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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.

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91.

Jan    

They all should be on QVC and HSN full time as all they attempt to do on this show is sell their wine, etc. BORING.

500 days ago
92.

john    

hookers....period

500 days ago
93.

Sue from jersey    

Quit

500 days ago
94.

MissyLA    

Good riddance! I am tired of these worn out old hags.
Replace all of them.

500 days ago
95.

backfire    

Oy.

500 days ago
96.

backfire    

LOL and they are comparing themselves to the authentic actors from "FRIENDS?" Bravo does not want to set a precedent.

500 days ago
97.

Toilethead    

I can't believe people actually watch that garbage.

500 days ago
98.

Fox    

The only people that deserve a "fat" raise are those that work their ass off to keep food on the table and a roof over their head! Not the dumb old broads who never worked a day in their life!

500 days ago
99.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

It will not be difficult to find another group of prostitutes better-looking than this group of prostitutes. Just quit already. GTFO!!!!

500 days ago
100.

Rachel    

More money for what?? Showing up to contrived situations while cameras follow to capture total idiots for the world to mock? Who gives a damn. So sick of all these reality "stars" thinking they are adding anything to this world and deserving of fame and fat paychecks. Get rid of them all!!

500 days ago
101.

Jaynay    

Trust me....their replaceable.

500 days ago
102.

Lynn317    

Actually ... it might not be a bad idea for recast all of them. The 3 long term NY Housewives are getting a little too predictable - with Ramona and Sonja getting drunk and being foolish over and over again.. The 3 new ones ... aren't really that appealing.
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The whole dynamic seemed to be off this past season. Some of the past ones that were taken off last year might be interesting to bring back in.- BUT PLEASE DO NOT BRING BACK JILL ZARIN ...ever.!

500 days ago
103.

irishjess    

Let them QUIT then! Bunch of boring old hags anyhow!

500 days ago
104.

RedskinsGirl21    

Arent they super rich already? Greedy hoes.

500 days ago
105.

Robae    

When is Sonja coming out with a sex tape?

500 days ago
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