‘RHUGT: RHONY Legacy’ cast officially revealed after behind-the-scenes tumult

The cast of “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy” is here.

Peacock announced Monday that Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Kelly Bensimon and Kristen Taekman will star in the upcoming fifth season of the spinoff series.

The ladies will jet off to Saline Beach in St. Barts and stay at the same home as the “Real Housewives of New York City” Season 5 cast trip.

The premiere date “will be announced at a later time,” according to a press release obtained by Page Six.

“RHONY” fan favorite Jill Zarin noticeably did not make the cut.

Bethenny Frankel, who has been vocal about having no interest in starring on the “boring” reboot, will not be returning either.

Kristen Taekman posing for a solo shot
Taekman will return to Bravo after an 8-year hiatus.
Kelly Bensimon posing for a photo by a staircase
Bensimon has stayed close with several of her former co-stars after leaving the show prior to Season 5.

Meanwhile, Taekman may come as a surprise to viewers, as she only starred on Seasons 6 and 7 nearly 10 years ago. Bensimon has also been absent from the franchise since after Season 4.

Page Six broke the news in January that the proposed idea of a full-on “RHONY” series reboot had fallen apart during contract negotiations, so producers transitioned to a “RHUGT”-style show (where the ladies jet off and take a days-long vacation together).

Sources previously told us that Zarin, 59, played a significant role in the negotiations going awry and Bravo rescinding the initial “Legacy” offers, so she wasn’t given an offer for the revamp.

Jill Zarin posing for a solo photo
Zarin will not star on the highly anticipated reboot.
Jill Zarin, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan talking on "RHONY"
Sources previously told Page Six that Zarin stalled the original contract negotiations in January.
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Luann de Lesseps posing with roses
Fans will see De Lesseps on both “Crappy Lake” and the new “RHONY” series.

However, Zarin recently teased to Page Six that it was more of a mutual decision.

“’Legacy’ didn’t happen because it just wasn’t meant to happen, that’s the truth,” she told us last week.

“It has nothing to do with me. It has to do with the producers and what they decided to do. I don’t really know.”

Sonja Morgan posing on a chair
Morgan has starred on “RHONY” since Season 3 in 2010.
Ramona Singer posing for a solo photo
Meanwhile, Singer was initially out on “RHONY Legacy” but has since changed her mind.
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Dorinda Medley posing for a solo photo
Medley was put on “pause” prior to Season 13, but that has come to an end.

The new Peacock series will air after fans get a minor “RHONY” fix with Morgan and De Lesseps upcoming spinoff, “Crappy Lake.”

Singer, 66, initially exclusively told Page Six that her time on “RHONY” had come to an end in November, but insiders spilled she had a change of heart over the last few months.

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Last March, Bravo announced that they were completely rebooting and recasting the beloved franchise while later reuniting fan favorite alums on a spin-off.

“RHONY” was at a crossroads after Season 13 both with fans and among the cast – especially between newcomer Eboni K. Williams and Singer.

Luann De Lesseps, Jill Zarin, Bethenny Frankel, Kelly Bensimon, Ramona Singer, Alex McCord   posing for a "RHONY" cast photo
Over a year ago, Bravo revealed they’d be picking out some past “RHONY” cast members to star on their own show.
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Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps sitting and talking on "RHONY"
A premiere date has not been announced.
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Williams, 39, accused the “RHONY” OG of racism which led to the network conducting a third-party investigation. The investigation ultimately resulted in Bravo reevaluating the show.

The new “RHONY” – which stars Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Erin Dana Lichy, Jenna Lyons, Jessel Taank and Brynn Whitfield – premieres July 16 on Bravo.

A premiere date for the “Legacy” spin-off has not been announced.

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