Instead of introducing the new season of "The Real Housewives of New York City", it looks like Bravo TV is going to make some changes to the current line-up first. A casting call is issued while the negotiation with the six women in the second season is underway. This could only mean two things, either an additional cast or a replacement.
"Are you a woman living in one of the most exclusive areas of New York who has to juggle their career, home life, and a jam-packed social calendar full of charity fund-raising galas, Hampton parties and nights on the New York social scene?" the notice is read. "Casting producers are interested in meeting immediately!"
Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin have been regulars on the unscripted series since the beginning while Kelly Killoren Bensimon joined in the second season as the sixth housewife. Rumor has it, she is in the dangerous position from being evicted from the show due to her unpopularity among fans, and the fact that she doesn't get along with the other cast.
Before the season 2 finale, Jill suggested that Kelly is out of the show. "It's not that I think we should throw anybody off, it's just that I think if I were her, I would not do the show again," Jill told E! "I would go back to anonymity and spend the next year trying to repair my reputation. What's more important to her: her reputation or fame?"
Meanwhile, Bravo TV reps would not confirm the casting rumor but said that there could be changes in the 3rd season which may start shooting this summer. "We are always looking for new and interesting characters, and to keep the show fresh," a Bravo spokeswoman said. "There are so many stories to tell and we want to keep topping ourselves every season."
On related news, the network is also pushing the idea of another franchise possibly called "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and has released a casting call for socialites living near the neighborhood.