Review | The Real Housewives of Orange County

Credit: Nicole WIlder/Bravo

Airs Sunday 3/6

Us Rating: *1/2

Let's face it: The Housewives franchise -- which now boasts seven entries in total -- needs some weeding out. And judging by season 6's tired opener, the original may be a good place to start. Tamra Barney, now divorced, throws an at-home shopping party for the bunch and fumes when her archrival, Gretchen Rossi, gets tipsy and calls her "an evil bitch." So 2009! Two newbies may add heat later, but for now, these vapid and tacky ladies rank on the low end of the guilty-pleasure scale. (Bravo, 10 P.M.)

--JOHN GRIFFITHS