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'Real Housewives' stars offered shorter contracts in push for more drama

It seems that from now on, the stars of "The Real Housewives" better deliver their A-game right from the beginning of filming or else they'll be shown the door. As reported by Wetpaint Entertainment on Wednesday, May 28, the housewives are now being offered shorter contracts in order to push them to have more interesting and dramatic storylines from the get-go.

 (L-R) Gretchen Rossi, Lydia McLaughlin, Tamra Barney, Alexis Bellino, and Vicki Gunvalson of 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' attend the 2013 Bravo New York Upfront at Pillars 37 Studios on April 3, 2013 in New York City.
(L-R) Gretchen Rossi, Lydia McLaughlin, Tamra Barney, Alexis Bellino, and Vicki Gunvalson of 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' attend the 2013 Bravo New York Upfront at Pillars 37 Studios on April 3, 2013 in New York City.
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According to a source, the housewives, from all cities, are now only offered contracts that cover eight weeks. Another source added that if a housewife doesn't deliver the drama within the first few weeks of filming, she'll be dropped from the show. Bravo apparently felt that the shorter contracts were necessary because so many housewives now see being part of the show as just a platform to push their own business opportunities and are losing sight of the fact that they need to have interesting storylines.

Producers of "The Real Housewives" have certainly shown that they have no qualms about dropping housewives who are too boring. Some women have been on the show for only one season, such as DeShawn Snow, from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." After she was fired from the show, DeShawn said that producers told her that she was "too human for a circus show" and didn't fit in with the rest of the cast. In other words, she behaved too normal.

Cindy Barshop, from "The Real Housewives of New York City, was also dropped after only one season. After her firing, Cindy said that producers have their reasons for making the decisions that they do and that she's okay with the decision. Both "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and "The Real Housewives of Miami" have had several women leave the show after only one season.

The newest housewives to be shown the door are Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud. Us Weekly reported on Wednesday, May 28, that both women have been fired from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."