A housewife’s long-discussed return to RHONY Legacy teased at BravoCon 2022

Casting for legacy spinoff The Real Housewives of New York has been at rock bottom since Andy Cohen announced the throwback iteration earlier this year — but did a producer just drop a major reference to BravoCon 2022?

When Andy Cohen confirmed to Variety that a recap of RHONY was in the works for March, he announced that the cast would include stars from past seasons. However, he declined to comment on who would make the cut. This, of course, sent fans into a tailspin trying to figure out who would be brought back to their screens — and former cast members weren’t immune to the excitement, either. Speaking on HollywoodLife’s Pay Attention Puh-Lease podcast, Leah McSweeney admitted she didn’t have any inside knowledge, although she did hint that if she were recast, she’d like to be reunited with three previous co-stars. particularly. “This is LuAnn [de Lesseps]Dorinda [Medley]and Tinsley [Mortimer],” She says.

As for de Lesseps, she told ET, “I would definitely do the show if they would ask me back.” Medley, meanwhile, has made no attempts to hide her interest in returning to Real Housewives. Discussing the possibility of being brought back, she not-so-subtly quipped on her SiriusXM show, “I hope I do because I’m the queen of making it beautiful.”

All hints aside, Bravo has been silent for the past few months as to who will be back, and there has even been some speculation as to whether the reboot will still happen. That is, until BravoCon…

It looks like Bravo Dorinda is hitting play (again).

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Dorinda Medley’s references to SiriusXM may have been just the right thing! According to a The List reporter on location at this year’s BravoCon, producer Lisa Shannon dropped a big hint that Medley would be starring in legacy spinoff The Real Housewives of New York. The clue in question? Shannon teased, “I’ll check to see if the words ‘on break’ were used.”

As a refresher for anyone who hasn’t kept up with Medley since she left after season 12, the longtime “RHONY” star has never quite come to terms with being axed from the show. Instead, she preferred the term Andy Cohen used on an episode of Radio Andy after her departure: “a break.” But that’s not to say her decision to veto “fired” wasn’t met with eye rolls from her fellow ex-housewives. On an episode of “Real Housewives Ultimate Girl’s Trip: Ex-Wives Club,” Brandi Glanville, Phaedra Parks, Tamra Judge, and Eva Marcille shared a giggle over the choice of words. Parks even quipped, “Whatever makes you feel better.”

Well, if Lisa Shannon’s BravoCon comments are to be believed, it looks like Dorinda Medley ended up having the last laugh.