Real Housewives of Potomac, Dallas Announced as Latest Bravo Cities: See the Surprising Picks!

The Real Housewives of Potomac
The Real Housewives of Potomac: Charrisse Jackson Jordan, Robyn Dixon, Karen Huger, Gizelle Bryant, Katie Rost, Ashley Boalch Darby Tommy Garcia/Bravo

Surprise! On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Bravo announced that it would be adding not one, but two new cities to the Real Housewives franchise. As Us Weekly previously reported, one of those cities will be Dallas, Texas. But the other pick is much more unexpected.

Charrisse Jackson
Charrisse Jackson Tommy Garcia/Bravo

Potomac, Md., a wealthy town near Washington, D.C., is the second pick for the franchise executive produced by Andy Cohen

The Real Housewives of Potomac
The Real Housewives of Potomac

The Real Housewives of Potomac is the show you never saw coming, and it’s going to take everyone by surprise!,” Cohen said in a statement. “As for The Real Housewives of Dallas, it’s a natural extension of the franchise with a Southern twist that y’all will enjoy.”

Ashley Boalch Darby
Ashley Boalch Darby Tommy Garcia/Bravo

The Real Housewives of Potomac will star Gizelle Bryant, Katie Rost, Karen Huger, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, Robyn Dixon, and Ashley Darby, “all of whom have fought for their places in this society by way of legacy or marriage,” the release reads. 

Karen Huger
Karen Huger Tommy Garcia/Bravo

After The Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. tanked in 2010, Bravo seems to be highlighting the nation’s capital (or at least the adjacent area) with a new approach. 

Gizelle Bryant
Gizelle Bryant Tommy Garcia/Bravo

“Its rolling hills, gated mansions, sophisticated prep schools, and exclusive country clubs all serve to keep the area invitation-only,” the release notes when describing the Maryland town. “Sprinkled throughout this community are a handful of old-line, wealthy African-American families who have historically broken racial barriers to provide the best life possible for their children. In a town where entry is granted only through class, pedigree, and lineage, how far will these ladies go to secure their spot at the top of this prestigious circle?”

The Real Housewives of Potomac 2
The Real Housewives of Potomac

Bravo has not yet announced the cast for The Real Housewives of Dallas, but the network’s statement notes the show “follows a group of sophisticated southern socialites, as they claw their way to the top of the city’s social scene. The series gives an exclusive look into their glamorous galas, scintillating scandals, and enormous egos, to prove exactly why everything is bigger in Texas.”

Katie Rost
Katie Rost Tommy Garcia/Bravo

The Real Housewives of Potomac premieres Sunday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo, and The Real Housewives of Dallas is set to premiere later next year. 

Robyn Dixon
Robyn Dixon Tommy Garcia/Bravo

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