Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Real Housewives Of Sydney Officially Cancelled By Foxtel!

We are sad to report that The Real Housewives of Sydney will not be getting a second season. Foxtel's executive director of television Brian Walsh officially confirmed on Tuesday to TV Tonight that the controversial reality show will not be returning for a second season.

“Sydney won’t happen again. Once bitten twice shy,” said Walsh.

In September 2018, Woman's Day Magazine revealed that the show had been axed. Similar reports have been swirling in the media for well over a year.

As previously reported, the show was rejected by U.S. network Bravo for being too extreme - this was the first time a Real Housewives franchise was not immediately picked up for syndication.

If you recall, the fate of the show was in question after Bravo decided not to commission the show for being "too extreme" for American viewers, in which Foxtel's head of television Brian Walsh revealed that he was concerned about the cast, hinting changes would have be made to the housewives line up.

"A lot of the women in this show were nasty for nasty’s sake and have no redeeming features," he said. "I particularly felt Lisa Oldfield and AthenaX Levendi were driving their own agendas."

Brian said he would be steering changes in the second series to make sure the women were better behaved and more friendly towards each other.

"I’ve raised my concerns with the production team from this season. I felt the bad language and behavior throughout the series did go too far," he told The Daily Telegraph.

Lisa Oldifield's husband David hinted that the show was not returning for a second season when the couple where contestants on Ten's reality show, "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!"

Particular taking a dig at Lisa's RHOS nemesis Krissy Marsh, David said: "She doesn't understand that the show is over. A couple of them we know are not dealing with the fact that whatever they were... they are not that now."

Dismissing the cast as a bunch of 'fame whores', he added: "They really did have their 15 minutes of fame."

The show consisted of seven ladies: Athena X Levendi, Krissy Marsh, Lisa Oldfield, Matty Samaei, Melissa Tkautz, Nicole O'Neal and Victoria Rees.

While the series was not picked up by U.S. network Bravo for being "too extreme," the show found international success in New Zealand and the U.K.

Photo Credit: Foxtel

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