"Dancing With the Stars" is about to begin a brand new season with several celebrities vying for the mirrorball trophy. Each season brings new faces, some more familiar than others. This time around, Erika Jayne from the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" will be competing. She isn't the first housewife to be on the show and she likely won't be the last.

Other 'housewife' contestants

Aside from Erika Jayne competing on the upcoming season, there have been a few other housewives on the show. Lisa Vanderpump danced for a shot at the trophy and she was also from the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Two former Atlanta ladies also took a shot at winning, NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak.

It seems that the casting people at "Dancing With the Stars" are avoiding certain franchises and the "Real Housewives of New York" is certainly one of them.

Rumors have been circulating that "Dancing With the Stars" has completely snubbed the ladies from the "Real Housewives of New York." It is unclear why that franchise isn't alluring the to the casting person but speculation suggests the views have been falling whereas on the other shows they have not. According to Radar Online, Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, and LuAnn de Lesseps have all wanted to join the show and all were axed as possibilities.

Could the 'RHONY' ladies pull it off?

Fans who watch both shows can see the women mentioned competing and it being worth it if only for the ratings.

"Dancing With the Stars" has been on for several seasons and each year there is always one celebrity who makes a fool of themselves. Some believe that would be right up the alley of some of the "Real Housewives of New York" stars. The only one who likely wouldn't want to compete or be associated with something like it is Carole Radziwill, though that is purely an observation as she has not commented either way.

As the new season of "Dancing With the Stars" approaches, Bravo fans will be watching to support Erika Jayne and her bid for the mirrorball trophy. She is in shape to be able to kick butt but there is some fierce competition waiting for her out there!