First Orange County, CA, then New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey and now the nation’s capital. I first read this at the Daily Beast, which lead me to the Huffington Post which lead me to Bravo.com.
Bravo is heading to the nation’s capital for the next installment of the hit Housewives series. Now in development, the show is set to follow some of Washington’s hottest power players. The city is full of political insiders, style mavens, and high society debutantes, so the wives are sure to be an interesting bunch.
Bravo 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. These leading members of D.C. society are in the know and comfortable discussing everything from the economy to high fashion. They are the talk of the town in the most powerful city in the world.
The casting for this one should be very interesting. Will Bravo limit their search to Wards 2 and 3 which include Georgetown, Tenleytown, The Palisades, American University Park and Chevy Chase or will they expand to other wards? I do have a feeling that Ward 8 won’t get a look see. Just sayin’ folks 😉
UPDATE: Lisa De Moraes from the Washington Post has a little more detail about the upcoming Real Housewives of D.C.
Expect to see the series hit Bravo’s lineup in about a year, Andy Cohen, the network’s senior vice president of original programming and development, says.
The new series will “tap 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,” the network announced.
They’ve already put about 25 housewives on tape, Cohen says. The producers will now “lock down on” the handful of women who will make it to air. They’re looking for a very “brand specific” Washington chick, Cohen said. That is: “wealthy, independent, strong, politically connected, outspoken” — and, horsey. Yes, some of the finalists are “active in the horse community,” Cohen says.
Translation: They’re auditioning housewives from Wards 2 and 3 in D.C. and probably Northern Virginia.