Bravo is headed back to the Big Apple. Today, the network announced season nine of The Real Housewives of New York City will premiere in April.
The cast includes Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and new housewife Tinsley Mortimer.
The new season of The Real Housewives of New York City debuts on April 5th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
NEW YORK – March 6, 2017 -Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” turns the city upside down in season nine, premiering Wednesday, April 5 at 9pm ET/PT, with Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and new housewife Tinsley Mortimer. With every ending comes a new beginning as the ladies pick up the pieces from last season’s dramatic conclusion. While some close chapters in their lives and embrace change, others hold onto the past, rehashing old wounds that sever friendships.
This season on “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Bethenny is healthy and happy, and the little pieces of her life are coming back together now that she is finally divorced – but a feud with Ramona threatens her peace. Meanwhile, age is nothing but a number as Ramona celebrates her birthday looking better than ever. She’s dating and teaching the other ladies how to pick up men. After taking some heat for living in Bethenny’s shadow, Carole makes a strong effort to build her relationship with the other women, leading to some surprising connections. Tension between Dorinda and Sonja is at an all-time high, with Sonja making accusations about Dorinda’s personal life. Dorinda may forgive, but she never forgets. Sonja is caught in a love triangle and must decide whether to go with the man who moves her heart or the man who moves her other parts. And new housewife Tinsley Mortimer, still reeling from a shocking run-in with the law, returns to the Big Apple, where it all began for her. Tinsley’s ready to start her next chapter, but will the girl who once had it all get it all back again?
Don’t miss “The Real Housewives of New York City ‘How They Got Here'” special on Wednesday, March 15 AT 9PM ET/PT, as the saucy socialites from Manhattan return in this half-hour special featuring highlights from the past two seasons of drama, shenanigans, friendship, conflict, and more drama. Get the tea on Bethenny’s game-changing return, Luann’s quest for love, Sonja’s rebound from financial woes, Carole’s unconventional romance, Ramona’s reemergence onto the dating scene, and Dorinda’s introduction into this tight-knit circle of friends.
Meet the new housewife:
Tinsley Randolph Mercer Mortimer joins “The Real Housewives of New York City” this season with a touch of Southern charm and a whole lot of socialite glamour. Tinsley hails from Virginia and spent her childhood years growing up at Graymont, the Mercer family house in Richmond. She then attended boarding school at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, where she met her first husband, Topper Mortimer. Together, the high school sweethearts moved to New York City, where Tinsley attended Columbia University and graduated with a degree in art history. As soon as Tinsley landed in New York, her blonde hair, Southern belle charm, and personal branding abilities propelled her into high society. After working at Vogue, she transitioned to a career in public relations. Always an entrepreneur at heart, Tinsley built a successful personal brand that was launched with a line of handbags, Samantha Thavasa by Tinsley Mortimer, and then a clothing collection, Riccimie by Tinsley Mortimer, which was sold exclusively in Japan. Tinsley then became the beauty ambassador for the iconic French fashion design house of Christian Dior and helped to create a lip gloss coined Tinsley Pink. Tinsley made her mark in society and built a global personal brand that led to her TV debut in the season premiere of “Gossip Girl,” the launch of a tabletop collection, and the release of her debut novel, Southern Charm. But the fairy tale came to an end when her marriage to Topper fell apart. She decided to take a sabbatical from the fast-paced and overwhelming New York City lifestyle that she created for herself with a respite in Palm Beach. In 2016, after a much-needed break and time to reflect on her accomplishments, she was encouraged by friend Sonja Morgan to return New York. She is thrilled to reenter the New York social scene alongside her friends and begin the next chapter of her life. Tinsley is here to prove that there is more to her than meets the eye.
“The Real Housewives of New York City” is produced by Shed Media with Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon, Andrew Hoegl, and Barrie Bernstein serving as Executive Producers. Andy Cohen is also an Executive Producer.”
What do you think? Do you watch The Real Housewives of New York City? Are you excited for the new season?