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The Real Housewives of D.C. (abbreviated RHODC) is an American reality television series that premiered on August 5, 2010, on Bravo until October 21, 2010. Developed as the fifth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, following The Real Housewives of Orange County, New York City, Atlanta and New Jersey, it aired only one season and documented the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Washington, D.C.

Overview and Casting

The Real Housewives of D.C. featured the lives and politics of five women in the Washington, D.C. area. It followed Mary Amons, Lynda Erkiletian, Cat Ommanney, Michaele Salahi and Stacie Scott Turner. On April 7, 2011, Bravo announced that The Real Housewives of D.C. had been cancelled. This was a first in the history of the franchise that one of its United States installments failed to be renewed.

On November 13, 2015, Andy Cohen revealed the reason for the cancellation was due to "a stink" the Salahis left on the show; however, he also revealed that he had wanted to bring it back for a second season.

In 2015, the network announced a new installment of The Real Housewives franchise based in the D.C. area entitled The Real Housewives of Potomac. Cohen commented on the decision to make another effort by saying that the cast of the Potomac series is more appropriate for a reality series describing it as "all Bravo and no CNN", also adding that the show is "staying far away from the political drama," in contrast to The Real Housewives of D.C. On December 2, 2016, Cohen spoke of how he fought for a second season of The Real Housewives of D.C. but lost, also describing The Real Housewives of Potomac as a "D.C. adjacent."

Timeline of Housewives

Housewives Seasons
Mary Amons Main
Lynda Erkiletian Main
Cat Ommanney Main
Michaele Salahi Main
Stacie Scott Turner Main


See Also: List of RHODC Episodes

Season Episodes Originally Aired
First Aired Last Aired
1 11 August 5, 2010 October 21, 2010