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Changes are coming to the Big Apple.
According to a new report from, producers are looking to diversify the current all-white cast of "The Real Housewives of New York." Decisions, though, will have to be made very soon, as season 13 of the show is set to begin filming in the fall.
"Producers are actively searching and in talks with some potential new faces," TMZ said.
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Even without the alleged intent to add diversity to the cast, the reality TV show was already looking to add new personalities, particularly given the fact that two women have recently left.
On Aug. 25, Dorinda Medley, who's been on the show for five seasons, announced she was leaving.
"What a journey this has been. I have laughed and cried and tried to Make it Nice…" she wrote on Instagram. "But all things must come to an end. This was a great outlet for me to heal when my late husband Richard passed away. I have met so many interesting people and learned so much about myself, about life and about women along the way."
Some rumors claim Dorinda was fired from the show, but a source told People magazine it was a mutual decision between Dorinda and Bravo. TMZ has similar reporting.
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also recently left the show.
One of the casting rumors floating around involves Ali Wentworth, wife of George Stephanopoulos. TMZ, though, says those rumors are false, especially since she wouldn't add diversity.
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