‘Real Housewives of New York City’ Reboot Premiere Date Unveiled

Real Housewives of New York City Season 14 (Credit: Bravo)

Bravo is set to roll out the newest season of The Real Housewives of New York City this summer, after pressing pause and revamping the show.

Viewers will be able to see the new RHONY cast when the hit reality show returns on July 16, the cable network said Monday in a press release.

Bravo also shared the announcement on its Instagram and Twitter pages in a teaser with a woman taking a bite out of an apple.

As previously reported, season 14 will include a completely new cast of women including Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Erin Lichy, Jenna Lyons, Lizzy Savetsky, Jessel Taank, and Brynn Whitfield.

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The new housewives replaced the season 13 stars after fans expressed outrage over conflicts involving race and religion.

A production source told Page Six former cast member Ramona Singer allegedly said, “This is why we shouldn’t have Black people on the show,” in reference to the franchise’s first Black star, Eboni K. Williams.

Singer has denied making the comment.

RHONY fans are split on the decision to bring in a new cast.

Twitter user @StargazerC38 wrote, “I’m trying not to be excited over this. I feel like Bravo screwed the pooch with season 13, and instead of rebooting the show, should have just retooled the cast. […] I don’t have high hopes for this.”

Fan podcaster @MarTEAnisEddy wrote on Twitter, “People complaining about the cast.. get over it! I’m excited for this new group of ladies who represent the NEW New York.”

RHONY returns July 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

Read more about the new cast members below:

Sai De Silva is an Afro-Latina, born and raised in New York. She is the creative director of Scout the City, which originated as a passion project blog and quickly evolved into an online lifestyle destination. Scout the City chronicles Sai’s adventures of chic parenting from her home in Brooklyn where she resides with husband David Craig and their two children, London and Rio.

Ubah Hassan is a Somalian model and philanthropist who moved to New York and made it her home. At a young age, Ubah fled to Kenya with her dad and brother, but later moved to Canada where she was spotted by a photographer and was subsequently signed by a modeling agency. Ubah is also an entrepreneur and the founder of UBAHHOT, a hot sauce company she built from scratch.

Erin Dana Lichy is a funny, confident and candid New Yorker, raised in Manhattan as one of five children in a close-knit Israeli family. A born go-getter, Erin became a real estate agent at 19 and owns her own home renovation and design firm, Homegirl. Erin’s husband is an attorney and owner of Lichy Law. The couple share three children together and live in Tribeca. Erin is super sociable, loves being around others and is always up for a good time.

Jenna Lyons is former President and Executive Creative Director of J.Crew Group, where she was widely recognized as the creative force behind the American retail chain’s phenomenal rise from floundering catalogue chain to one of the most coveted fashion brands in the US. Jenna is now Co-Founder and CEO of direct-to-consumer beauty brand, LoveSeen, and resides in New York City with her son Beckett.

Jessel Taank is an outgoing and unreserved fashion publicist and brand consultant, known for thinking outside the box. Jessel, who is of British-Indian descent, met her husband, financier Pavit Randhawa, after they were introduced by a friend at a bar. Romance didn’t spark immediately and they remained close friends for years before they began to date. The two married in Mexico in 2014 and have twin boys.

Brynn Whitfield is a brand marketing and communications professional. A cheeky “trophy wife in training,” Brynn has a penchant for interior design, fashion and hosting dinner parties from her (small but mighty) West Village apartment. Originally from a small town in the Midwest, Brynn was raised by her grandmother who taught her invaluable lessons about navigating life, owning her narrative as a bi-racial woman and the true meaning of hard work.