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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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121.

laffnbear    

Not too smart, to demand a huge raise on a show with low ratings.
These hags are on a dying show in a dying genre.
Time to fire them all and get a better show for less.

442 days ago
122.

Gee    

No loss. They were awful since Jill left. She was the show contrary to Bravo Andy.

442 days ago
123.

victory    

If the exec's at Bravo have the 'nuts', cancel the NY Housewives, period. The luster has faded on these gals, nothing more to see. With all honesty, all the Housewives series should be fazed out, very few of the woman are still married for one reason or another.

442 days ago
124.

bozzman    

cancel NY - miami is way better anyway, give them more episodes

442 days ago
125.

Fredsicles     

If gross heather comes back I'm not watching. And get rid of that buggy eyed wine drinking woman too. She's freaking annoying and makes me nervous watching her drunk ass.

442 days ago
126.

Gee    

No loss at all...NEXT!

442 days ago
127.

Deco    

I would have to be paid to watch this show, not interested in Jerry Springer types.

442 days ago
128.

true believer    

I'd like to say its the worst show on Bravo...but, Bravo has so many crappy shows its hard to choose from. When is America going to get tired of watching rich, pretentious, shallow women trying to back stab each other?

442 days ago
129.

Gretel    

I have no idea who these people are. The only "housewives" I know is that dark haired crazy woman who looks like a hammerhead shark with eyes on the side of her head and that blonde horseface that was married to a plastic surgeon. The only reason I know that much about them is because of TMZ. I don't even know their names. Who cares who these women are and what fool would pay them more?

442 days ago
130.

Buggy    

Get rid of these skanks and start over with people that have some class

442 days ago
131.

Senseofreality    

I would love to see a new cast. Deff NYC least fav.

442 days ago
132.

laura    

What idiots... this franchise doesn't even need NY anymore, it has the lowest ratings and the least interesting women. Good job shooting yourselves in the foot! They act like they are high talented actresses who are in the position to demand $$... reality stars need to get that s-- out of their head.

442 days ago
133.

Nyla    

Let them quit. Get new women and maybe they'll get some of their viewers back.

442 days ago
134.

Katz    

Cancel the show. No one would miss it.

442 days ago
135.

mystic    

THIS SHOW HAS RUNITS COURSE LET THEM GO THEY ARE NOT INTERESTING ANYMORE LETS MOVE ON TO SOMETHING ELSE

442 days ago
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