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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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106.

lisa.d    

Let them quit cause last season was the worst in housewives history.

476 days ago
107.

JMP    

Yes! Please quit! Only retards watch this scripted "reality TV" crap!! It's the most useless thing on TV and it makes people only dumber.

476 days ago
108.

karen    

Fire them all! The show is old and beyond boring.
They are making huge salaries already but have
to be greedy.
I really hope the show is ended. AND OC, NJ and
Atlanta!

476 days ago
109.

Damien    

Ok, good riddance.

476 days ago
110.

notalawyer    

Reality TV is DEAD.
Only bottom feeders are still milking this cow...

476 days ago
111.

steve    

Bravo is whipped !! This has happened before and they end up paying the money! These women have no idea how lucky they are to be making " anything " for doing " nothing " . Let them start working 8-5 !

476 days ago
112.

GimmeGucciDOTorg    

They're not going to fire Ramona no matter what...these other ladies need to watch it, especially Luanne, Aviva, and Sonja.

476 days ago
113.

truthteller    

C ya

476 days ago
114.

Kaylaberry702    

New York housewives suck anyways... Pull them off the air.. bYE

476 days ago
115.

loe    

Boring low life pretentious botox wives... No one watch them yet they have season 6? Yet Emily owens m.d. Cant even get to season 2? Crazy world we live in.

475 days ago
116.

sherilynne    

good i hope they don't get a raise!! greedy

475 days ago
117.

It's Me    

"FAT RAISES ... OR WE QUIT!"

See ya ... NO talents.

475 days ago
118.

bozzman    

fire them all! NY is the worst "housewives" by far

475 days ago
119.

Jan    

I watched just one of the episodes with this group of wives. My advice to BRAVO. CANCEL this show. It is boring and makes NYC look horrible. Wednesday, Countless LuAnn was on QVC trying to sell melamine dishes. LOL.

475 days ago
120.

Rachel    

Paid more money for doing what?? For showing up to contrived situations while cameras follow to capture to capture their over the top behavior? Don't these women know the world is mocking them? I am so tired of these reality "stars" feeling entitled to hefty paychecks and fame when they add absolutely NOTHING to this world. Sad that people watch so networks keep cranking these shows out.

475 days ago
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