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Real Housewives Of NYC

FAT RAISES ...

OR WE QUIT!

5/9/2013 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Real Housewives of NYC have banded together against the Bravo Network -- REFUSING to continue on the show unless they ALL get huge raises, TMZ has learned. 

Sources tell us ... LuAnn de Lesseps, Carole Radziwill, Aviva Drescher, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and Heather Thomson were recently approached by Bravo individually with contract offers to appear on Season 6, which is supposed to begin production on Monday.

But the women were each unhappy with the offers ... and figured they would have more leverage against the network if they teamed up ... just like the cast of "Friends" did back in the day.

We're told the women approached Bravo as a group and made their demand clear -- FAT RAISES FOR ALL ... OR WE QUIT.

Here's where it gets interesting -- sources tell us the network is FURIOUS ... and has told the group they have until Friday (tomorrow) to sign the offers that are currently on the table, or they're all FIRED.

Translation -- IT'S A STANDOFF!!!!!

One thing to consider -- Season 5 of "NYC Housewives" was one of the lowest rated seasons in the show's run.

A rep for Bravo had no comment on the situation.

187 COMMENTS

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61.

Diego    

Sweet!! An easy way to get rid of one of the dumb shows on TV and it will actually SAVE money. Use the same tactic for all the rest of them then.

529 days ago
62.

DanzaSlap    

Please quit and sell ur skin to louis vuitton so they can make some more luggage

529 days ago
63.

gegeok    

Cancel this dumb show... and nJ too!!!

529 days ago
64.

Jimbo    

What is the Bravo Network?

529 days ago
65.

Squatting Thunder    

this type of "talent" runs a dime a dozen fire them all and start with a new bunch

529 days ago
66.

CubanB    

Cancel all the housewives shows the only one thats even watchable is Jersey Housewives.

529 days ago
67.

M    

The most boring and unattractive line up of the Housewives group. Lucky any of them have jobs. Axe em! There's better.

529 days ago
68.

Mr E    

To these "women:" shut the F up. None of you are worth a grain of salt, as each of you are only bottom-sucking famewhores and are SO EASILY replaced. Step off, you c*nts.

529 days ago
69.

GothamGirl    

Let them quit! These women are not the "real deal" in NY. LuAnn the middle class nurse holding on to her title. Sonja the upstate NY girl who was a hostess in a NY restaurant and married a 70 year old blue blood. And the most pathetic of all, Carole Radziwill, who dated a "Kennedy" for two years, and was never introduced to the family. Then Anthony was diagnosed with cancer, and when he knew the diagnosis was serious, he let his family meet her and eventually married her. Not exactly storybook. Wish they'd all go away!

529 days ago
70.

Whatsgoingon    

Let them go. Don't let the door hit you..."

529 days ago
71.

Slamndaddy    

Bye Bye!

529 days ago
72.

jj    

why don't you just replace them with plastic mannequins and do voice overs of someone saying blah blah blah same idiots will still watch

529 days ago
73.

cabuchholz73    

The cast from Friends banded together, but that was a good show. Give me $25,000 per episode and you can follow my life. of course season Two of my life i will expect a raise.

529 days ago
74.

Fashionistazoe    

Noone cares about these old sluts. Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya ladies!

529 days ago
75.

darcy hill    

Cut em loose.

529 days ago
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