My fellow Real Housewives fans will likely judge me, boot me out of their houses or force me to defend myself with an artificial leg after what I'm about to proclaim, but I have to keep it real. Reading Radar Online's claims that this will be Tamra Judge's last season on The Real Housewives of Orange County RHOC has me convinced that the entire franchise will grind and claw its way through perhaps another season or two of production, that is until it breaks a nail and it plummets to an ugly demise. Now that I've gotten that off my chest, do with me what you will, Housewives fans. But first, allow me to explain.
Reportedly, Judge clashed so majorly with production that they want her off the show. The fact that this is only the latest in a string of bad Housewives news makes me lose all hope that the show can survive much longer. Losing a longtime cast member is the last thing RHOC needs, especially because newcomer Lizzie Rovsek fails the drama queen smell test, so it's unlikely she'll be able to pick up the slack if indeed this is the last we've seen of Judge on Bravo. Andy Cohen already squashed rumors of a Judge spin-off but perhaps the tide will turn.
Here's another reason I predict an end to the Housewives—some awesome human being created fake opening credits featuring the husbands of the New Jersey housewives. It's funny but what does it say about the cast when the viewers want to see more of their husbands? Hmmm?
Oh, and if Bravo casts one more soap actress to join the Beverly Hills housewives, they'll no longer be able to conceal their attempts at reviving the defunct soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children. Jig's up, Bravo. Feel free to change the name to All My Housewives Have One Life to Live.
With all the drama and cast-swapping, the only hope for this franchise to get back on track is if producers air a behind-the-scenes version. At this point, it seems more interesting that what's going on in front of the camera. Sadly enough, I'll keep watching, even if it does feel like the trainwreck of a show is on the verge of crashing and burning.
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