Take a deep breath, America. Your nightmare is over.
Bravo has announced that season six of Real Housewives of New York City is moving forward, even though only four cast members from last season have signed new deals. The network had threatened to recast everyone, as the cast was fighting for pay raises.
"The Real Housewives of New York City will return on Bravo for season six," the network said. "At this point, the returning cast members include Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson."
Do not despair for LuAnn de Lesseps and Aviva Drescher, though. Sources at the network say that even thought they are not currently signed, their futures have not been decided and they both could still appear on the program.
Shooting for the sixth season was delayed (from May 8) because the six women did not make themselves available to film. They were angry that they had received "unacceptable" salary offers. Bravo then threatened to cancel the season, ultimately giving them until the weekend to come to terms on new deals.
de Lesseps has been with the show since the first season and is the best known cast member (Singer has also been there since day one). If de Lesseps and Drescher do not sign, their spots could be recast.