For RHOM fans the past few months have been a roller coaster ride of emotion. First we just hadn’t heard anything at all about Season 4, then we heard yes it’s happening just delayed, then we heard no, there has been no decision as of yet, and finally, we found The Real Housewives of Miami nowhere to be seen in Bravo’s latest 2014 programming lineup announcement. This last piece of evidence seemed to be the final verdict, at least to me, that sadly the Miami installment of the Housewives franchise may have run its course after three seasons. But wait! Not so fast says Bravo and Alexia Echevarria is holding firm in her confirmation that RHOM will, indeed, be back after all.
At this point, I really don’t know what to think. Let me break down the history of quotes we have on the subject:
Here’s Alexia Echevarria back in February: “There will definitely be a season four for Miami. I have spoken to producers and they are currently working on dates for taping, since we usually begin taping this time of year we were told taping is being pushed back a little,” she spilled. “The producers spoke to all of us and told us all the same thing.” (A rep for Bravo had no comment.)
Then, at the end of March, Joanna Krupa took to Twitter to “set the record straight”:
— Joanna Krupa (@joannakrupa) March 31, 2014
Then, as I mentioned, we got the big programming lineup release from Bravo on April 8 which included renewal confirmations for RHOA, RHONJ & RHOBH (RHONY is currently airing and RHOC is premiering in a few days) but no mention of RHOM for 2014.
Alexia Echevarria then took to Twitter to share the following sentiment:
good morning! so grateful for all the love and support of #RHOM!! no worries, we'll be back! 🙂 <3
— Alexia Echevarria (@AlexiaE_says) April 9, 2014
And Lea Black also seemed to be remaining optimistic:
"The fat lady hasn't sung"Rumors again? Bravo has made no decisions abt #rhom4 but wouldn't aire upcoming season-Miami is always late! lol
— Lea Black (@LeaBlackMiami) April 8, 2014
And, finally, on April 9 we have a statement from Bravo that really doesn’t clear anything up: “Nothing has officially been decided yet either way,” a rep for Bravo told Wetpaint.
SO, it seems that at this point all we can really say is wait and see. It sure seems telling that RHOM isn’t yet in a Bravo lineup that includes series which are unlikely to premiere until late 2014 but perhaps we’ll be taking a particularly long hiatus between seasons.
What do you think? Would you like RHOM to return for Season 4 and/or do you think this is likely?