There was a time when Dancing With the Stars had no interest in casting anyone from Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise, but now it could be a recurring thing.
No one has said ABC is even considering another H’wife for the fall 2014 Season 19, but after Lisa Vanderpump and NeNe Leakes — not to mention Joanna Krupa, who competed with Derek Hough before joining Real Housewives of Miami — it’s worth looking at Bravo’s lineup to see who might be tapped for sequin duty.
LALate figured Kandi Burruss might be a good option, since the Real Housewives of Atlanta star is pretty popular, and her special Kandi’s Wedding is now airing. Besides, Kandi isn’t just a Housewives star, she was famous before showing up, as a singer-songwriter and former member of Xscape.
But ABC just cast an Atlanta Housewife with NeNe, so maybe they’d go for someone from a sister show, like the New Jersey cast. RHONJ Season 6 is premiering this Sunday, July 13, so the crossover timing might fit with the fall DWTS season. If they really wanted to go controversial, they could aim for Teresa Giudice. Or they could go for Dina Manzo, or one of the new H’wife twins.
Or DWTS could go for a reality TV drama staple, Brandi Glanville, who not only stirs pots on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she’ll also be on The Celebrity Apprentice. Atlanta’s Kenya Moore is also on Celeb Apprentice, and she’d probably cause more drama on DWTS too. For less drama, what about another Beverly Hills lady, like Kyle Richards, or Kim Richards? Then Lisa Vanderpump could laugh at them if they faint. Or how about Orange County’s Vicki Gunvalson or Tamra Barney?
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DWTS Season 19 premieres this fall on ABC.