Southern Charm

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Southern Charm is an American reality television series that debuted on March 3, 2014 on Bravo. The series chronicles the personal and professional lives of seven socialites who reside in Charleston, South Carolina. The show focuses on the Southern culture and political history of the area, and has featured local historical places like Lewisfield Plantation and the Mikell House.

The series originally focused on Craig Conover, Cameran Eubanks, Jenna King, Thomas Ravenel, Shep Rose, and Whitney Sudler-Smith. The series currently focuses on Conover, Rose, Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, Austen Kroll, Leva Bonaparte, Madison LeCroy, and John Pringle. Of the original charmers, King left after the first season, Sudler-Smith departed after the third (but continued to appear in a recurring capacity), Ravenel left after the fifth, and Eubanks confirmed her departure after season six. The remaining charmers joined in later seasons; Calhoun Dennis in the second, Kroll in the fourth, and Bonaparte, LeCroy, and Pringle in the seventh. Past charmers include: Landon Clements (seasons 2-4), Chelsea Meissner (recurring season 4, main seasons 5-6), Naomie Olindo (recurring seasons 3-5, main season 6), and Eliza Limehouse (season 6).

On July 14, 2014, Southern Charm was renewed for a second season, which premiered on March 16, 2015. Jenna King did not return. The second season featured Craig Conover, Shep Rose, Cameran Eubanks, Thomas Ravenel, and Whitney Sudler-Smith all returning, with Kathryn Calhoun Dennis and Landon Clements joining the main cast.

The third season premiered on April 4, 2016. All cast members returned from the previous season. The fourth season was announced on February 16, 2017 and premiered on April 3. Sudler-Smith left the main cast after season three, and was featured in a recurring capacity in following seasons. Conover, Rose, Eubanks, Ravenel, Dennis and Clements all returned for season four, with Austen Kroll being added to the main cast.

In February 2018, Bravo announced the fifth season and it premiered on April 5, 2018. Clements did not return, and Chelsea Meissner was promoted to the main cast for season five. In August 2018, Ravenel announced his departure from the show after five seasons due to sexual assault allegations against him, as well as claiming that the show "took advantage of him." Bravo confirmed his departure in September 2018 after Ravenel was arrested and charged with assault and battery. The sixth season premiered on May 15, 2019, with Eubanks, Rose, Conover, Dennis, Kroll, and Meissner all returning, with both Naomie Olindo and Eliza Limehouse added to the main cast.

Season seven was announced on September 24, 2020 and premiered on October 29, 2020. Filming of the seventh season was paused in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In May 2020, it was confirmed that Cameran Eubanks, Naomie Olindo, and Chelsea Meissner would not be returning to the show for the seventh season. In August 2020, Eliza Limehouse confirmed that she too was departing the series ahead of season seven. Leva Bonaparte, Madison LeCroy, and John Pringle were introduced as series regulars, joining Conover, Rose, Dennis, and Kroll in the main cast.

Cast members

Name Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Main cast members
Craig Conover colspan="7"
Cameran Eubanks colspan="6" colspan="1"
Jenna King colspan="1" colspan="6"
Thomas Ravenel colspan="5" colspan="1" colspan="1"
Whitney Sudler-Smith colspan="3" colspan="4"
Shep Rose colspan="7"
Landon Clements colspan="1" colspan="3" colspan="3"
Kathryn Dennis colspan="1" colspan="6"
Austen Kroll colspan="3" colspan="4"
Chelsea Meissner colspan="2" colspan="1" colspan="1" colspan="2" colspan="1"
Eliza Limehouse colspan="3" colspan="1" colspan="1" colspan="1" colspan="1"
Naomie Olindo colspan="2" colspan="3" colspan="1" colspan="1"
Leva Bonaparte colspan="6" colspan="1"
Madison LeCroy colspan="1" colspan="2" colspan="2" colspan="1" colspan="1"
John Pringle colspan="6" colspan="1"


Main article: List of Southern Charm episodes


On October 27, 2016, Bravo ordered a spin-off series to Southern Charm, titled Southern Charm Savannah. The series follows the same premise as its predecessor series but is set in Savannah, Georgia. The series is produced by Haymaker Production and Aaron Rothman, Irad Eyal, Sara Nichols, Luke Neslage and Jessica Chesler, Jason Weinberg, Bryan Kestner and Whitney Sudler-Smith serve as the series' executive producers. The series premiered on May 8, 2017.

In April 2017, Bravo announced it was ordering two spin-offs, Southern Charm New Orleans and RelationShep. RelationShep premiered on December 4, 2017, and followed the Southern Charm cast member as he looked for love. Southern Charm New Orleans premiered on April 15, 2018 and its second season premiered on June 2, 2019.

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