The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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The Real Housewives of
Beverly Hills
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes175 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Alex Baskin
  • Dave Rupel
  • Douglas Ross
  • Christopher Cullen
  • Toni Gallagher
  • Christopher Cullen
  • Anthony McLemore
  • Ken Schoech
  • Kimberly Goodman
  • Juile Murphy
  • Sally-Anne King
Camera setupMultiple
Running time41–43 minutes
Production company(s)Evolution Media
DistributorNBCUniversal International Television Production
Original networkBravo
Picture format
Original releaseOctober 14, 2010 (2010-10-14) – present
Preceded byThe Real Housewives of D.C.
Followed byThe Real Housewives of Miami
Related shows
External links

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (abbreviated RHOBH) is an American reality television series that premiered on October 14, 2010 on Bravo. Developed as the sixth installment of The Real Housewives franchise following The Real Housewives of Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey and D.C., it has aired eight seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Beverly Hills, California.[1]

The series originally focused on Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump. The cast currently consists of Kyle Richards, Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. Of the original housewives, Grammer left after the second season, Armstrong and Maloof left after the third, and Kim Richards left after the fifth. The remaining housewives joined in later seasons: Rinna in the fifth, Girardi in the sixth, Kemsley in the seventh and Mellencamp Arroyave in the eighth. Other housewives include Brandi Glanville (seasons 3–5), Yolanda Hadid (seasons 3–6), Carlton Gebbia (season 4), Joyce Giraud de Ohoven (season 4), Eileen Davidson (seasons 5–7), and Kathryn Edwards (season 6).

The success of the show has resulted in the conception of the spin-off Vanderpump Rules.

Overview and casting[edit]

Season 1–4[edit]

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was announced in March 2010 as the sixth installment of The Real Housewives franchise.[2] The first season premiered on October 14, 2010, and starred Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Adrienne Maloof, Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer and Taylor Armstrong.[3] The series received a 2011 Critics Choice Award for best reality series.[4]

The second season premiered on September 5, 2011, with Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey introduced as a friend of the housewives.[5] The second season was re-edited after the death of Taylor Armstrong's husband, Russell Armstrong, who committed suicide on August 15, 2011.[6] Grammer left the main cast after the second season.

The third season aired on November 5, 2012. Glanville was upgraded to main housewife and Yolanda Foster was added to the series. Marisa Zanuck and Faye Resnick were introduced as a friend of the housewives and Grammer held the same title.[7][8] Adrienne Maloof did not return for the fourth season after she didn't attend the season three reunion.[9]

The fourth season premiered on November 4, 2013 with Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud de Ohoven joining the cast. While Armstrong was demoted to a guest role.[10][11] Giraud and Gebbia were not asked after the fourth season.[12]

Season 5–present[edit]

The fifth season premiered on November 18, 2014 featuring Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson as the new housewives.[13] Maloof, Grammer and Armstrong appeared in the season as guests.[14] Kim Richards and Glanville were not asked back for the sixth season as regular cast members.[15][16]

Erika Girardi and Kathryn Edwards joined the show's sixth season which premiered on December 1, 2015. Kim Richards, Grammer, Armstrong, Resnick, Maloof and Glanville returned in guest appearances, alongside Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City.[17] The season served as the final season for Hadid and Edwards.[18][19]

The seventh season premiered on December 6, 2016 with new cast member, Dorit Kemsley. Eden Sassoon joined the show in a recurring capacity whilst Kim Richards also returned in a recurring capacity and Grammar made regular appearances throughout the season.[20] Davidson and Sassoon left the series after the seventh season.[21][22]

The eighth season premiered on December 19, 2017, with the addition of Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. Grammer returned in a friend of capacity, while Davidson, Resnick and Maloof appeared as guests.[23][24]

In April 2018, the show was renewed for a ninth season, which would feature Denise Richards joining the cast.[25][26]

Timeline of housewives[edit]

Housewives Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Taylor Armstrong Main Guest
Camille Grammer Main Friend Guest Friend
Adrienne Maloof Main Guest Guest
Kim Richards Main Guest
Kyle Richards Main
Lisa Vanderpump Main
Brandi Glanville Friend Main Guest
Yolanda Hadid Main
Carlton Gebbia Main
Joyce Giraud de Ohoven Main
Eileen Davidson Main Guest
Lisa Rinna Guest Main
Erika Girardi Main
Kathryn Edwards Main
Dorit Kemsley Main
Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave Main
Friends of the housewives
Dana Wilkey Guest Friend Guest
Faye Resnick Guest Friend Guest Guest
Marisa Zanuck Friend
Eden Sassoon Friend


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
117October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14)February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)
224September 5, 2011 (2011-09-05)February 16, 2012 (2012-02-16)
322November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)April 8, 2013 (2013-04-08)
423November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04)April 7, 2014 (2014-04-07)
523November 18, 2014 (2014-11-18)April 21, 2015 (2015-04-21)
624December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)May 10, 2016 (2016-05-10)
721December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)April 25, 2017 (2017-04-25)
822December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)May 15, 2018 (2018-05-15)


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