The Real Housewives of New York City as we know them may soon be no more.
According to network insiders, Bravo thinks the current cast is too poor - no, seriously, too poor - and wants to "replicate" the mega-wealthy cast of its Beverly Hills franchise.
"They want an entirely new cast," a source tells The New York Post. "They want rich, rich women, like Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammer, dripping in glamour and $10 million penthouses. And they don't want to fake it. They are discreetly reaching out to women who fit the bill."
The Real Housewives of New York City premiered its new season on April 7 and has been garnering decent ratings. But the first season finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was the highest rated finale of any in the franchise's history.
In response to this rumor, a Bravo rep simply said: "We are always casting for new housewives in every city."