The Real Housewives
The Real Housewives

The renowned American media franchise has entertained many people through having lives of different affluent housewives being filmed in their daily life. Furthermore, from different counties within the United States, the reality series has broadcasted on Bravo. Starting in Orange County, the series has grown to cover different other counties such as  Atlanta, New York City, D.C., Beverly Hills, Miami, Potomac, New Jersey, Dallas as well as Salt Lake City, thus being an all-time entertainment.

On the other hand, the success of the cast has also encompassed international viewership, with international versions being broadcasted in various channels all over the world.


The reality show was created by Scott Dunlop, Kevin Kaufman, and Patrick Moses and would first start airing in the United States through Bravo as the original network. In May 2005, the American TV channel Bravo announced the airing of the reality shows The Real Housewives.

The inspirations of this series were by soap operas Desperate Housewives and Peyton Place. Their idea was filming upper-class women in their daily lives. The specific women were from Orange County from a picturesque Southern California gated community.

From the community, the record has it that an average home has a price tag of $1.6 million; thus, the residents led glamorous and were mainly CEOs as well as retired professional athletes. IN January 2006, the name The Real Housewives of Orange County was announced, and later on, on 21 March 2006, the show premiered.


Having started as The Real Housewives of Orange County, the success of the first series inspired other spinoffs. The next in the list was the series Manhattan Moms that included an electrifying group of socialites together with their families. While production started in September 2007, the spinoff was retitled to The Real Housewives of New York City in January the following year. The series premiered on the 4th of March 2008 to the much-awaiting viewership.

Next in line was The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which premiered on 7 October 2008, having been announced in June. As the previous series, this was also successful and amassed a huge viewership all over the United States.

-Then came the mentioning of The Real Housewives of New Jersey May 2008 before the previous series could even be confirmed. On 12 May 2009, the series on New Jersey premiered for a successful run.

The series that followed up next announced in October of 2009 was The Real Housewives of D.C. After one season to The Real Housewives of D.C., the season ended on 21 October 2010, having premiered on 5th August 2010.

The next series announced in March of 2010 was The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. After production was over, the series premiered on the 14th of October 2010. Before this series could even be complete, the next in the line was already in the kitchen.

The next spinoff was The Real Housewives of Miami, which premiered between 22 November 2011 and 4 November 2013. This series went for three-season, thus encompassed a larger viewership than the short ones.

The next series was The Real Housewives of Potomac, which premiered on 17 January 2016 while The Real Housewives of Dallas premiered on 11 April 2016. November 2019, on the other hand, saw the announcement of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.

While there will be future casts of this series, Andy Cohen, the executive producer of this series, indicates that a fall in the rating will trigger the end of it and would rather have Star edition that would help wrap it up. However, this has not been the case yet.

The successful series has inspired other International installments of The Real Housewives. These include; The Real Housewives of Athens, Mulheres Ricas, The Re `1111 al Housewives of Vancouver, Les Vraies Housewives, The Real Housewives of Melbourne, The Real Housewives of Cheshire, The Real Housewives of Auckland, The Real Housewives of Sydney, The Real Housewives of Toronto, The Real Housewives of Hungary, The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, The Real Housewives di Napoli as well as The Real Housewives of Bangkok

Cohen also noted that not in all counties that the cast would get success. For instance, they cast in Chicago, Greenwich, San Francisco, as well as Houston; however, they did not pursue.

Criticism towards the cast has risen due to how they portray the woman as being a shopper, whereas, on the other hand depicting that financial wealth translates to a happy life. On the other hand, others are another opinion that racial segregation played the part with less African-American women featuring in all spinoffs except in Potomac and Atlanta casts.

Awards & Achievements

The real Housewives Cast has been running from 2006 up to date and has included a total of 117 housewives within the United States by May 2020. Having promoted many to stardom, the cast has had a successful run all over the United States. More awards will continues as the series is not over yet as various spinoffs are yet to come.

Besides, by the fact that the cast has run for tears in addition to inspiring different spinoffs as well as various international installments shows the magnitude as well as the achievement after the establishment of the cast.

Net Worth of The Real Housewives in 2024

The Real Housewives Net Worth
The Real Housewives Net Worth

While the cast includes various women from different parts of the United States, it is clear that these women are from the affluent and mighty in the places they come from. This includes CEO’s as well as retired athletes. The net worth of the cast has not yet been revealed owing to the huge number of women involved in the cast.

The successful cast, The Real Housewives, has run for years amassing a huge viewership all over the world while, on the other hand, inspiring spinoffs even internationally. The success of the cast has been due to hard work put in having the right members as well as the right personnel in making sure the cast are clear. While there are some criticisms, the cast remains a huge boom in reality shows, as well as being at the top of others.


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