The ‘A-List New York’s‘ second season introduced a straight girl Nyasha who really amped up the drama, but Logo is still up in the air about bringing back the gay answer to Bravo’s ‘Housewives‘ series, and the only sane one on the show, Mike Ruiz, won’t be coming back.
Logo has been keeping quiet about the return of their answer to Bravo’s successful ‘Housewives‘ series ‘The A-List New York‘, and the castmembers have been claiming to be just as in the dark. Sadly, the voice of reason of the bunch, Mike Ruiz, won’t be returning to the show, and after seeing the reunion shows, I couldn’t blame him. It seemed more like the cast penalizes him for not getting sucked into all their needless drama, but Ruiz being over fourty has been through it all so he knows which battles to choose.
Cast member Derek Saathoff had this to say, “I know Mike will continue to do amazing things and I am very happy for him. I don’t think my cast mates or I will be effected by his choice of not returning to the A List NY should there be a 3rd season.” Derek also says he doesn’t know if he’d return for a third season, but I think most of us know the answer to that one.
The one show that’s a bonified hit on Logo is ‘Rupaul’s Drag Race’ which has a pretty much open ended invitation to keep getting renewed. Our sources over at the ever growing cable network let us know that there’s still been no word on ‘A-List’s’ return for a third season. “They’re seeing how the fans react before pulling the trigger. Even though new cast member Nyasha brought plenty of drama to the show, the fan’s reaction was so negative that don’t be surprised if she doesn’t return.”
Our own Miss Sashay was not to crazy about Nyasha as it seems like so many of these shows love to perpetuate the stereotype of the crazy black woman. The ‘A-List Dallas’ hasn’t had much better fan reaction either as Miss Sashay said that going from ‘A-List New York to Dallas’ was like walking from a boutique into a Walmart. I couldn’t have said it any better.
Unlike the other cast members, Ruiz was much more graceful about his reason for not returning. “I benefited from it in many ways but it’s just run its course for me,” Ruiz says. He remains a real class act that the other so called ‘A-Listers’ could learn from.
UPDATE: We just heard from our sources over at Logo, and there’s no intention of renewing the ‘A-List’ New York or Dallas. That’s a sucky 2011 Christmas present for the guys, but we’re hearing that Logo’s going more mainstream, which means featuring gays that are safer for mainstream audiences…like RuPaul and that dreaded little model who’s retiring ‘Eden’ who’s getting her own show. From what we hear she’ll be surrounded by some very flamboyant handlers which seems to be what Logo wants to show to represent gay America now.