Sources tell PEOPLE that no casting decisions have been made officially yet – but changes are afoot for season 5

By Brian Orloff Charlotte Triggs
September 15, 2011 03:45 PM
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Is The Real Housewives of New York City going to be down three familiar faces when it returns for season 5 on Bravo?

According to a new Huffington Post report, which cites sources inside Bravo, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Alex McCord have been fired from the show, and were given the news on Thursday morning.

A rep for Zarin tells PEOPLE, “Jill is still in discussions with Bravo for season 5 and no final decisions have been made.”

And Alex McCord later Tweeted, “Speaking for myself only, there is no decision yet whether I’m in or out of #RHONY. Nothing’s finalized, though I’d like to do another year.”

Bensimon’s rep also tells PEOPLE that no immediate casting decisions have been made. A Bravo rep says the same thing, and a source close to the show similarly says that nobody is out just yet.

That would leave Ramona Singer and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps as the only remaining original castmembers on the show. Sonja Morgan joined The Real Housewives of New York City during season 3.