Rich Kids of Beverly Hills

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#Rich Kids of Beverly Hills
Rich Kids BH logo.png
Genre Reality television
Starring
  • Dorothy Wang
  • Morgan Stewart
  • Roxy Sowlaty
  • Brendan Fitzpatrick
  • Jonny Drubel
  • EJ Johnson
  • Taylor Ann Hasselhoff
  • Bianca Espada
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 35 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Gennifer Gardiner
  • David Leepson
  • Brian Zagorski
  • Eric Kranzler
  • Doron Ofir
Producer(s)

Morgan Stewart

Dorothy Wang
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s)
  • ITV Studios America
  • Gennfier Gardiner TV
  • Leepson Bounds Entertainment
Release
Original network E!
Picture format
Original release January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19) – June 19, 2016 (2016-06-19)
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

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

Production and development[edit]

Dorothy was found on Instagram by the casting directors. She went in for an interview with the production company and they told her to bring in her friends. She bought in Morgan Stewart and they did an on camera interview tape. Six weeks later the show was greenlit at E!. Morgan also revealed that on the first day of filming she and the cast did not realise how much work goes into filming a reality show. She explains that after the first week of filming she was so exhausted and she was sick throughout the filming of season one because she didn't have the stamina and never had to work so hard on something.[1]

The show premiered on January 19, 2014.

On March 26, 2014, it was announced that the show had been renewed for a second season, which premiered on August 3, 2014.[2]

In April 2015, E! renewed the show for a third season along with Taylor Ann Hasselhoff joining the series.[3] The third season premiered on May 24, 2015.[4]

In December 2015, it was announced that E! had renewed the show for a fourth season which premiered on May 1, 2016. [5]

In 2016, it was also announced Roxy Sowlaty would no longer be a part of the series.

In 2016, it was announced on her Instagram account that Bianca Espada would join the show.

After filming for season 4, E! announced that cast member EJ Johnson will get his own spin off entitled EJNYC.[6]

On November 3, 2016, it was announced that the show would not be returning.[7] It was also announced that Dorothy Wang would star in the second season of Famously Single.[8]

Cast[edit]

The show revolves around Dorothy Wang, Morgan Stewart, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Jonny Drubel, EJ Johnson, and Bianca Espada. Former cast members include Roxy Sowlaty and Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff.

Cast Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Morgan Stewart Main
Dorothy Wang Main
Roxy Sowlaty Main
Jonny Drubel Main
Brendan Fitzpatrick Main
EJ Johnson Recurring Main
Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff Main
Bianca Espada Main
Friends of the cast
Saachi (Brendans best friend) Friend Friend Friend Recurring
Tara Sowlaty (Roxy's sister) Guest Guest Guest
Elisa Johnson (Ej's sister) Guest Guest Recurring Recurring
Bobby Blair Recurring Guest
Drew Mac (Ej's friend) Guest Recurring
Susan Stewart (Morgan's Mom) Guest Guest Guest Recurring

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
11"#welcometoBH"January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19)1.08[9]
22"#mansionhunting"January 20, 2014 (2014-01-20)0.91[10]
33"#crazyincabo"January 26, 2014 (2014-01-26)N/A
44"#yachtlife"February 9, 2014 (2014-02-09)0.93[11]
55"#interiormotives"February 16, 2014 (2014-02-16)1.12[12]
66"#funemployed"February 23, 2014 (2014-02-23)0.98[13]
77"#BHgoesNYC"March 9, 2014 (2014-03-09)1.06[14]
88"#selfiesinthecity"March 16, 2014 (2014-03-16)N/A
99"#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)
101"#RichKidsReturn"August 3, 2014 (2014-08-03)1.07
112"#ChinaBound"August 3, 2014 (2014-08-03)0.91
123"#ShanghaiShowdown"August 10, 2014 (2014-08-10)0.87
134"#Instadrama"August 17, 2014 (2014-08-17)1.25
145"#Baldeagle"August 31, 2014 (2014-08-31)TBA
156"#BabyWhisperer"September 1, 2014 (2014-09-01)TBA
167"#Pride&Prada"September 7, 2014 (2014-09-07)0.71
178"#TroopBeverlyHills"September 14, 2014 (2014-09-14)TBA
189"#SurvivaloftheRichest"September 21, 2014 (2014-09-21)TBA
1910"#SurgerySelfie"September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)TBA

Season 3 (2015)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
201"#TextGate"May 24, 2015 (2015-05-24)
212"#BahamaDrama"May 31, 2015 (2015-05-31)
223"#RingOnIt"June 7, 2015 (2015-06-07)
234"#NeverHaveIEver"June 14, 2015 (2015-06-14)
245"#BattleOfTheBod"June 21, 2015 (2015-06-21)
256"#HaterGonnaHate"June 28, 2015 (2015-06-28)
267"#LondonBoundd"July 5, 2015 (2015-07-05)
278"#PartyCrasher"July 12, 2015 (2015-07-12)

Season 4 (2016)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
281"#Bridezilla"May 1, 2016 (2016-05-01)
292"#MaidofDishonor"May 8, 2016 (2016-05-08)
303"#GossipGirl"May 15, 2016 (2016-05-15)
314"#WakingUpInVegas"May 22, 2016 (2016-05-22)
325"#SkeletonsInTheCloset"May 29, 2016 (2016-05-29)
336"#BadNewsBianca"June 5, 2016 (2016-06-05)
347"#BacheloretteBlowUp"June 12, 2016 (2016-06-12)
358"#RunawayBride"June 19, 2016 (2016-06-19)

Spin-offs[edit]

On June 19, 2016, EJNYC premiered on the E! network. The show focuses on EJ Johnson and his fashion career in New York City.

Reception[edit]

Reviews for the show have been largely negative and the show has been widely panned by critics. 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."[15] 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."[16] 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."[17]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff, AOL. "Morgan Stewart reveals just how real 'Rich Kids of Beverly Hills' is". AOL.com. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  2. ^ "E! Orders New Kardashian Spin-Off, Renews Rich Kids of Beverly Hills". TVGuide.com. 2014-03-26. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  3. ^ "Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff 'cast for #RichKids Of Beverly Hills'". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  4. ^ "'Total Divas', '#RIchKids of Beverly Hills' & 'Christina Milian Turned Up' Renewed by E!; Network Orders 3 New Series". TV By The Numbers by zap2it.com. 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  5. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (2015-11-30). "E! Renews '#RichKids of Beverly Hills' for Season 4 (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  6. ^ "Meet EJ Johnson's New York City Squad, the Cast of E!'s New Series EJNYC on EJNYC". E! Online. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: 'Rich Kids of Beverly Hills' Canceled After Four Seasons". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  8. ^ "Dorothy Wang and Malika Haqq join cast of Famously Single seeking love". Mail Online. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "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. 
  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ "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. 
  14. ^ "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. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ 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. 
  17. ^ Caramanica, Jon (17 January 2014). "'#Rich Kids of Beverly Hills,' Self-Chronicle of Privileged Youth". Retrieved 29 April 2017 – via NYTimes.com. 

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