Sonja Morgan was one of three stars who made the cut when Bravo revamped the cast of Real Housewives of New York. One star who was not so lucky was Jill Zarin. Jill had been with the show since the start and still to this day, she can’t believe they axed her. Following an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, the booted reality star brought in such great numbers for the network that she is rumored to be in talks to return to the show. So, how does Sonja feel about all of that?
“I think if Jill wants to come back on and Bravo wants her, that’s a good idea Â— she makes good TV,” she tells Celebuzz. “You know, they always ask me, do I think these new girls replaced her well? And I say, ‘No one can replace Jill Zarin Â— no one can fill those shoes.”
Many fans of the show would have to agree with Sonja and regardless of how anyone felt about Jill, the dynamic on the show changed when she left. But that was the point, right? It just didn’t feel right not having her, in some opinions. In fact, the show lost nearly 25% of their viewers from the previous season.
Sonja seems to have it right. Like her or not, Jill makes for good TV and unfortunately, Bravo seems to have made the wrong decision when they let her go. Hopefully, they can do whatever is necessary to get people watching again before season 6 returns.