AllAboutTRH EXCLUSIVE: How Long Does Bravo Expect ‘Real Housewives’ To Be Around?


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Can you imagine life without our gals of the Real Housewives? Well, it’s inevitable that one day that will be OUR reality. Like the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end!”

Reality TV series are not perpetual and Real Housewives is no exception. Since 2006, we have had Real Housewives of Orange County for our viewing pleasure, followed by franchises in New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Beverly Hills, and Miami. How much longer will the shows be around? Nobody knows for sure, but the general assumption is that it is on its way out.

A source close to the Bravo network tells us that the shows will most likely start fizzling out in the near future. “The Real Housewives probably has no more than two to three years left in it, and Bravo executives including Andy [Cohen], will agree with that,” says our source.

Although the newest franchises are only about three years old, we are starting to see an overlap in story lines from franchise to franchise. “Stories we have seen in previous seasons are starting to overlap from city to city, and viewers will get bored with that,” shares our source. “It’s all becoming the same thing.”

It’s no doubt that after a few years, things will become repetitive with women no matter what city we are talking about. The Real Housewives franchise has become a huge phenomenon and since 2006 has been doing well, but historically, hugely popular reality shows like The Hills, Jersey Shore, and The Osbournes, are only on air for no more than four years, so ‘Real Housewives’ has done exceptionally well by that standard!

“Bravo is aware that the Real Housewives won’t be around much longer,” adds the source. We are told that Bravo is exploring new programming and targeting a younger audience which is why they have shows with younger characters such as Below Deck, Vanderpump Rules, and Princesses: Long Island (their next major franchise venture) in their newest programming.

With the ratings declining for even RHONJ’s new season (one of the highest rated franchises), and some of the feedback we see on blogs and social media, I think this is pretty spot-on.

Do you think Real Housewives will stick around even longer than that? Which franchise of the current list do you think would be the first to get the ax?

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