Rich Kids of Beverly Hills

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Rich Kids of Beverly Hills
Rich Kids BH logo.png
Genre Reality
Starring
  • Dorothy Wang
  • Morgan Stewart
  • Roxy Sowlaty
  • Brendan Fitzpatrick
  • Jonny Drubel
  • Earvin "EJ" Johnson
  • Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • David Leepson
  • Gennifer Gardiner
  • Doron Ofir
Camera setup Multiple
Running time
  • 60 minutes
Production company(s)
  • ITV Studios America
  • Leepson Bounds Entertainment
Release
Original channel E!
Picture format
Original release January 10, 2014 (2014-01-10) – present
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

Rich Kids of Beverly Hills (stylized as #RichKids of Beverly Hills) is an American reality television series that has aired on E! since January 19, 2014. The series focuses on the lives of a group of twenty-something millionaires and billionaires showcasing their lives.

On March 26, 2014, it was announced that Rich Kids of Beverly Hills had been renewed for a second season.[1] The second season premiered on August 3, 2014.[2] In April 2015, E! renewed the show for a third season which is set to premiere on May 24, 2015.[3] In 2015 Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff signed on for the show.[4]

Background[edit]

Cast[edit]

The show revolves around Dorothy Wang, Morgan Stewart, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Roxy Sowlaty, Jonny Drubel, EJ (Earvin Johnson), and Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff.

Rich Kids Seasons
1 2 3
Dorothy Wang Main
Morgan Stewart Main
Brendan Fitzpatrick Main
Roxy Sowlaty Main
Jonny Drubel Main
Earvin "EJ" Johnson Recurring Main
Taylor Ann-Hasselhoff Main

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD and Blu-ray release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 9 January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19) March 23, 2014 (2014-03-23) TBA TBA TBA
2 10 August 3, 2014 (2014-08-03) September 29, 2014 (2014-09-29) TBA TBA TBA
3 TBA May 24, 2015 (2015-05-24) TBA TBA TBA TBA

Season 1 (2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 1 "#welcometoBH" January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19) 1.08[5]
2 2 "#mansionhunting" January 20, 2014 (2014-01-20) 0.91[6]
3 3 "#crazyincabo" January 26, 2014 (2014-01-26) N/A
4 4 "#yachtlife" February 9, 2014 (2014-02-09) 0.93[7]
5 5 "#interiormotives" February 16, 2014 (2014-02-16) 1.12[8]
6 6 "#funemployed" February 23, 2014 (2014-02-23) 0.98[9]
7 7 "#BHgoesNYC" March 9, 2014 (2014-03-09) 1.06[10]
8 8 "#selfiesinthecity" March 16, 2014 (2014-03-16) N/A
9 9 "#VegasVIP" March 23, 2014 (2014-03-23) N/A

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
10 1 "#RichKidsReturn" August 3, 2014 (2014-08-03) 1.07
11 2 "#ChinaBound" August 3, 2014 (2014-08-03) 0.91
12 3 "#ShanghaiShowdown" August 10, 2014 (2014-08-10) 0.87
13 4 "#Instadrama" August 17, 2014 (2014-08-17) 1.25
14 5 "#Baldeagle" August 31, 2014 (2014-08-31) TBA
15 6 "#BabyWhisperer" September 1, 2014 (2014-09-01) TBA
16 7 "#Pride&Prada" September 7, 2014 (2014-09-07) 0.71
17 8 "#TroopBeverlyHills" September 14, 2014 (2014-09-14) TBA
18 9 "#SurvivaloftheRichest" September 21, 2014 (2014-09-21) TBA
19 10 "#SurgerySelfie[11]" September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) TBA

Spin-offs[edit]

Main article: Rich Kids of New York

On March 26, 2014, it was announced that there would be a spinoff of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, entitled Rich Kids of New York.[1]

Reception[edit]

Reviews for the show have been largely negative. Andy Swift of HollywoodLife.com wrote that "the biggest downside to Rich Kids is that it knows how ridiculous it is. The stars are very much aware they’re on a show, and the whole thing couldn’t feel more scripted. Basically, it’s gross."[12] Tracie Egan Morrissey of Jezebel.com wrote "Ultimately, though, these people are as boring as they are rich, and not worth watching on television," and "none of the people on the show seem to recognize that their words might have any meaning — probably because they typically don't."[13] Writing for The New York Times, Jon Caramanica wrote "The show is inspired by Rich Kids of Instagram, a Tumblr devoted to gently needling, and maybe gently envying, young people who gleefully show off their wealth on that photo- and video-sharing service. The result is a document of young narcissists relentlessly documenting themselves."[14]

The show has been criticised for promoting materialism and its characters using wealth that they did not earn themselves.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stanhope, Kate (26 March 2014). "E! Orders New Kardashian Spin-Off, Renews Rich Kids of Beverly Hills". TV Guide. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "‘#RichKids of Beverly Hills’ Season Two to Premiere Sunday, August 3 on E! - Ratings". TV by the Numbers. 2014-06-25. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  3. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 1, 2015). "'Total Divas', '#RIchKids of Beverly Hills' & 'Christina Milian Turned Up' Renewed by E!; Network Orders 3 New Series". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Tribune Media Services. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2973181/David-Hasselhoff-s-youngest-daughter-Taylor-Ann-cast-season-three-RichKids-Beverly-Hills-joins-original-cast-Bahamian-vacation.html
  5. ^ "Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Wins Night, ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’, ‘Shameless’, ‘True Detective’, ‘Girls’ & More - Ratings". TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  6. ^ "Monday Cable Ratings: ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Wins Night, ‘WWE Raw’, ‘Single Ladies’, ‘Klondike’, ‘The Fosters’ & More - Ratings". TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com. 2014-01-22. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  7. ^ "Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘The Walking Dead’ Tops Night + ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’, ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ & More - Ratings". TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  8. ^ "Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘The Walking Dead’ Wins Night, NBA All Star Game, ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’, ‘True Detective’, ‘Shameless’ & More - Ratings". TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  9. ^ "Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘The Walking Dead’ Wins Night, + ‘Talking Dead’, ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’, ‘True Detective’ & More - Ratings". TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  10. ^ "Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘The Walking Dead’ Wins Night, ‘Talking Dead’, ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’, ‘True Detective’ & More - Ratings". TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  11. ^ http://www.zap2it.com/tv/richkids-of-beverly-hills/episodes/SH018338620000?showtype=upcoming
  12. ^ Sun, January 19, 2014 11:00pm EDT by Andy Swift (2014-01-19). "‘Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills’ Review — Series Premiere Recap". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  13. ^ 1/20/14 4:15pm 1/20/14 4:15pm. "#RichKids of Beverly Hills Is So Bad It's Bad". Jezebel.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  14. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/18/arts/television/rich-kids-of-beverly-hills-self-chronicle-of-privileged-youth.html?_r=0

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