The Real Housewives of Houston
Is this the end for the Houston Housewives? Bravo's Andy Cohen says no more
It's bad news for Houston socialites and reality show addicts alike.
Andy Cohen, Bravo's president of original programming and development, is saying that Miami will be the last city with a Real Housewives franchise, telling OK! magazine "I really feel like we're done."
Of course that might not stop the cameras rolling in Houston. Two rival casts started to form with different producers in last summer, although we haven't heard of any filming. Both projects — one from Austin producer Ashley Chiles and another by Ron Muccianti from Los Angeles, are positioning themselves as possibilities to get picked up by Bravo's copyrighted franchise.
Cohen has hedged from his original comments, telling The New York Post "We're pleased with the number of cities and locations we currently have."
But surely Bravo can do better than to end on the lackluster Miami, which only earned the Housewives seal of approval after the fourth season of The Real Housewives of New York was temporarily shelved for for being too boring.
With the disastrous Washington D.C. cast unofficially scrapped, there should be room for a Texas version. And with lunatic Danielle fired and all the women on The Real Housewives of New Jerseygoing broke, how long can that franchise really last?
The Internet seems to have some buzz about a potential Real Housewives of Dallas, and there are reports of a Real Housewives-like casting call in San Francisco. But we hope Cohen reconsiders his ban on Housewives expansion.
After all, if you are looking for blinged-out, dramatic, positively ridiculous women, Texas girls can bring it like the best of them — just with bigger hair.