Bethenny Frankel To Return For Another Season of RHONY, Dorinda Medley and Kristen Taekman May Not

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Looks like the B is back and ready for yet another season of the Real Housewives of New York City according to Radar Online. Bravo has already offered a contract to Bethenny Frankel to sign on for another season of the show and she has accepted the offer. The site is also claiming that newcomer Dorinda Medley will not be asked for another season along with Kristen Taekman.

A source revealed, “Bethenny has already been asked to come back, and she has accepted. It was in her contract that if Bravo made the offer, that she would accept.” They continued, “The fact is, Bethenny loves being on television. Producers are hoping next season Bethenny will let her guard down even more and fight with the other ladies.”

So what is the offer Bethenny is getting? The Skinnygirl mogul supposedly made $1 million for filming this current season but the source said, “Bethenny will probably want close to $2 million, while Bravo would offer no more than $1.5 million. RHONY just isn’t as popular as the Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Bethenny just doesn’t have the clout she once did.”

As for Dorinda Medley, the source is claiming that is not the cast. “Viewers just didn’t respond to her at all. Droned didn’t bring anything to the show. She was just boring!” They are also claiming that Kristen Takeman will get cut as well for the same reasons.

Shooting for the show’s next season is scheduled for fall, and the producers are supposedly looking for “two new sexy ladies that will add to the dynamic of the current group. The need to shake things up.” The source concluded.

What do you guys think? Should Dorinda and Kristen get to leave and Bethenny stay? Sound off in the comment section below!

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  • Anonymous

    Where the heck does bravo get these people? dorido is a sloppy, messy fat chasing drunk—

  • sidewinderVX

    So it was in her contract that if they offered her another year she’d have to take it… So they’ve offered another year and she’s accepted, if it was in her contract last year that she’d have to come back for a second year she wouldn’t have had to accept it – I call BS on this news.

    Seems unlikely Bethenny would accept coming back for a second year before she’s even come back for a first, can’t see her signing that contract.

    Also call BS on viewers not getting Dorinda, everywhere I look people are saying what a great addition she was, and she’s a breath of fresh air.

    I’d be very surprised if Bethenny wasn’t back next season, I hope they keep the cast as it is for next year. This year was a solid rebuild of the show, I’d like to see them continue. The constant changing of housewives is annoying.

    • CassyJ

      I agree with the changing HW. It gets old trying to learn someone new.

    • Karen’

      I agree sidewinder. Dirinda is a fantastic addition to the show and sll the ladies mesh very well together this season. No more changes please Bravo!

  • gina

    Kristen, Carole and Heather should go.

  • One Rotten Egg

    KRISTEN T should go, unless she is “allowed to film” her actual loser marriage or her husband vs B. Bethany is overrated and over priced, not to mention the constant SkinnyGirl branding/ infomericial.

    • naynay

      ITA on all counts

  • Anon

    Agree 100% with Gina.
    Can’t stand Heather and her puppet Carole.

  • Jake

    I think Kristen & Dorinda were pretty good additions. Heather is getting on my nerves though, even if I kinda like her. But she’s too much. Carole is bring as hell too but I like her too ! lol. I wish they keep them all for another season then make a decision.

  • cynthiaispurty

    I do think Bethenney should come back adn Kristen should not. I like Dorinda and it seems that many other viewers do too. I would get ride of Kristen, and either get rid of or demote Heather to “friend of”. That way you can bring in a new housewife.

    Bethenny, Ramona, LuAnn, Sonja, Carole and Dorinda were interesting because they seemed like an authentic group. Bethenny, Ramona and LuAnn have known eachother forever at this point, Sonja goes way back with Ramona and LuAnn, Dorinda fits in really well with the group and has history with Ramona. Carole is the most tenuous connection but she really connected with Bethenny, has the widow connection with Dorinda, and gets along well half of the time with Ramona.

    Heather just doesn’t have a real friendship with any of the above ladies besides Carole, and has real adversarial relationships with LuAnn and Dorinda. I think whereas Carole being involved kinda makes sense despite her tension with LuAnn, Heather would feel forced and out of palce in the group. That’s what happened with Kristen this year: besides Carole and Heather she had no real connection to anyone in the cast, and constantly felt out of place or like a tag a long.

    So, I vote ditch Heather and Kristen and bring in one-two new ladies. That actually leaves you with some natural pairs based on this season: Ramona/Sonja, LuAnn/Dorinda, and Bethenny/Carole.

    • cynthiaispurty

      I also just don’t feel like I need to see much more from Heather: I enjoyed but have already seen enough of her vs. Dorinda. I also don’t necessarily want more of her vs. Bethenny or LuAnn- I just don’t find her aggression to be very funny or entertaining; this season it really just served for Bethenny and LuAnn to have ample opportunity to make snappy comebacks, which they could do with someone more entertaining.

      Getting rid of Sonja is interesting, cause I do think we’ve kinda already reached the threshold with Sonja- what could she do that we haven’t already seen? However, she was SO good this season at delivering great quotes and catchphrases, that I’d say keep her for one more season and see how it goes.

      K, that’s my exhausting opinion! Sorry to be so lengthy, but you know. Maybe I do know it all. So if you would like to know any of it all, come to me and I can tell you!

  • deonn

    this report doesnt sound real ofcourse being that it is radar online like lol. i believe viewers actually really liked dorina i think people are done with heather and kristen

  • Gabby

    I disagree…..I think drunken, lying, two-faced Ramona should get the boot. I also am NOT a fan of Bethenny…She wants privacy and she is on a reality show? Really? I like Heather, Carol, Dorinda and Kristen. Sonya should only come back if she seeks help. And LuAnn…don’t really care.

  • Ned Morgan

    Please have the poser leave. Every scene she treats as a model shoot. She adds nothing. Her mother in law stopped the princess title 40 years ago. Carole should follow suit. P.s. Your ass is not as great as you think

  • Danielle

    Get rid of Heather and Kristen.

  • patricia

    I hope Dorinda & Kristen both come back.

  • starr

    Glad Bethenny will be around, she’s funny weird. But really would like to see both Dorinda & Kristen remain–they need a chance. Love Heather & Carole too. Infact, all are okay. Constant change is not a good thing.

  • Melodie

    I don’t have anything to say about Dorinda I could care less if she comes back. Im still not sure what her story is because all I ever hear is that the other women knew her for years. Im already done with her boyfriend.
    Kristen… can someone tell me what Kristen brings to this show? Please don’t tell me it’s her nail polish or I will scream. She has NOTHING!!! I actually tried to count how many words she said in the Turks and Caicos I stopped at 11. WHy did she go? Anyway Bethanny is not going anywhere… and we would all love to see Ramona get the boot but she won’t. Luann is putting on a good show this year she has A LOT to say. Sonja well we have probably said everything we can about Sonja she is just a MESS, and yes she is an alcoholic. Carol and Heather????? I kind of like them but Heather needs to keep it down she talks and talks and talks and talks. Carole hummmmm.
    From what I hear the NY franchise is not doing well so it cannot get any worse. RIGHT?

  • SantaFeWay

    Why does everyone have to have a “storyline”? This is reality TV. I like it that these women are just living and not trying to invent fake storylines if there aren’t any. Just live. I want to see.

  • Anonymous

    I love Dorinda, she is very entertaining and blends well with the ladies. Please don’t axe her. Kristen is nice, but kinda doesn’t fit it. Heather, hmm I don’t really care if you ditch her.