D.C. Housewives will be the latest in Bravo’s franchise

Bravo is spinning off yet another series from its Real Housewives franchise: The Real Housewives of D.C., which will be the fifth in the series.

In a press release, the network said it “is scouting the D.C. area to identify the city’s alluring and discriminating residents, those women who have their pulse on the most important cultural events, political galas, gallery openings and fundraisers in Washington society” and who “are the talk of the town in the most powerful city in the world.” Bravo executive Frances Berwick said in the announcement that they are “tapping personalities who are among Washington D.C.’s influential players, cultural connoisseurs, fashion sophisticates and philanthropic leaders – the people who rub elbows with the most prominent people in the country and easily move in the city’s diverse political and social circles.”

It’d also be helpful if the don’t mind being ruthlessly mocked for their shallowness, and can handle spending two hours with Andy Cohen.

The series will be produced by Half Yard Productions, which produced Discovery’s American Loggers. Different production companies produce the different spin-offs, perhaps to keep them fresh.

And that’s kind of a challenge with a fifth group of women. They’ve done well so far with the New York and Atlanta spin-offs, although New Jersey hasn’t yet caught my interest and seems comparatively dull, perhaps because it hasn’t yet found its footing, or because the cast is related and thus they actually have to deal with each other once filming ends.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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