Talk about a Big Apple shake-up.
Producers for the Real Housewives of New York City are on the hunt for new faces to make famous now that Aviva Drescher’s been ousted and Ramona Singer will be taking on a more limited role, as RadarOnline.com was first to report. And they’re looking in high places to help give the show a boost from the dismal ratings.
And Radar has learned that one power female was offered the coveted role, but she turned it down!
“The network was interested in casting influential New York women, and Samantha was on the top of their list,” said a show insider.
“Samantha met with them and ended up turning them down. But Bravo still wouldn’t take no for an answer and still pursued her.
“After careful consideration, she decided that it wasn't the right fit for her,” continued the source. “Samantha has nothing against the show and was flattered to be considered. But at the end of the day she decided to pass.”
But as the deadline approaches, producers are up against the wall to create a compelling cast.