Bravo exec Andy Cohen has explained why Real Housewives of Orange County has been placed on hold.
“The status of OC right now is that we’re just taking a pause. We’re in no rush to get into production,” Cohen told Variety. “One of the benefits of Salt Lake City coming out so strong out of the gate and becoming such a hit is you don’t need to be in such a rush then to get Orange County back, because you have more to play with.”
The show has faced heavy criticism, mostly due to Kelly Dodd’s remarks. During the pandemic, Kelly claimed the pandemic was “God’s way of thinning the herd.”
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She has also been accused of mocking Black Lives Matter and making other offensive remarks.
“There’s a clear hope from the fans that there’s some kind of shake-up. And I think we’re analyzing everything,” Cohen added. “I think we just wanted to be really deliberate too. I mean, this is obviously the show that started everything for this franchise. And it’s really important, and it’s important that we keep getting it right.”