The Real Housewives of Vancouver
|The Real Housewives of Vancouver|
|Based on||The Real Housewives|
|Presented by||Mike Bickerton (Season 1)|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||25 (list of episodes)|
|Production locations||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Running time||40–46 minutes|
|Production company||Lark Productions|
|Original release||April 4, 2012 –|
April 9, 2013
|Followed by||The Real Housewives of Toronto|
The Real Housewives of Vancouver (abbreviated RHOV) was a Canadian reality television series on the Slice cable network. It was the first Canadian installment of The Real Housewives franchise. Production for the Shaw Media-distributed series began in August 2011. The show ended in 2013 and was canceled after its second season.
The series originally focused on Jody Claman, Christina Kiesel, Reiko MacKenzie, Ronnie Negus, and Mary Zilba. The second season lineup consisted of Claman, Negus, Zilba, Amanda Hansen, Robin Reichman and Ioulia Reynolds. Of the original housewives, Kiesel and MacKenzie left after the first season.
Overview and casting
The show premiered on April 4, 2012. The two-hour premiere was the highest-rated premiere in the network's history, attracting 1.2 million viewers. The final episode of season 1 aired on July 4, 2012.
On May 30, 2012, Slice announced that the series was renewed for a second season. Production for season two began on July 9, 2012 with Jody Claman, Ronnie Seterdahl Negus, and Mary Zilba returning with new cast members, Amanda Hansen, Ioulia Reynolds, and Robin Richmond Reichman, whom Slice described as a "former party girl", a "Russian-born beauty" and a "southern belle" respectively. The second season premiered on February 5, 2013. Slice chose to pass on a reunion for the second season in order to provide more episodes rather than having to cut the season even shorter.
On June 6, 2013, Slice announced that it had put the series "on hold" while it explored other programming. On June 27, 2014, Jody Claman stated she was no longer a celebrity during her divorce trial. While the show has not been on air since 2013, Slice have not confirmed nor denied that it has been cancelled. In 2016, former cast members were contacted for a "Where Are They Now?" segment that Slice holds on their main site.
Timeline of housewives
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||15||April 4, 2012||July 4, 2012|
|2||10||February 5, 2013||April 9, 2013|
The series has received rather critical and commercial success outside Canada. The series along with the United States installments have aired on Australian cable network Arena, which is home to its own installments, The Real Housewives of Melbourne and Sydney. In the United Kingdom, the British cable networks ITV2 and later ITVBe have also aired the series. It has never officially aired in the United States, but episodes were briefly available to watch online on Hulu.
As of April 1, 2022 both seasons are now available on Tubi marking it the second time in almost a decade that the show has become available in the U.S. albeit on a streaming service.
Awards and nominations
|2013||1st Canadian Screen Awards||Best Reality/Competition Program or Series||Nominated|
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- Gee, Dana (July 4, 2012). "The Real Housewives of Vancouver: final episode". The Province. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
- Gee, Dana (January 27, 2013). "Real Housewives of Vancouver add new cast members". The Province. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
- Lederman, Marsha (June 21, 2012). "10 things I've learned from Real Housewives of Vancouver". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
- "Ioulia Reynolds to be next Real Housewife of Vancouver?". Canada.com. August 29, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
- Gee, Dana (April 8, 2013). "Does Mary Zilba get a Billionaire on the Real Housewives of Vancouver finale?". The Province. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
- Martin, Russ (September 26, 2020). "The Real Housewives of Vancouver: Where Are They Now?". Slice (TV channel). Retrieved April 19, 2021.
- "The Real Housewives of Vancouver starts now, only on Arena!". Facebook. Arena.
- "The Real Housewives of Vancouver". Arena. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
- "e Real Housewives of Vancouver". TV Guide UK. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
- "ITVBe Now Playing". Channels UK. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
- "Real Housewives of Vancouver Canceled; Not Returning For A Third Season". Reality Tea. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
- Takeuchi, Craig (January 17, 2013). "Canadian Screen Awards' B.C. nominees: Continuum, From C to C, Real Housewives". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
- Schaefer, Glenn (January 17, 2013). "Awards season finds some B.C. players away from home". The Province. Retrieved January 19, 2017.