The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
|The Real Housewives of
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||86 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||41–43 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Evolution Media|
|Original run||October 14, 2010– present|
|Preceded by||The Real Housewives of D.C.|
|Followed by||The Real Housewives of Miami|
|Related shows||Vanderpump Rules|
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (abbreviated RHOBH) is an American reality television series that premiered on October 14, 2010 on Bravo. Developed as the sixth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, following The Real Housewives of Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, and D.C., it has aired four seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Beverly Hills, California.
The series originally focused on Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, and Lisa Vanderpump. Grammer left the program after the second season, and was replaced by Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster beginning with the third season. Armstrong and Maloof departed the series at the conclusion of the third season; Joyce Giraud de Ohoven and Carlton Gebbia were introduced in their absences during the fourth season.
Overview and casting
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was announced in March 2010 as the sixth installment in the network's The Real Housewives franchise. The cast was announced on August 31, 2010, with former child actresses (and Paris Hilton's aunts) Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, heiress/businesswoman Adrienne Maloof, restaurant-owner and entrepreneur Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer, who is the former wife of actor Kelsey Grammer, and Taylor Armstrong. Season 1 premiered on October 14, 2010, scoring over 1.5 million viewers and the series' ratings continued to grow, attracting 3.7 million viewers between the 9 pm and 10 pm airings for the January 13, 2011 episode, making it the number one telecast among adults 18-49 versus all cable competition in the time slot. The January 20, 2011, finale became the highest-rated Season 1 episode with 4.2 million when combined with multiple evening reruns. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' first season ranked as the second highest rated first season series of the Real Housewives franchise ever in all demographics, averaging 2.42 million total viewers and 1.71 million adults 18-49. The series also received a 2011 Critics Choice Award for best reality series.
The series' second season renewal was announced in March 2011, with the premiere on September 5, 2011. The entire season one cast returned, with Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey introduced to the series as a "Friends of the Housewives". Camille Grammer left the main cast of the series after season two. The second season was re-edited after the death of Taylor Armstrong's husband, Russell, who committed suicide on August 15, 2011.
The third season premiere aired on November 5, 2012. Brandi Glanville was upgraded to main housewife, and Yolanda Foster was added to the series. Marisa Zanuck was introduced as "Friends of the Housewives", and Camille Grammer held the same title. Faye Resnick officially joined the show as a "Friend of the Housewives" mid-season. Ratings for season 3 decreased from previous seasons. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hit a season high of 2.35 million viewers and a 1.1 rating (18-49 aged viewers) on November 26, 2012, then plunged by 34% to a two-season low on March 11, 2013 with 1.56 million viewers and a 0.7 18-49 rating.
The series was officially renewed for a fourth season on April 2, 2013. Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Brandi Glanville, Lisa Vanderpump, Yolanda Foster all returned. Adrienne Maloof did not return to the series for the fourth season, nor did she attend the season three reunion that was filmed March 1, 2013. Camille Grammer and Faye Resnick did not appear at all. Marisa Zanuck later revealed that producers did not ask her to return for the fourth season. TMZ posted a video of musician Rod Stewart stating that his wife, Penny Lancaster, turned down an offer from Bravo to be a part of the cast for the fourth season.Speculation began in April 2013 that Lisa Rinna would be joining the series for the fourth season, but a representative for Bravo stated that — at the time — there was "no truth" to the story. E! News confirmed on June 22, 2013, that Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud de Ohoven have joined the cast as main housewives while Taylor Armstrong has been demoted to a guest role. Season 4 premiered on November 4, 2013. The ratings dropped considerably in season 4, with the finale being the lowest rated in the show's history.
The fifth season renewal of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was announced in April 2014. On May 28, 2014, it was reported that both Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia will not be returning for the upcoming season. The fifth season began filming June 20, 2014, with Lisa Vanderpump, Brandi Glanville, Kim and Kyle Richards, and Yolanda Foster returning. By July 2014, it was reported that Rinna had signed on for the fifth season. Most of the same sites soon began confirming that another Days alum, Eileen Davidson, has also signed on for the fifth season. In addition, Maloof and Grammer are reportedly returning to the series as the friends of the Housewives. In October, Armstrong also confirmed she has filmed for the upcoming season in a guest role. This marks the first Housewives in the franchise to have all original cast make an appearance in its fifth season.
Timeline of housewives
|Current main housewives|
|Former main housewives|
|Friend of the housewives|
|Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Season Finale||Reunion||DVD Release Date|
|1||17||October 14, 2010||January 20, 2011||January 27, 2011
February 1, 2011
|June 28, 2011|
|2||24||September 5, 2011||January 23, 2012||January 30, 2012
February 6, 2012
February 13, 2012
|December 4, 2012|
|3||22||November 5, 2012||March 25, 2013||March 25, 2013
April 1, 2013
|4||23||November 4, 2013||March 10, 2014||March 17, 2014
March 24, 2014
March 31, 2014
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