Bravo plans multiple new editions of its Real Housewives “franchise”

Bravo has begun casting for multiple new series of its show The Real Housewives, which aired two seasons as The Real Housewives of Orange County. The show, a sort of adult Laguna Beach, except with less maturity, is now branching out to at least one other community.

The network is calling the show a “franchise” and says it is “casting for new editions … in the lavish and privileged Southern California gated communities in Calabasas and Orange County, CA.”

Producers are looking for women in the “[g]eneral age range of early 30’s – mid 40’s,” who are “‘Housewives’ in the present-day sense, lively and energetic, with defined opinions and views. … Women who are married, dating, engaged, divorced or remarried. …. Housewives with active kids over the age of 13 are particularly encouraged to apply!”

Casting will take place Saturday in Calabasas and next week in Orange County.

Bravo Begins Casting For New Editions of Hit Docu-Series “The Real Housewives” Franchise… [Bravo press release]
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