|Cecily Strong and LeeAnne Locken will appear on Watch What Happens Live on Monday, May 2|
I've said it before. There are two measures of success when it comes to the hierarchy on a Bravo reality TV show: One, is the seating order at the shows reunion episode. The most important characters are seated closest to Andy Cohen. The further away from him you are on the couch, the least impact Bravo feels you had on the season. The other, is getting invited to appear on Andy's nightly talk show Watch What Happens Live to represent your series. Brandi Redmond was the first Real Housewife of Dallas to sit on the WWHL clubhouse. Last week, Cary Deuber and her "magical junk" got to take a seat. And next up in the Watch What Happens Live clubhouse will be LeeAnne Locken! Joining LeeAnne and Andy Cohen will be Cecily Strong from Saturday Night Live. I wonder if she will do an impression of LeeAnne? LeeAnne's boyfriend, Rich Emberlin, and I are going along for the ride so stay tuned for some behind-the-scenes pics!
If you are interested in the actual ratings (which aren't great) click over to Uncle Barky's blog for a more analytical conversation about the show. Ed is a TV industry insider and knows all when it comes to the science of series renewal. Ed laments that Episode 3 of RHOD "averaged just 828,000 viewers nationally, down from a weak 1,076,000 for the April 11th premiere and 920,000 for last week’s (April 18) hour. Worse yet, RHOD dropped a notch to a .3 rating among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds after hitting a tepid .4 mark for the first two episodes." I blame it on the poop. Bark notes that only 2010’s Real Housewives of D.C. has been canceled after just one season.... so let's hope that despite the less than stellar rating's Bravo hangs in there with us and gives the franchise a second chance to let America fall in love with them.
There's a lot more drama and fun to come, so hang in there! Tune in to Bravo at 9:00 PM CST on Monday, May 2 for episode four titled "Mouth of the South". (Click here for a sneak peek!) Stephanie and Brandi hit the road for a family trip to visit Stephanie’s parents in Coweta, Oklahoma. Back in Dallas, Cary will take another step toward building a friendship with Tiffany and extend an invite to join her for yoga. Marie hosts a lavish cocktail party where an embarrassing revelation about LeeAnne comes to light. Tiffany’s effort to broker peace between Brandi and LeeAnne backfires with disastrous results. When episode four is over STAY TUNED for LeeAnne's appearance on WWHL at 10:00 PM CST.