Bravo has announced it has begun production on Manhattan Moms, the working title of a new The Real Housewives of Orange County-like docu-reality series that will follow a group of New York City matriarchs and their families.

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An East Coast version of The Real Housewives -- which first premiered on Bravo in Spring 2006 -- Manhattan Moms will chronicle the lives of several mothers as they balance their busy schedules.

"Manhattan Moms is a fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the privileged lives of New York's wealthy socialites," said Frances Berwick, Bravo's executive vice president of programming and production. "We'll watch as they juggle calendars packed with charity fund-raising galas and the social whirl of the Hamptons, with interviews for elite private schools and high-powered careers."

Bravo did not announce a premiere date for the tentatively-titled series.

Manhattan Moms is produced by Ricochet Television Inc. with Lenid Rolov serving as executive producer.