Andy Cohen has set the record straight on rumors of a new Real Housewives of Las Vegas series, shortly after details of the upcoming BravoCon 2023 event were released.
Fans went into meltdown after learning that would be taking place later this year, after a very successful New York event last October.
However, after it was confirmed that the occasion will be held in Sin City, many questioned whether this meant we could be getting a new Housewives franchise on our hands.
Quickly pouring cold water on the speculation, the 54-year-old – who serves as executive producer for the programs – insisted that this couldn’t be further from the truth.
‘I just want to nip something in the bud right now because there is a rumor that is building online that I need to address so that we can move on,’ he said on his SiriusXM show.
‘There is a train of thought that … we will be announcing – at BravoCon in Vegas – the Real Housewives of Las Vegas. I am here to tell you, we are not.
‘There is no Housewives of Vegas. We are not announcing a Housewives of Vegas. So just stand down. That’s not happening.’
When asked if they were planning on expanding the Housewives to a new city, Andy added: ‘I think we’re good.
‘There was just a rumor about Real Housewives of New Orleans, and I happen to know that there is a production company who we work with all the time, who was just casting women in New Orleans to see if there was a show to be done in New Orleans.
‘I think they are pitching it to Bravo. This wasn’t Bravo seeking out. A lot of times someone will, people will start DMing me saying, “I know you’re doing Scottsdale. I want to be on the casting”.
‘Sometimes there are production companies that are just fishing around, not even at the behest of Bravo, but just because they are looking for women and they’re going to bring them to Bravo and try to pitch Bravo on the idea.’
Andy’s comments come just days after bosses confirmed that BravoCon would be heading to Las Vegas between November 3-5, promising a weekend of famous faces, ‘epic events, unfiltered moments, jaw-dropping revelations and lifelong connections’.
‘BravoCon is about celebrating our Bravoholics, whose impassioned commitment and loyalty continue to raise the bar on what it means to be a fan,’ Ellen Stone, EVP, Consumer Engagement & Brand Strategy at NBCUniversal said.
‘In fact, their invaluable insight and devoted engagement drives us to come back stronger and smarter. You can bet this will be the best BravoCon yet.’
Count us in.