Bravo made sure to “mention it all” at BravoCon 2023, dropping show teasers and more bombshell revelations.
The third annual convention kicked off in Las Vegas on Friday, November 3, with more than 150 Bravolebrities appearing at Caesars Forum throughout the weekend.
“I predict chaos. I predict people overdrinking and being overserved in Vegas,” Bravo superfan Danny Pellegrino exclusively told Us Weekly last month, speculating about what would go down at the three-day convention. “And I had a dream that I’m sitting at a blackjack table with Karen Huger [and] just gambling.”
He continued: “I’m really excited about the announcements. Usually, there’s always either new shows or new trailers for seasons. So, that’s what I’m most excited about.”
Danny was in luck because BravoCon started off with a bang — from revealing when Vanderpump Rules season 11 premieres to announcing a brand new Housewife in the franchise.
Keep scrolling for all the revelations:
Bravo Renews Many of Its Hits
In sharing its TV renewals, the network revealed that The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Below Deck Mediterranean, Below Deck Sailing Yacht and Summer House are expected to return in 2024.
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Southern Hospitality, Summer House Martha’s Vineyard and Top Chef will also be back next year, as previously confirmed.
SURving Up New Drama in January 2024
The first panel on Friday revealed that Vanderpump Rules season 11 — the first since Scandoval erupted earlier this year — premieres in January. A brief teaser featured the words, “What a difference one scandal makes.”
Lisa Vanderpump, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Lala Kent, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz will all return as main cast members. Scheana and James’ respective partners, Brock Davies and Ally Lewber, will appear as “friends.”
‘Below Deck’ Sets Sail in February 2024
Season 11 premieres on Monday, February 5, at 9 p.m. ET with a 75-minute supersized episode.
‘Below Deck’ Welcomes New Staffers to the Charter
Below Deck season 11 will see Kerry Titheradge (Below Deck Adventure) captain the charter alongside returning favorites chief stew Fraser Olender and lead deckhand Ben Willoughby.
There will be additional new members of the crew, including chef Anthony Iracane, bosun Jared Woodin, deckhands Marie “Sunny” Marquis and Kyle Stillie and stews Cat Baugh, Xandi Olivier and Barbie Pascual.
Lisa Vanderpump Reacts to Raquel Leviss’ ‘Pump Rules’ Exit
Lisa exclusively spoke with Us Weekly on Friday about Raquel’s decision to leave the show post-Scandoval.
“I think she should’ve come back and spoken to me. And when I say [it would have been] a safe place, I am not putting it out there that it would be anything ever less than safe, but it would be nobody interrupting [her],” Lisa told Us. “Where she could’ve had a conversation and really shared her thoughts because I would be ready to hear that. And I would’ve liked to have seen the growth.”
A New Wife Abroad
The Real Housewives of Dubai will return for a second season — with new Housewife Taleen Marie joining the squad. She will be joined by returning stars Sara Al Madani, Chanel Ayan, Caroline Brooks, Lesa Milan and Caroline Stanbury.
Ramona Singer’s Daughter Avery Attends — Despite ‘RHONY’ Alum’s Absence
After being accused in a Vanity Fair exposé of using the N-word in front of a Black crew member during season 13 of RHONY — and nearly repeating the slur in a text message to a Page Six staffer asking for her response to the article — Ramona skipped the convention. A source told Us that Ramona was “distraught” and planned to “lay low,” while a second insider revealed “it was not her choice to not attend.”
Us confirmed that her daughter, Avery, made an appearance on Friday as her business, Bach Boss, has a booth at the Bravo Bazaar. According to an eyewitness, Avery was in good spirits after her mom’s controversy.
Bring on the Boos
One year after Lisa Rinna was “booed” at BravoCon, Sandoval got the same treatment. During the Pump Rules panel on Friday, attendees shouted their disdain for Sandoval multiple times.
“It feels good to be here in Vegas with everybody. It’s BravoCon, it’s crazy,” the TomTom founder quipped to moderator Karamo Brown. “I’d rather stand here and face it. I don’t know what you do.”
Both Brock and Lala attempted to defend Sandoval. “In a weird, weird way, I don’t care if you f–king boo me,” Lala chimed in. “With everyone really hating on Tom, he still went out, he still performed shows. Life went on. … If I were in his position, I’d tell y’all to go f–k off.”
Ariana Reveals Her and Sandoval’s Living Arrangements
Ariana, who is currently competing on Dancing With the Stars, revealed during the Pump Rules panel that they are not still living in their jointly-owned home.
“I’m currently staying somewhere while I’m doing Dancing because of the chaotic schedule,” she said. “Actively trying to change the ownership of the house situation.”
Airing Uncensored Versions
Andy Cohen announced that for the first time, all Real Housewives and other Bravo franchises will air un-bleeped versions on Peacock.
“Every reunion is going to be f–king uncensored on Peacock,” Andy said during his panel. “Isn’t it fun hearing the F-words in real life?”
From Vegas to Bravo
The TV network ordered a documentary leading up to the opening night of Erika Jayne’s Las Vegas residency. Erika Jayne: Bet It All on Blonde will premiere in the spring of 2024 and air in two parts.
The Ultimate Girls Trip is Coming
It was announced that The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy premieres on Peacock on December 14. Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Luann de Lesseps, Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and Kristen Taekman are set to reunite in St. Barth’s for an epic vacation. The announcement coincided with the release of a teaser clip.
Everyone Loves Captain Jason
Below Deck Down Under captain Jason Chambers is clearly the No. 1 guy at BravoCon, who all the single ladies want to meet (and date).
“Well, I’m a bachelor, right? I am on Bravo, so I’m going to lap it up [and] enjoy it,” Jason quipped to Us on the red carpet, noting he’s already met Lala Kent and Olivia Flowers. “I’ve met Lala [and] we had a great chat.”
Jason also kissed The Real Housewives of Dubai’s Caroline Brooks “on the lips,” which she dutifully told Us.
While Jason previously admitted that he wanted to meet Lindsay Hubbard, she knows he’s a hot commodity around the convention hall. “I mean, yeah, but everyone else does too!” Lindsay told Us of wanting to meet Jason. “And I’m not trying to compete for Captain Jason. If he wants me, he knows where to find me.”
RHONY star Brynn Whitfield also wants to shoot her shot down under. “That captain dude’s cute,” she told Us. “So I’ll slide into his DMs and I’m going to be like, ‘I can’t swim. Help me.’ Men love a damsel in distress.”
‘RHONJ’ Season 14 Debuts New Feuds
The RHONJ panel dropped the first look at the new season, and Teresa Giudice and Rachel Fuda are already at odds.
“You want to be friends with Rachel [and] Margaret [Josephs], I don’t care. If they try to make up some cockamamie s–t, I’m not doing it,” Teresa quipped in the clip. “If she wants to make up, we make up. If she [doesn’t] want to make up, it’s a done deal, because I don’t need friends like that.”
The clip later revealed that Teresa had accused Rachel’s husband, John Fuda, of being a drug dealer after hearing the rumor from one of his exes.
“Stop trying to hit me,” John shouted at Teresa. “F–k, I’m over it. You’re full of s–t. You know what, [you are a] has-been.”
After BravoCon attendees watched John’s expletive-filled rant, they started booing his actions and chanted, “Giudice.”