Building off the success of The Real Housewives of Orange County
, Bravo will be featuring yet another reality series that will shadow five socialites in the Big Apple. The spin-off is called The Real Housewives of New York City
and is expected to make its way on the air on March 4 at 11pm ET/PT.
Just like The Real Housewives of Orange County
, which initially followed the lavish lifestyles of five housewives and their families, The Real Housewives of New York City
will focus on five New York women consisting of a former actress/model, an entrepreneur, a single socialite, a businesswoman and a countess, as they deal with their careers and home lives complete with fund-raising galas and the social whirl of the Hamptons, just to name a few.
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The spin-off stars Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin of the upper East Side and Alex McCord of Cobble Hill, the sole non- Manhattan show subject and the youngest of the New York "housewives" at 34.
Filming of the show already began last summer with cameras spending one to five days a week following the housewives, who were well aware that people might perceive them as just another rip-off version of The Real Housewives of Orange County
, which serves up a variety of domestic squabbles, drama and misbehavior.
"I would not want to be portrayed as the women on The Real Housewives of Orange County
, to be perfectly honest," Frankel said. "So that was a little scary. But who knows, maybe people in Orange County are saying that about me."
"We are pretty different people," McCord added. "We are not in a gated community. We are in the thick of things, doing our activities and coexisting with 8 million other people."
Aside from the location, one of the distinct differences between the two shows is the hectic pace of New York life. For moms in the city that never sleeps, work more often than not takes precedence over play. Spectators will just have to watch the show and judge for themselves when The Real Housewives of New York
premieres this spring.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: NY Post
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