Andy Cohen Hints at Real Housewives of Orange County 'Reboot' After Fans Call for Cancellation
Meghan McCain agreed on Twitter that RHOC should be canceled — and asked Andy Cohen to bring back the Washington, D.C. franchise
Season 15 of the Housewives' O.G. franchise ended Wednesday night with an explosive reunion special, in which the cast fought over racism, homophobia and politics, as well as interpersonal drama. This was the first season without both longtime stars Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson, and most of the season was shot during the COVID pandemic.
On Twitter Thursday, Shut Up Evan podcast host Evan Ross Katz tweeted, "It's time to cancel RHOC" with avid Bravo fan Meghan McCain replying back, "Yes." Their exchange caught the attention of Cohen, who responded, "I think you mean reBOOT." Judge, 53, then chimed in on the Twitter thread, adding, "I'm here for the reBOOT."
A rep for Bravo recently told PEOPLE the network has not yet made any casting decisions for next season.
On the subject of Housewives reboots, McCain, 36, responded back to Cohen and Katz and said, "I have thoughts.... also since I have both of your attention and currently live in the beltway - please Reboot DC housewives PLEASE!" Cohen, 52, replied, "I loved RHDC," referring to the franchise that aired one season in 2010.
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The suggested reimagining of Orange County comes after Dodd, 45, threatened to leave the show if Windham-Burke, 43, is invited to return for season 16. Dodd, who married Fox News' Rick Leventhal in October, has sparked controversy among fans for outlandish comments about the pandemic, among other topics, for which she has since apologized.
In a Tuesday Instagram Live, Dodd told her followers she "cannot film with" Windham-Burke, whom she clashed with throughout the season.
"I know I cannot film with Braunwyn," she said in the video, which was captured by a fan account. "I know for a fact that I cannot film with her. There's just no way and if she comes back then I'm out because I know for a fact that I cannot. She's dangerous and calling people racists and homophobic."
Saying goodbye to season 15, Dodd wrote on Twitter this week: "Well It wasn't easy and it wasn't fun.... but we got there! Another season in the books. Thank you to everyone who stood by myself or any of the #RHOC ladies during this confusing and difficult time... make sure you're checking in with your loved ones."
Ahead of season 15's premiere last fall, Cohen said during an episode of the Brandi Glanville Unfiltered podcast that RHOC needed a refresh, referencing casting changes like Judge and Gunvalson's exits.
"... We just felt like the show needed some new air. We just needed to kind of air it out and see where it went," he said at the time. "... Even though these two women — who are so identifiable with it and will always be and I hope will someday be back in some capacity — the show is still the show. And I was very happy about that. It needed to go in new directions."
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