Bravo has become synonymous with The Real Housewives franchise. The reality series has become a pop culture fix with numerous franchises running simultaneously on the cable network. One city that didn’t have a long life span was The Real Housewives of Miami, which only had three seasons in the books. Now, there are rumors that the reality series is getting a reboot and things are looking bright for the sunshine state.
How legit are the ‘RHOM’ rumors?
Rumors of RHOM returning for a fourth season have been going on since the show was canceled back in 2013. At the end of 2020, Andy Cohen sparked talks of a Miami comeback when he made an appearance on the Everything Iconic podcast. The executive producer said he was pitching a reboot for the reality series for the Peacock streaming network.
“I have really been trying to get Peacock to pick up Miami,” Cohen revealed. “Don’t know if I’m allowed to say this. I don’t know where we are with that. I have to say the fans of Miami are still very vocal, and so I’ve been an advocate for Peacock bringing back Miami.”
Cohen explained that Mama Elsa not appearing in season 3 affected the show’s rating more than they had realized.
“The problem with the third season was that the ratings were declining as it went on and they went down for the reunion, which is usually the opposite of what happens. I think that went into the decision to not pick it up,” Cohen added.
‘RHOM’ rumors heat up and Wendy Williams sparks interest
With Cohen throwing out in the universe that he was working on a RHOM revival, rumors started heating up in January 2021. A report from Page Six indicated that Bravo was in “preliminary conversations for a potential return.”
A source for the publication also revealed that the show would include former cast members and add names like Orianne Cevey, Phil Collins’ ex. There was also mention of interest to sign Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio as a full-time cast member.
When Wendy Williams made an appearance on the Cohen-hosted Watch What Happens Live, she wasted no time in throwing in her name to be featured on the show.
“I totally can have the in because I would immediately befriend Larsa Pippen,” Williams said, adding that she knows Pippen is interested in becoming a housewife. “Sign up Larsa Pippen, I’ve got the word on the inside that she wants to be a part. Sign up Mrs. Phil Collins, the ex who’s married to the young man, they both live in the mansion.”
Williams assured Cohen that she’s not interested in being a full-time housewife, but rather a “friend of.”
“Trust me, I definitely want to be just a ‘friend of’ because I don’t want to obligate myself to being there all the time,” Williams added. “And then come back and you ask me how my weekend is and I’m like, ‘Well, I was in Miami, let me tell you what I can say.”
After all the talk and rumors about RHOM, ET is now confirming that according to a source, “Bravo is already in the full swing of interviewing potential castmates to hire.”
There’s no word on what the timeframe will look like for season 4 of The Real Housewives of Miami.