Credit: BravoTV.com

Real Housewives of New York Season 5 star Aviva Drescher is a cousin (by marriage to Reid) of former The Nanny star Fran Drescher, and Aviva once answered rumors that Franny had dissed the reality TV biz by declaring that Fran would actually make a little cameo herself in support of her cuz.

Those who tuned in for the whole season, though, will know that Fran was nowhere to be seen, and according to RumorFix, the reason is that Fran Drescher’s footage was left on the season’s editing floor … maybe because she was just too nice!

Aviva explained, “Fran allowed the Bravo cameras to shoot us all at one of her book signings.” As for why the footage didn’t make it to TV, Aviva speculated, “Maybe it didn’t have enough drama … She was a terrific sport. It was a fun and happy family scene.”

There’s apparently no love lost over this. Aviva - who wrote in her concluding Bravo blog for the season that Fran is “loyal and always takes the high road” – said she and Fran still have a “great” relationship, and that Fran respects why Aviva wants to do “this silly reality show.”

Sounds like Franny really does take the high road!

Source: Observer, RumorFix, Bravo

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