‘Real Housewives’ heads to D.C.

Bravo looks to cast locals for fifth season

Bravo is developing a fifth edition of its “Real Housewives” series, to be set in Washington, D.C., and has begun scouring the area for candidates. No specific timetable for bringing the show to air has been announced.

The nonscripted franchise, focusing on the lifestyles of upper-crust women in various cities, has shifted its focus eastward since debuting with “The Real Housewives of Orange County” in March 2006. Subsequent outings have focused on women in New York, Atlanta and New Jersey.

The premiere this month of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” drew 1.3 million viewers in the adults 18-49 demo and 1.7 million total, while part one of “The Real Housewives of New York City” reunion special garnered 2.3 million viewers. In November, an Atlanta reunion set an all-time franchise record for a single airing with 3 million.

The original “Orange County” series, which averaged more than 2 million viewers in its fourth season, continues to be the “Real Housewives” bellwether.

Locally based Half Yard Prods. (“Real Cowboys: Wyatt Earp”) is developing the D.C. version of the series for Bravo.

More TV

  • LEGION -- "Chapter 10" - Season

    'Legion': Jeph Loeb, Nathaniel Halpern Talk 'X-Men' Universe Connections

    Bravo is developing a fifth edition of its “Real Housewives” series, to be set in Washington, D.C., and has begun scouring the area for candidates. No specific timetable for bringing the show to air has been announced. The nonscripted franchise, focusing on the lifestyles of upper-crust women in various cities, has shifted its focus eastward […]

  • JD Pardo Mayans MC

    ‘Mayans MC’ Creator Kurt Sutter Reveals How He Cast Series Lead JD Pardo

    Bravo is developing a fifth edition of its “Real Housewives” series, to be set in Washington, D.C., and has begun scouring the area for candidates. No specific timetable for bringing the show to air has been announced. The nonscripted franchise, focusing on the lifestyles of upper-crust women in various cities, has shifted its focus eastward […]

  • Exclusive - All AroundMandatory Credit: Photo

    Nicole Maines on Why the ScarJo Casting Controversy Matters

    Bravo is developing a fifth edition of its “Real Housewives” series, to be set in Washington, D.C., and has begun scouring the area for candidates. No specific timetable for bringing the show to air has been announced. The nonscripted franchise, focusing on the lifestyles of upper-crust women in various cities, has shifted its focus eastward […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    Elmarie Wendel, '3rd Rock From the Sun' Actress, Dies at 89

    Bravo is developing a fifth edition of its “Real Housewives” series, to be set in Washington, D.C., and has begun scouring the area for candidates. No specific timetable for bringing the show to air has been announced. The nonscripted franchise, focusing on the lifestyles of upper-crust women in various cities, has shifted its focus eastward […]

  • Gabrielle Carteris

    SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Deals on Non-Primetime TV, Telemundo

    Bravo is developing a fifth edition of its “Real Housewives” series, to be set in Washington, D.C., and has begun scouring the area for candidates. No specific timetable for bringing the show to air has been announced. The nonscripted franchise, focusing on the lifestyles of upper-crust women in various cities, has shifted its focus eastward […]

  • Issa Rae, Natasha Rothwell and Yvonne

    'Insecure' Season 3 to Introduce New 'Timely' Show Within The Show

    Bravo is developing a fifth edition of its “Real Housewives” series, to be set in Washington, D.C., and has begun scouring the area for candidates. No specific timetable for bringing the show to air has been announced. The nonscripted franchise, focusing on the lifestyles of upper-crust women in various cities, has shifted its focus eastward […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content