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.
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 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.”
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.
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.
“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?”
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.”
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.
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