Now that Bravo has officially picked up a third season of The Real Housewives of New York City, producers are now on the lookout for new Manhattan ladies to join the show. At this point, it's still not known whether the hiring of new stars would mean an expansion for the cast or that some of its original cast members won't be returning. On the other hand, recruiting for a new castmate is turning out to be a difficult task these days.
Bryce Gruber, a New York socialite and entrepreneur, was supposed to join the new season of The Real Housewives of New York City. According to the press release, she was scouted for the show in early June and was filmed with the workforce of her successful website, TheLuxurySpot.com, at Morton's Steakhouse in New York City.
The businesswoman appeared to be what The Real Housewives of Atlanta was looking for until Gruber reportedly backed down from shooting any more footage for the show. Evidently, some questionable press about her family was published in several major newspapers and tabloids and Gruber wasn't pleased with all the negative publicity.
As an alternative to The Real Housewives of New York City, Gruber has been asked to work on a new reality show focusing her life and business. The 25-year-old single mother, who is also the owner of IntenCity Global, a firm which specializes in delivering marketing, public relations and branding services to clients within the beauty and fashion industries, floats through some of New York's finest social circles while raising her six-month old son.
Expect Gruber to juggle motherhood, business, glamorous events, dating and running a household on her new series, which is set to begin filming in late August, for the fall/winter 2009 airing.