The Real Housewives


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The Real Housewives is a reality television series, following the lives of affluent, bourgeois housewives and professional women in the suburban or urban areas of several American cities, with the suffix of the title taking on the name of that metropolitan region. The series airs on Bravo in the United States, on Slice in Canada, ITV2 in the United Kingdom, and various other broadcasters internationally.

The series' base concept and name are provided by the television series Desperate Housewives. However, while the fictional series details the life of one suburban neighborhood, The Real Housewives features women that live in various areas in their respective regions, but still are close friends or in overlapping social circles as some of the women are antagonistic to each other. Despite its name, only some of the housewives are married. As the series expanded, a mixed group of divorcees and single mothers are introduced. While the subjects that are revolved around the show are usually trivial or taboo, the show has also included serious and more realistic issues, involving suicide, divorce, broken relationships, bankruptcy, infidelity, fraud, family feuding, alcoholism, eviction, deadbeat parents, and foreclosures.

The first Real Housewives series, The Real Housewives of Orange County, premiered in March 2006. Its executive producer and creator, Scott Dunlop, produces the original series and is affiliated with all United States versions. There are currently six versions of the series, airing at various times throughout the year: Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Beverly Hills, and Miami. As of June 2013, there are no additional Real Housewives in production with the United States.

The first four series entered weekday broadcast syndication in the majority of U.S. markets on September 13, 2010, with episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County. The Real Housewives of Atlanta started airing episodes in the syndicated time slot on October 25, 2010; The Real Housewives of New York on November 29, 2010; and The Real Housewives of New Jersey on January 17, 2011. More episodes of Orange County and an encore of Atlanta finished off the season. However, the package was not renewed for a further due to low ratings.

Production history

Current Installments

American

Series Premiere Date No. of seasons Current Housewives Current Friends of the Housewives Former Housewives Former Friends of the Housewives
The Real Housewives of Orange County March 21, 2006 8 (finished airing) Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Lydia McLaughlin Lauri Peterson Kimberly Bryant, Jo De La Rosa, Tammy Knickerbocker, Quinn Fry, Jeana Keough, Lynne Curtin, Gretchen Rossi, Alexis Bellino, Peggy Tanous Fernanda Rocha, Sarah Winchester
The Real Housewives of New York City March 4, 2008 6 (currently in production) Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman Kelly Bensimon Bethenny Frankel, Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Cindy Barshop
The Real Housewives of Atlanta October 7, 2008 6 (currently in production) NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Phaedra Parks, Kenya Moore, Porsha Stewart DeShawn Snow, Lisa Wu-Hartwell, Sheree Whitfield, Kim Zolciak Marlo Hampton
The Real Housewives of New Jersey May 12, 2009 5 (currently airing) Teresa Guidice, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga, Kathy Wakile Kim DePaola, Jennifer Dalton Dina Manzo, Danielle Staub Kim Granatell
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills October 14, 2010 4 (currently in production) Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Brandi Glanville, Yolanda Foster, Joyce Giraud, Carlton Gebbia Taylor Armstrong Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof Dana Wilkey, Marisa Zanuck, Faye Resnick
The Real Housewives of Miami February 22, 2011 3 (currently airing) Adriana de Moura, Lisa Hochstein, Lea Black, Joanna Krupa, Alexia Echevarria Marysol Patton, Ana Quincoces Larsa Pippen, Cristy Rice, Karent Sierra

^ Lauri Peterson was originally a main Housewife in the first through fourth seasons, and returned to the series as a Friend of the Housewives in the eighth season.

^ Kelly Bensimon was originally a main Housewife in the second through fourth season, and returned to the series as a Friend of the Housewives in the sixth season.

^ Brandi Glanville was originally a Friend of the Housewives in the second season, but promoted to a main Housewife in the third season.

^ Taylor Armstrong was originally a main Housewife in the first through third season, but was denoted to a Friend of the Housewives in the fourth season.

^ Alexia Echevarria was originally a main Housewife in the first season, became a Friend of the Housewives in the second season and return to the third season as a main Housewife.

^ Marysol Patton was originally a main Housewife in the first and second season, but became a Friend of the Housewives in the third season.

^ Ana Quincoces was a main Housewife in the second season, but became a Friend of the Housewives in the third season.

International

Series Premiere Date No. of seasons Current Housewives Friends of the Housewives Former Housewives
The Real Housewives of Vancouver April 2, 2012 2 (finished airing) Jody Claman, Ronnie Seterdahl-Negus, Mary Zilba, Amanda Hansen, Ioulia Reynolds, Robin Richmond-Reichman Christina Kiesel, Reiko MacKenzie
Les Vraies Housewives
(France)
March 18, 2013 1 (finished airing) Soumaya Aakaboune, Natalie Wizman, Christina Amrani, Karine Kaplan, Christine Snider-Decroix
The Real Housewives of Melbourne 2014 1 (currently in production) Andrea Moss, Gina Liano, Jackie Gillies, Chyka Keebaugh, Janet Roach, Lydia Schiavello

Past Installments

American

Series Premiere Date No. of seasons Housewives
The Real Housewives of D.C. August 5, 2010 1 Mary Amons, Lynda Erkiletian, Stacie Turner, Catherine Ommanney, Michaele Salahi

International

Series Premiere Date No. of seasons Housewives
The Real Housewives of Athens March 4, 2011 1 Ioanna Soulioti, Orthoula Papadakou, Annita Nathanail, Christina Papa, Joe Satratzemi Togou, Fofi Mastrokosta

Spin-offs

Series Premiere date No. of seasons City Starring
Date My Ex July 21, 2008 1 Orange County Jo De La Rosa
Bethenny Ever After... June 10, 2010 3 New York City Bethenny Frankel
Boys to Manzo
(web series)
May 30, 2011 1 New Jersey Albie Manzo, Chris Manzo, Greg Bennett
The Kandi Factory March 4, 2012 1 Atlanta Kandi Burruss
Don't Be Tardy... April 26, 2012 2 Atlanta Kim Zolciak
Havana Elsa
(web series)
September 13, 2012 1 Miami Elsa Patton
Vanderpump Rules January 7, 2013 1 Beverly Hills Lisa Vanderpump
Tamra's OC Wedding September 2, 2013 1 Orange County Tamra Barney
I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding September 17, 2013 1 Atlanta NeNe Leakes
Rich People's Problems 1 Atlanta Phaedra Parks

Related Shows

These series are similar to The Real Housewives format and style, however they are not affiliated with the franchise.

Series Premiere Date No. of seasons Current Housewives Friends of the Housewives Former Housewives
Me'usharot
"Rich Women"
(Israel)
October 24, 2011 2 Nicole Raidman, Lea Shnirer, Jennifer Snookel, Iris Zander, Yael Gal Tali Sinai Riklis, Dafna Shahar, Eti Dudai, Inbar Shenhav
Mulheres Ricas
"Rich Women"
(Brazil)
January 2, 2012 2 Narcisa Tamborindeguy, Val Marchiori, Aeileen Varejão, Andréa de Nóbrega, Cozete Gomes, Mariana Mesquita, Regina Mansur Lydia Saveg, Brunete Fraccaroli Débora Rodrigues


  • ^: Lydia and Brunete are no longer part of Mulheres Ricas main cast, however they are still featured on it as recurring cast members.


Facebook Game

See Real Housewives: The Game In July 2012, Bravo released a social networking video game version of The Real Housewives of New York City titled Real Housewives: The Game. The game, (discontinued), was accessed as a Facebook application.Every week after a new episode airs on TV, a new story was available on the game.



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