Not all Real Housewives franchises are made to last — or are they? After launching shows in Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and Beverly Hills, Bravo created the Real Housewives of Miami.
Season 1, which starred Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, Larsa Pippen and Cristy Rice, premiered in February 2011. After Larsa and Cristy left the series, Lisa Hochstein, Joanna Krupa, Ana Quincoces and Karent Sierra joined the cast for seasons 2 and 3. While RHOM last aired in 2013, Andy Cohen didn’t confirm that the show was done for good until 2016.
“I knew the first question [during a Q&A in Miami] was going to be when is The Real Housewives of Miami coming back, and I said, ‘Never say never,’” the Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host wrote in his 2016 book, Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries. “But I could see from the women’s faces that they didn’t believe me and then I kind of didn’t believe me, but I was getting nostalgic for them.”
After Cohen’s book was released, Lea reflected on the show in a YouTube video.
“It wasn’t the ratings because the ratings were equal to many of the other shows on the air at the time so I don’t think it was the ratings. The scheduling might have had something to do with it because they [Bravo] changed every week, it was on a different night or different times so that was a little confusing,” she said in December 2016. “For me, it was just a blip on my radar, it was four years, 30 episodes, three seasons out of my life. I met some interesting people, some of it was a bit of fun and I learned some hard lessons you know things you not only experienced in life, like people willing to do anything for attention.”
Three years later, Lisa made headlines when she told Page Six that she was “super close” to Alexia, Marysol and Adriana.
“Who wouldn’t be interesting a reboot?” she quipped in June 2019.
After the network aired a season 3 marathon in April 2020 to encourage fans to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, Us confirmed NBC’s streaming service Peacock picked up RHOM for season 4.
Larsa, Lisa and Alexia returned in full-time roles with Adriana and Marysol as “friends.” New Housewives included Guerdy Abraira and Julia Lemigova and “friend” Kiki Barth. The same group filmed season 5.
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