Big changes are ahead for the cast of the Real Housewives of New York. Not only is Carole Radziwill off the show, but Luann de Lesseps is also returning after missing the reunion because of rehab. With filming for Season 11 underway, Andy Cohen recently teased that the new season will start with a few “unresolved issues.”
Cohen opened up about Season 11 during an appearance at the Tribeca TV Festival. The Watch What Happens Live host revealed that the cast members pick up right where things left off last season, including de Lesseps’ trip to rehab.
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“Yes, the season will begin with some unresolved issues between the women…” Cohen explained, adding that the show will “hit the ground running.”
Apart from de Lesseps’ return, the series will be introducing a new face to replace Radziwill next season. According to Cheat Sheet, Barbara Kavovit was spotted filming with several RHONY cast members and is looking to become a series regular. Cohen refused to say if Kavovit will replace Radziwill, but he did tease that they are always looking for new talent.
While Cohen refused to confirm the casting, inside sources claim that Kavovit will be a part of RHONY next season. Kavovit is good friends with Luann de Lesseps and owns her own business, DIYva. Kavovit has not commented on becoming a member of RHONY, but she did recently attend the opening of Bluebird in London with de Lesseps.
Today I walked past Dorinda & Ramona filming for season 11 of RHONY and it was the greatest moment of my life
— Amanda Albelin (@amandaalbelin) September 19, 2018
Although this will be Kavovit’s first year on the show, she was a part of the drama back in Season 9. As fans might recall, Kavovit talked with Radziwill off-camera about de Lesseps’ engagement to Tom D’Agostino. Kavovit did not make an appearance on the show, but her conversation was featured during an episode, despite Barbara Kavovit’s protests.
Bravo has not commented on any casting decisions for Season 11 of the Real Housewives of New York.