With Williams’ RHONY future up in the air, Cohen said he would love to see her return to the franchise, telling Variety, “We are interviewing multiple groups of friends. So certainly if Eboni is interested and has friends that would meet our casting goals, then of course they would be considered.”
“There are thousands of stories to tell here. This is the most multicultural, diverse, and energetic and exciting city in America: We are searching for a multicultural group of friends who really best reflect the most exciting city in the country,” he said about the show’s makeover. “We’re looking for a group of women who are real friends, and who are of diverse backgrounds, races and religions.”
At the end of the day, Williams believes the franchise’s new direction all comes down to the business of it all.
“And if you know anything about business, you know anything about the art of the deal, you can’t close that way. You can’t close when parties involved in the negotiation are unwilling to give, even an inch,” she said. “So, I think that, more than anything, is actually the reason, Carlos, that we are now getting these two shows.”
(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)