The Real Housewives of Miami
|The Real Housewives of Miami|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||41 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||41–43 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Purveyors of Pop|
|Original run||February 22, 2011– present|
|Preceded by||The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills|
|Followed by||The Real Housewives of Vancouver|
|Related shows||Miami Social|
The Real Housewives of Miami (abbreviated RHOM) is an American reality television series that premiered on February 22, 2011 on Bravo. Developed as the seventh installment of The Real Housewives franchise, following The Real Housewives of Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, D.C., and Beverly Hills, it has aired three seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Miami, Florida. Currently the show is in a huge limbo stage over its fate of either being cancelled or being renewed for a fourth season.
The series originally focused on Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, Larsa Pippen, and Cristy Rice. Echevarria, Pippen, and Rice left the program after the first season, and were replaced by Lisa Hochstein, Joanna Krupa, Karent Sierra, and Ana Quincocoes beginning in the second season. Sierra and Quincocoes departed the series at the conclusion of the second season, and were replaced by the returning Echevarria in the third season.
Overview and casting
'Season 1-' On March 10, 2010, Bravo announced the series (then titled Miami Social Club) had been picked up and was to be a restructuring of the 2009 series, Miami Social. Later, after filming was completed on the series, Bravo chose instead to make it another installment in the network's The Real Housewives franchise. Bravo announced on February 3, 2011, that the series would premiere later that month and that the fourth season premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City, originally scheduled for February 15, would be pushed back until April.
'Season 2-' The Real Housewives of Miami was renewed for a second season with season one housewives Larsa Pippen and Cristy Rice not returning. Bravo officially green-lit the return of the series for a second season, on February 9, 2012, with new full-time Housewives casted: Lisa Hochstein, Joanna Krupa, Karent Sierra, and Ana Quincoces. And with Echevarria demoted to recurring because she wanted to have more time to care for her son, who was injured in a car accident in 2011. On July 24, 2012, Bravo officially announced that the second season of The Real Housewives of Miami would premiere on Thursday, September 13 at 9/8c. The second season reunion was filmed on November 30, 2012 and aired in two parts starting on December 27, 2012.
'Season 3-' A third season was confirmed in March 2013 when controversy started as the production company who produces the series, Purveyors of Pop, proposed the use of drones in order to film B-roll aerial shots for the third season. Marysol Patton furthered the confirmation that production had started for season three, when on March 20, 2013, she posted a photo on social media of herself, Ana, Lisa, Adriana, and Alexia attending Miami Fashion Week. Bravo officially announced the third season renewal on April 2, 2013 — although no cast changes, nor premiere date, were revealed. It was announced on June 24, 2013 that the third season would debut on August 12, 2013, with Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein, and Joanna Krupa as main housewives, with Marysol Patton and Ana Quincoces demoted to recurring. Karent Sierra was not asked to return as a main housewife. The season features both Adriana de Moura's wedding to Frederic Marq and Joanna Krupa's wedding to Romain Zago. As of the end of filming on season 3, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and The Real Housewives of Miami are the only two series within the franchise wherein all the main housewives are married. The third season reunion was filmed in New York City on October 17, 2013. All the Housewives in the main cast were in attendance, as was recurring cast member Marysol Patton. Ana Quincoces did not partake in the reunion.
'Season 4-' Alexia Echevarria confirmed on February 6, 2014, that The Real Housewives of Miami will return for a fourth season. In June 2014, Joanna Krupa announced her departure from the series.  Bravo has not confirmed if Miami is returning for a fourth season, however in late September 2014 media sites began to report that production has begun, with Echevarria, De Moura, and Hochstein all returning to full-time roles as well as Patton returning to a full-time role after starring as a part-time "friend" during season three.  Black was not confirmed to return to the series for season four. However other sources dismissed the fact that production has began and stated that the series has neither been renewed or cancelled by Bravo because no official announcement was made. 
Timeline of housewives
|Current main housewives|
|Adriana de Moura||Main|
|Former main housewives|
|Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Season Finale||Reunion|
|1||7||February 22, 2011||March 29, 2011||April 22, 2011|
|2||18||September 13, 2012||December 20, 2012||December 27, 2012
January 3, 2013
|3||16||August 12, 2013||November 4, 2013||November 11, 2013
November 14, 2013
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- "EXCLUSIVE: 'The Real Housewives of Miami' Returning for Season Three". In Touch Weekly. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
- Bibel, Sara (June 24, 2013). "'Real Housewives of Miami' Season 3 to Premiere Monday, August 12 on Bravo". TV by the Numbers.
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- Gajewski, Ryan (October 18, 2013). "Real Housewives of Miami Cast Reacts to "Brutal" Reunion Taping". Wetpaint Entertainment.
- Kristin Dos Santos; Tierney Bricker (February 6, 2014). "Real Housewives of Miami Canceled? Get the Latest! Plus, Find Out Who Freaked Out at the Reunion Special". E! News. NBCUniversal. Retrieved February 6, 2014.