Practically from the moment Bravo launched its first Real Housewives show featuring people who seemed to be neither housewives nor actually real, we wondered when Bravo would get around to The Real Housewives of Dallas.
The answer: 2016.
Bravo announced RHOD on Wednesday afternoon, along with The Real Housewives of Potomac. The latter will premiere at 8 p.m. CST on Jan. 17; there’s not a date yet for the Dallas edition, but it will be sometime in 2016.
“We're happy to extend the franchise with Potomac and Dallas giving Bravo fans more of what they desire: stories of dynamic women who make us laugh, cry, cheer and experience unforgettable moments we can’t stop talking about,” Shari Levine, executive vice president, current production, Bravo Media, says in a release.
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Andy Cohen, the face of Bravo and an executive producer of the The Real Housewives franchise, says in the release that RHOD is .”a natural extension of the franchise with a Southern twist that 'y’all' will enjoy.”
Y’all should probably expect some Texas cliches, too, as the release also makes reference to “the truly over-the-top Lone Star State” and says that The Real Housewives of Dallas “proves that bigger is in fact better.”
No cast is mentioned in the release, but we get this:
“The Real Housewives of Dallas 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.”
According to Dallas lifestyle blogger Cynthia Smoot, the series originated as Ladies of Dallas, which was announced in March. “A source tells me that once filming wrapped and they started editing the show, Bravo execs were ecstatic over the footage and in a unanimous decision it was decided that the show would not air as Ladies of Dallas, but launch as RHoD,” Smoot writes on her Oh, So Cynthia site.
Smoot didn’t have details about the cast, and a Bravo publicist said that the network isn’t ready to release details yet — including whether any of these Dallas housewives is actually from Fort Worth or other points west.
Bravo has done Dallas before, with Most Eligible Dallas and Courtney Loves Dallas, both of which featured Fort Worth-bred Courtney Kerr.
Real Housewives of the Potomac, byt the way, is set in Potomac, Md., a “cozy, upscale enclave with gated mansions, rolling hills and exclusive country clubs,” just outside of Washington. Bravo has released a trailer for that one: