The Real Housewives of Athens

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The Real Housewives of Athens
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Genre Reality television
Based on The Real Housewives
Starring
  • Ioanna Soulioti
  • Orthoula Papadakou
  • Annita Nathanail
  • Fofi Mastrokosta
  • Christina Papa
  • Joe Satratzemi Togou
Country of origin Greece
Original language(s) Greek
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Production
Executive producer(s) Marc Jansen
Producer(s) Vasiliki Kyriakopoulou
Location(s) Athens
Camera setup 48 minutes
Production company(s) Big Sun Media Solutions
Release
Original network ANT1
Picture format 576i (PAL)
Original release March 4 – May 27, 2011 (2011-05-27)

The Real Housewives of Athens (abbreviated RHOAthens) is a Greek reality television series that debuted on ANT1 on March 4, 2011 until May 27, 2011. Developed as international installment of the The Real Housewives franchise, it aired only one season and documented the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Athens, Greece.

Overview and Casting[edit]

The cast of the first and only season, from left to right: Mastrokosta, Nathanail, Soulioti, Papadakou Papa and Togou

The series chronicles the lives of six Greek women:[1] The show aired in the midst of the Greek government-debt crisis and faced criticism for its tone of luxurious living in hard economic times.[2] Writing after the show was cancelled, The New York Times commented that the show "barely lasted one season, and it doesn’t take long to see why. The Greek adaptation had a depressive undertone that might have matched the national mood, but didn’t provide viewers with a frothy escapist kick. Wealthy Greeks aren’t flaunting their lifestyles these days..."[3]

The series was not subsequently renewed and remained a one season series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The series premiered on March 4, 2011 with a cast of six women; Ioanna Soulioti, Orthoula Papadakou, Annita Nathanail, Fofi Mastrokosta, Christina Papa and Joe Satratzemi Togou. Shen, Maxine (March 15, 2011). "Real Housewives Spinoff Draws Harsh Criticism in Greece". Wetpaint. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ Hartmann, Margaret (March 13, 2011). "Real Housewives Of Athens Attacked For Ignoring Greece's Financial Crisis". Jezebel. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (June 6, 2013). "It’s a Small World of Real Housewives". The New York Times. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 

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