'Southern Charm's Thomas Ravenel Says He's Done With Bravo, So What Does That Mean For The Show?

Please forgive me, for I fell asleep at the Bravo wheel and missed a hot scoop o’news. Last Thursday, the Charleston City Paper and the Post and Courier reported something MAJOR: Thomas Ravenel says he’s done with Southern Charm. [Drops an antique crystal bourbon decanter on marble tile floor.] AHHHHHHH NOOOOO! WHYYYYYY????? According to T-Rav, Bravo crossed him for the last time. Uh oh. What happened? The U.S. Senate candidate says he told Bravo they could not film last Monday’s debate against Democratic candidate Brad Hutto, but the camera crew showed up anyway:

Augh, fiddlesticks. But wait! There's more:

I guess you really can't have it all. ("All" = "a Senate campaign and a reality show.")

Wait, what does he mean by “last lie”? Well, as you may recall, the Season 1 cameras caught a clear shot of T-Rav's behind as he stepped into the shower. But (heh heh heh) according to Ravenel, Bravo assured him they’d only show him from the waist up.

Eesh.

No, this isn't the first time T-Rav has said he's moved on from the show, but this time around, it could be for real. But fear not, fellow Charm fans, for Season 2 probably won't be totally sans-Ravenel: The show’s been shooting since August. So unless last Monday's debate was supposed to be T-Rav's first day of filming, I reckon Kensington's dad will still be a big part of the new season... up until the final few episodes, that is.

WARNING: I'm about to get ahead of myself. If SC gets a third season and T-Rav doesn't sign on, will the show be different? Uh, duh. The series would be losing one of its main characters. Of course it would be different. Would it crumble without him? Nah. I'm not terribly worried. The rest of the cast is pretty spectacular. I'd undoubtedly miss T-Rav and his words of wisdom, but the rest of the Charmers hath Charmed me.

Let's be real: As long as Patricia Altschul is on Southern Charm , the show is good as gold.

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