BEVERLY HILLS (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Kyle Richards and Brandi Glanville spinoffs from RHOBH could be arriving to Bravo next year. LALATE can report that it is highly likely during contract renewals that Kyle Richards and Brandi Glanville ink spinoff show provisions for Bravo. And while you might not see a full season commitment, and more like a three episode deal, Kyle and Brandi are likely to be getting their own test-runs in their new contracts.
Details about Kyle Richards and Brandi Glanville’s contract terms are unlikely to be announced to news by Bravo. But by 2013, Bravo, with its far more successful RHOA program, realized that salary increases were not necessarily lucrative enough possibly for their Atlanta core. By last year, three of five cast members had spinoff show provisions confirmed: NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, and Phaedra Parks. And as reported on LALATE since 2012, Leakes and Kim Zolciak had spinoff provisions added to their contract over a year earlier.
But for the west coast, it’s a bit more problematic. LALATE can report that the spinoff of RHOC, Tamra Barney’s wedding, was not inked by Barney’s in her RHOC contract renewal. Rather the concept, dynamics and budgeting were inked after Barney signed on for another RHOC season. And while RHOBH and RHOC share the same production company, the ultimate decision rests with Bravo.
Yet there is a wrinkle. RHOBH’s ratings have been falling season to season, unlike RHOA which have been rising. A new report today claims that the RHOBH core of Brandi, Lisa and Kyle are expected to demand major pay raises. But those are unlikely to be granted because of the growing decline of the show’s ratings, LALATE can report.
Glanville last season broke with Bravo protocol to reveal her salary, those of fellow cast members, and her salary demands. While Glanville’s rate could be raised to match Lisa and Kyle’s, it unlikely that the three will collectively see a major rate increase in salary year to date because of the show’s bad ratings season. Rather, Richards and Glanville are expected to get a different option, a three episode spinoff, LALATE anticipates. And as reported previously on LALATE, expect Vanderpump to get a second spinoff in the next 24 months as well.