LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Mynique Smith signals Bravo’s move for a new RHOA cast 2014 next season. But could Marlo Hampton be coming back to RHOA, is Porsha Stewart getting fired, and is Towanda Braxton becoming the new housewife? The RHOA cast 2014 will undergo major changes next year, LALATE can exclusively report. And now Bravo appears to be departing from its previous casting efforts by testing out Mynique Smith this season before deciding if she is good enough as a full housewife. But many fans so far are not responding well to Mynique, who is not that unique, and urging Marlo Thomas to return, to battle Kandi Burruss for a new round next year.
Mynique Smith’s RHOA cast addition this season shows the trouble plaguing the current production. There is a lack of conflict between the women this season. Many fans contend that Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Stewart offer little or no conflict / storyline so far this season. NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore so far are playing the season conservatively. And ironically, the real viral button of the entire season, the woman who has carried the major storylines and the only woman arguably who has been delivering RHOA’s massive ratings this winter, has been Kandi Burruss. This week, on a trip to Savannah, Kandi refused to give up the Master Suite. At the time Burruss perhaps subconsciously thought she deserved it, since she was delivering the major storyline at the time.
But this week, Bravo introduces Mynique Smith, a move suggesting that Bravo saw there was not enough conflict between these women (when Mama Joyce is not around). In fact, as fans have seen, the women have already met as a group more than two times this season. And in neither case did Bravo get great footage from the dinners / meetings.
Nevertheless, fans have been reacting lukewarm to Mynique Smith, at best. Many have urged that Bravo bring back Marlo Hampton and sack Smith. Marlo’s feud with Kandi in a previous season, calling Kandi a sugar mama, delivered one of the best interactions during that telecast.
But could another familiar face be joining RHOA? LALATE has been reporting that Towanda Braxton is likely to be sparking interest by Bravo producers who would have to get clearance from WETV, broadcasters of Braxton Family Values. Braxton’s apparently true romance of Kordell Stewart this winter would create a perfect conflict with Porsha Stewart, if Bravo was to retain Porsha for another season.
Tonight Bravo repeats Sunday’s episode featuring Mynique Smith. But who do you think Bravo should fire, rehire, and add to the cast next season?
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