The new hip thing for any of Bravo’s Real Housewives stars to do is to get their own spin-off series. It takes a big personality to hold their own hour-long show, but Lisa Vanderpump, NeNe Leakes, Kim Zolciak, and Bethenny Frankel have all proved that it can be done. And though The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Tamra Barney has already had her wedding spin-off, Tamra’s OC Wedding, is she slated to get yet another show focused on her life?
In the latest episode of Ask Andy, Bravo boss Andy Cohen addressed the rumors that Tamra will be getting a spin-off surrounding CUT Fitness, the fitness studio she owns with hubby Eddie Judge. So, how about it, Andy, is this true? “No,” he answers. Bummer!
OK, so if Tamra’s not getting a spin-off, how does the network decide just how these spin-offs come to fruition?
"Someone needs to be going through a serious life transition that will take them out of [the franchise]," he continues. "They just have to be able to hold their own for an hour. It's a lot of time. A lot of Housewives — almost all — have asked me for spin-offs. And I always say you should be so happy to be in this ensemble show. You get paid so well. You can all fall back on each other and rely on each other."
We’re not surprised that many (read: all) of the ladies have tried to get their own show. Seeing how well some of them do — especially Lisa’s Vanderpump Rules — can make anyone see dollar signs, but the added pressure to deliver must be pretty tough.
There you have it, folks! Don’t expect to see a CUT Fitness reality show…yet!
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