Photo: Marysol Patton, Lea Black & Audriana Moura
As fellow real housewives have proven time and time again, they won’t go away without a fight. After the first season of The Real Housewives of Miami debuted with less than stellar ratings and Bravo cut the season short after much criticism and poor viewer feedback, it seemed like this particular group of women would go into the Bravo vault along with The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. never to be seen or heard from again.
But Bravo has never made any statement on what the future of the show would be and the show was never officially canceled by the network. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Bravo has renewed the series for a second season with three of the six original cast members returning to the show. Marysol Patton, Lea Black and Audriana de Moura will return for the new season while Larsa Pippen, Cristy Rice and Alexia Echevarria will just have to watch with everyone else.
“The Real Housewives of Miami follows a group of the most beautiful, connected and influential women in town who work hard and play harder,” said Bravo in a press release. “This season will give viewers an inside look at these aspirational women as they juggle family, work and the fabulous social scene in a city where the ooh is spicy, and the drama is even spicier.”
BuddyTv.com reported that besides Bravo’s guarantee to give the show a “relaunch worthy of the other series in the franchise,” RHOM will also get a new production company that has had success with other Bravo shows, including Real Housewives of Atlanta, New York and New Jersey, as well as Real Housewives spinoff Bethany Ever After.
Part of the reason the Miami season didn’t have any initial success could be due to the fact that the women were originally cast for a show about the Miami social scene. It was only after filming that Bravo decided to turn the show into a Real Housewives show.
There is no news as of yet on who the new cast members will be or how many new women will be added to the cast. But with nearly every other offshoot of the series increasing in viewership, this just might be the right time to strike.