October 28, 2013 03:00 PM by Suzy Kerr
Ever wonder how the Housewives on The Real Housewives franchise land their dream jobs of drinking, shopping and fighting with other people for a living? Wonder no more, because series creator and Bravo boss Andy Cohen is spilling his casting secrets for the hit reality shows in a new video on his blog.
The hiring process starts with Andy and his team reviewing submissions to see who would be a good fit for The Real Housewives (i.e., who’s going to stir up the most drama). Decisions made on potential cast members rely a lot on these submissions; however, Andy, the production crew and other staff members also will occasionally go back and court former Housewives to gauge their interest in returning to the show. Andy says he never likes to see anyone go, and he’s always trying to get previous cast members to come back.
Take Lauri Waring-Peterson, for instance. Andy’s been pushing for the former Real Housewives of Orange County star to make a comeback on the show, but she ain’t having it. While Lauri put the kibosh on fully returning to the show, she did make an appearance as a part-time Housewife. No word on why Lauri wasn’t up to a full-time gig, but maybe she was busy bailing her son Josh out of jail or something.
But what about those former Housewives who are always rumored to be coming back, like Danielle Staub, who starred on seasons one and two of The Real Housewives of New Jersey? Andy didn’t name anyone specific, but he did point out that some people just shouldn’t be offered a second chance. He says he and his staff will talk it out, and if everyone thinks it’s a terrible idea to bring someone back, there’s no way it’s happening.
So what do you think about The Real Housewives of Wherever? Do Andy and his crew need to be a little pickier in their casting selections, or are they doing just fine as it is? Tell us in the comments!
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Topics: Bravo Reality TV Shows, The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives Of DC, The Real Housewives Of Miami, The Real Housewives Of New Jersey, The Real Housewives Of New York City, The Real Housewives Of Orange County |
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