The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. makes its debut on Bravo Thursday. The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. season premiere will introduce viewers to the new five person cast of the Real Housewives franchise, with this latest season taking place in the nation’s capital. Bravo has already provided a sneak peek on their website, Entertainment Weekly did an article about it, and TV Guide is showcasing it in a featured article. So, will all of this buzz lead to ratings success with The Real Housewives of Washington D.C.?
The season premiere for The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. will air for the first time on Thursday, August 5 on Bravo. It will air at 9 p.m., which will be the regular time slot for the summer season. There are a couple of things about the show which are being really “glossed up”, including how close these women are to having political clout in Washington D.C. (they aren’t close at all) and how powerful these women are in D.C. (they aren’t really that powerful). Will audiences end up caring that they are just friends of friends who know a politician? Or will the typical drama that is exuded on the Real Housewives show end up being enough candy to keep viewers tuning in?
This franchise has been really successful for Bravo over the past few years, and it is simply a show that tries to entertain without taking itself too seriously. If viewers don’t take it too seriously themselves, it can turn out to be a bit interesting. It is what we call scripted reality, in that they all know they are being filmed, and often they are just taking actions or doing things that have been written into a script to be portrayed on a given day. Still, that is the same as many other shows on television, and it’s really just harmless entertainment at the end of the night.
There are cast bios up online if you are interested in checking out the five main ladies this season, but realize that the bios may end up being more interesting than some of the “characters” themselves. So how will this show play out for Bravo? The network is hoping that the allure of D.C. will get viewers to tune in the first time, and that something about the drama will hook them for the rest of the season. There will of course be viewers simply tuning in because they have liked the other installments of Real Housewives in Orange County and New Jersey. The season premiere is Thursday night, and with only a few shows competing for the ratings, it The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. might have a great shot at pulling in impressive numbers for the night.