The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
|The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4 (Filming)|
|No. of episodes||63 (aired) (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Alex Baskin
|Running time||40 to 43 minutes
|Production company(s)||Evolution Media|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|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 is an American reality television series on Bravo. The sixth installment in the network's The Real Housewives franchise, production for the Evolution Media series began in March 2010 and debuted on October 14, 2010. Despite the show's title, none of the women actually live in Beverly Hills, California. Lisa Vanderpump and former star Adrienne Maloof, however, reside in a part of Los Angeles zoned within the 90210 ZIP code. Most of the other women live in other neighborhoods of Los Angeles, except for Yolanda Foster, who lives in Malibu, and Kim Richards.
The series started out with former child actresses (and Paris Hilton's aunts) Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, heiress/businesswoman Adrienne Maloof, restaurant-owner and entrepreneur Lisa Vanderpump-Todd, Camille Grammer, who is the former wife of actor Kelsey Grammer, and Taylor Armstrong.
The series was renewed for a second season which premiered on September 5, 2011. The entire Season 1 cast returned, with Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey appearing 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 Monday, August 15, 2011.
The third season premiere aired on November 5, 2012. Brandi Glanville has been upgraded to main housewife, and Yolanda Foster is the newest addition to the series. Marisa Zanuck and Camille Grammer are "Friends of the Housewives". Faye Resnick officially joined the show as a "Friend of the Housewives" mid-season.
The series was officially renewed for a fourth season on April 2, 2013. As of April 2013, the confirmed cast for season 4 is Kyle Richards, Taylor Armstrong, Brandi Glanville, Lisa Vanderpump, and Yolanda Foster. Kim Richards return has yet to be confirmed. Adrienne Maloof will 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 is also confirmed to not be returning for another season as a Main Housewife nor Friend of the Housewives. Marisa Zanuck confirmed on her blog that she will not be returning for another season on the show. Faye Resnick is also not returning for another season in any capacity.
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 that Lisa Rinna would be joining the series for the upcoming season, but a representative for Bravo has stated there is "no truth" to the story.
Current Housewives 
Taylor Armstrong 
(Season 1 – present)
Taylor Armstrong was born in Independence, Kansas and moved to Beverly Hills eight years ago. She prides herself on being a devoted mother to Kennedy Caroline (born 2006), her daughter with former venture capitalist Russell Armstrong. Taylor is portrayed as being extremely passionate about both her business and her philanthropic work. She serves as Chief Creative Director of BeautyTicket.com and volunteers for the 1736 Family Crisis Center; she has been an advocate for victims of domestic violence since 2004. While Taylor enjoys the luxurious lifestyle Beverly Hills has to offer, she professes a "work hard, play hard" attitude.
Taylor was born Shana Hughes, but has changed her name several times; she has also been known as "Shana Taylor" and "Taylor Ford". After allegations of spousal abuse and alleged money troubles, her husband Russell Armstrong took his own life and was found by Taylor and his landlord on August 15, 2011. A month later, in September 2011, Taylor alleged that she suffered severe physical abuse during her marriage.
Armstrong's memoir, Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within, was released February 7, 2012.
Kim Richards 
(Season 1 – present)
Kim Richards is a former child actress best known for her work in Disney films. She starred in such movies as Escape To Witch Mountain (1975) and No Deposit, No Return (1976), and appeared in various television series, including Nanny and the Professor, James at 15, Hello Larry, Diff'rent Strokes, CHiPS, and Magnum P.I. After co-starring in the feature film Tuff Turf (1985) with James Spader and Robert Downey Jr., Kim decided to go into early retirement and devote her time to raising a family. She has four children: Brooke (25), Whitney (21), Chad (20), and Kimberly (16). Kim, who is currently single, is the younger half-sister of Kathy Hilton ((née Avanzino, later Richards; born 1959), elder sister of fellow Housewife, Kyle Richards (born 1969), and aunt to Hilton's daughters, Paris and Nicky Hilton. She is currently working on various business endeavors including a jewelry and water bottle line that donates proceeds to charity. Kim loves the Beverly Hills lifestyle and says, "You can take the girl out of Beverly Hills but you can't take the Beverly Hills out of the girl".
Kyle Richards 
(Season 1 – present)
Kyle Richards was born in Hollywood, the daughter of Sharon Kathleen (née Dugan; 1933–2002) and Kenneth Edwin Richards (1917–1998). Kyle's siblings are Kathy Hilton (née Avanzino, later Richards; born 1959) and Kim Richards (born 1964). Nicky and Paris Hilton are her nieces. Kyle began acting as a baby star: she appeared in several episodes of the television series Little House on the Prairie; throughout the '70s she guest-starred in several television series and acted in a few horror films: The Car, Eaten Alive, and Halloween; and later she appeared in the Disney children's horror film The Watcher in the Woods. Subsequent roles include Nurse Dori on the hit television series ER and a supporting character part in the film National Lampoon's Pledge This! She has also appeared in episodes of her niece Paris Hilton's reality series, The Simple Life and My New BFF. Her greatest passion is the love of her life (husband Mauricio Umansky) and her four daughters: Farrah, Alexia, Sophia and Portia.
Lisa Vanderpump 
(Season 1 – present)
Lisa Vanderpump (1960) was born and raised in London but lived in Monte Carlo and Cheltenham before moving to California. She was a full-time drama student by the age of nine and starred in numerous television shows and films as a child. Her film debut was playing the daughter of Glenda Jackson in the 1973 dramedy A Touch of Class. In 1982, she married Ken Todd six weeks after meeting him; she was 21, and he was 37. They have two children: daughter Pandora (1986) and son Max (December 7, 1992). With their children now young adults, their four dogs Pikachu, Lollipop, Pomeranian Gigolo (Giggy), and Cocker Spaniel Buki are now their babies.
Vanderpump had bit-roles throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s, including portraying "Baywatch Nights babe" Margo Curtis. She was featured prominently in '80s music videos "Poison Arrow" by the band ABC; and "(What) In The Name of Love", by the duo Naked Eyes.
Vanderpump published the book, Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining, released November 8, 2011.
In 2013, Vanderpump was featured in the RHOBH spin-off, Vanderpump Rules, a reality series about her restaurant SUR. She is currently competiting on the sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars Her partner is former Dancing with the Stars Australia professional, Gleb Savchenko.
Vanderpump used to live in the gated community of Beverly Park, where she lived across the street from Adrienne Maloof. Before filming the third season, she moved in to a new home in Benedict Canyon. Both homes are located in the Beverly Hills Post Office area of Los Angeles.
Brandi Glanville 
(Season 2 – present) (Season 2: Recurring, Season 3: Main)
Brandi Glanville is a former fashion model; she is also a mother to two sons, Mason and Jake, with her ex-husband Eddie Cibrian.
Glanville is the first housewife in the entire franchise to start as a "Friend of the Housewives" and to be promoted to series regular. She appeared in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for season 2 because the show's producers liked her and wanted to give her a test drive on the series, and she made the cut with her drama and feisty attitude. The rumor that Brandi would replace former housewife Camille Grammer, with the latter not returning for season three, was confirmed on April 29, 2012, although Grammer has rejoined the show as a "Friend of the Housewives".
For more than 17 years, Brandi Glanville traveled the world as a high fashion and top runway and print model. She has appeared in Glamour and Cosmopolitan and worked for luxury design houses, such as Giorgio Armani, Chanel, and Gucci. Glanville's debut novel, Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders, co-authored with Leslie Bruce, was released February 12, 2013. Her second book, a cookbook, is in the works.)
Yolanda Foster 
(Season 3 – present)
Yolanda H. Foster is a former model and fourth wife to producer and songwriter David Foster.
Yolanda Foster was born and raised in Papendrecht in the Netherlands. After her father died, when she was aged seven, Foster helped to support her single mother and brother. She became a dishwasher at a local Chinese restaurant at the age of thirteen. She was discovered by world famous modeling agent, Eileen Ford, at the age of sixteen and left the Netherlands to become an international model. She lived and worked in Hamburg, Milan, New York, Paris, Sydney, and Tokyo. Foster married wealthy property developer Mohamed Hadid in 1994 and moved to Los Angeles, where they raised their three children: Gigi, Bella and Anwar. By 2000, she and Hadid had separated; Foster moved to a horse farm in Montecito with her young children and ran an interior design business from home. Court documents revealed after Foster and Hadid divorced, Hadid paid Foster $3.6 million in cash, gave her several mansions along with several expensive cars and receives $30,000 in monthly child support.
Former Housewives 
Camille Grammer 
(Season 1 – 3) (Season 1 - 2: Main, Season 3: Recurring)
Camille Grammer is of Italian and English origin. She first found fame as a dancer, model, and actress. After marrying Hollywood actor Kelsey Grammer in 1997, she worked as a producer and a writer for their company Grammnet Productions. Together, they have a daughter, Mason, and a son, Jude. After a public separation documented in the first season of the series, in July 2010, Camille filed for divorce, seeking primary physical custody of the couple's daughter and son, in addition to child and spousal support. The divorce was finalized on February 10, 2011.
Originally, Camille left the show completely and Brandi Glanville, originally a "Friend of the Housewives", was promoted to regular Housewife to take her place. Now, Camille has stated that she will return to the show and she is now a "Friend of the Housewives". Grammer, who didn't attend the season three reunion, will not be returning to the series for season four due to her desire to keep her personal life away from the media and to spend more time with her family.
Adrienne Maloof 
(Season 1 – 3)
Adrienne Maloof is an Albuquerque, New Mexico, native who moved to Beverly Hills 15 years ago. Adrienne, her mother, and four brothers comprise the Maloof dynasty, whose multi-faceted sports and entertainment enterprise includes the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Sacramento Kings; the Sacramento Monarchs; Maloof Productions' Maloof Music; and the annual Maloof Money Cup skateboarding event. She was earlier married with Dr. Paul Nassif, a rhinoplasty specialist and cosmetic surgeon who previously appeared on E!'s Dr. 90210. The couple have three sons. In July 2012, Adrienne confirmed reports that she and her husband, Paul, were separating after nine years of marriage. On August 28, 2012, Paul filed for divorce seeking joint custody of his and Adrienne's three sons. They reached a divorce settlement on November 8, 2012.
In March 2013, Adrienne announced that the third season of the housewives would be her last.
Housewives History 
|Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Season Finale||Reunion|
|1||17||October 14, 2010||January 20, 2011||January 27, 2011
February 1, 2011
|2||24||September 5, 2011||January 23, 2012||January 30, 2012
February 6, 2012
February 13, 2012
|3||22||November 5, 2012||March 25, 2013||March 25, 2013
April 1, 2013
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 episode, ranking No. 1 in the 9 pm Timeslot Among Adults 18–49 Versus All Cable Competition. And the January 20 finale became the highest-rated Season 1 episode with 4.2 million when combined with multiple evening reruns. Atlanta remains the The Real Housewives of... franchise's highest one time watched episode with 4.4 million viewers with its season 3 finale.
Ratings for season 2 remained strong, averaging over 2.3 million viewers per episode.
Ratings for season 3 dropped significantly 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, then plunged 34% to a two-season low on March 11 with 1.56 million viewers and a 0.7 18-49 rating 
DVD Releases 
|1||17||June 28, 2011|
|2||24||December 4, 2012|
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