging viewership, the Bravo network has already begun publicizing the show’s upcoming reunion special, even though six more episodes of the show are still set to air, and the drama and intrigue among the group of six newbies has been minimal, especially compared to other Real Housewives franchises. While Bravo has assembled a multicultural cast with some fascinating backstories, the series has yet to truly connect with viewers. There are a number of possible reasons for the lack of interest in this rebooted version of the program, not the least of which is the network’s failure to capture the essence of New York City and the authentic lives of the featured Manhattanites. Still, Bravo is keen on letting viewers know who got placed where for the reunion, and the recently released seating chart raises a few eyebrows. Some of the show’s more interesting cast members got the dreaded “end of the couch” placements, while those who, for all intents and purposes, were far less compelling got the coveted cozy seats next to host and Housewives executive producer Andy Cohen. Here’s where the ladies of The Big Apple are sitting for the reality show reunion, and what it could mean:
The first RHONY reunion featuring the reboot’s cast will air soon, and fans have questions about the seating arrangement.