There are cultural differences between England and America in many respects. But that doesn't stop British socialites like Caroline Stanbury from running in similar social circles with American expats, including Juliet Angus and Marissa Hermer, who enjoy a posh London lifestyle. The women adhere to the city's unwritten rules that one's reputation is everything and respect is not easily earned. Also featured on the docuseries is Julie Montagu, an Illinois native who is married to the heir to the Earl of Sandwich.
The Atlanta housewives continue to live their fabulous lives in Georgia's capital city in this incarnation of the popular reality TV franchise. Relationships, a staple of the "Real Housewives" shows, take center stage as usual as the ladies' love lives experience ups and downs. The sassy women's entrepreneurial spirits are also in full bloom as they juggle their personal and professional lives, along with their busy personal calendars.
The "Real Housewives" franchise continues to expand across America, with this edition landing in Potomac, Md., a community of rolling hills and gated mansions just up the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. As is standard for the franchise, the reality show follows several well-to-do women who are part of the exclusive society. The featured women include former Miss District of Columbia Pageant winner Ashley Darby, who became a stepmother to a 21-year-old and a 24-year old after getting married at the age of 22; socialite Charrisse Jackson Jordan, who is married to NBA player Eddie Jordan; model Katie Rost, who is ready to give matrimony another shot with her current beau following a short-lived marriage to her college sweetheart; and philanthropist Gizelle Bryant, a single mother of three who is getting ready to launch a makeup line geared toward women of color.
Bravo has one successful reality show about socialite women in Atlanta, so what's next on its docket? A second reality show about socialite women in Atlanta, of course. The difference with this show is that all of the women featured are either doctors themselves or the wives of doctors. Cameras follow the ladies as they try to juggle their careers with family lives and their social calendars. The cast of Georgia peaches includes busy mom Toya, feisty Quad, and a couple of OB-GYNs, Jacqueline and Simone.
Bravo heads to the Big Apple for this entry in its hit reality-TV franchise "The Real Housewives of (insert location here)." This New York edition features several confident women, who change throughout the seasons as the women leave, with some returning later on. The featured ladies over time have included entrepreneur and one-time talk-show host Bethenny Frankel, part-time socialite and full-time mother Aviva Drescher (who is a cousin, by marriage, of actress Fran Drescher), best-selling author and journalist Carole Radziwill, savvy businesswoman Heather Thomson, entrepreneur Ramona Singer, sassy single mother Sonja Morgan and model Kristen Taekman.
Wives and girlfriends (the titular WAGS) of professional athletes get perks that other woman usually don't get -- money and fame among them. Because it's a relatively small group of people, many WAGS are close friends with one another. But there is a hierarchy within the group, as the wives who have husbands with multimillion-dollar contracts have all the power. This reality series follows several WAGS who are married to or dating professional athletes. Sasha Gates, who is married to a veteran professional football player, is the head of the group and has her own children's clothing line with best friend and fellow WAG Autumn Ajirotutu, who is also married to a pro football player. Barbie Blank is involved with a professional hockey player, but she is an athlete herself -- she used to be a pro wrestler under the name Kelly Kelly.
Soon there will be "Real Housewives" all across America (for better or worse), as Bravo expands its successful franchise into Beverly Hills. Cameras follow affluent women (some regulars, others who recur) as they enjoy the lavish lifestyle only Beverly Hills can offer. The ladies change through the seasons and over time the cast has included former child actresses Kim and Kyle Richards, heiress Adrienne Maloof, restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump, philanthropist and business owner Taylor Armstrong and the one-time Mrs. Kelsey Grammer, Camille Donatacci (who alternates between a regular member of the cast and a recurring role during her time on the show).
The "Real Housewives..." franchise has been a staple of Bravo since 2006 with versions in diverse U.S. cities. Now it heads to another hemisphere to import the Melbourne version, spotlighting several socialites in Australia. Whether they enjoy being single or married, their social lives include glamorous cocktail parties and weekend getaways to resorts. The featured gals include high-end caterer Chyka Keebaugh, single mom/barrister Gina Liano, recent Melbourne transplant/psychic Jackie Gillies, newly single property developer Janet Roach, and recently married philanthropist Lydia Schiavello.
"Shahs of Sunset" follows some Persian-American friends in Los Angeles who try to juggle their active social lives and careers while also balancing the demands of their families and traditions. The socialites have busy dating lives and are prominent in the party scene, but they seek approval from their families as they face pressure to settle down and marry within the community. Among the featured friends are real estate agent Mercedes, controversial singer Asa and classic "Persian Princess" Golnesa.
Dallas is the setting for the first "Real Housewives" show that calls Texas home. People who live in the Lone Star State are full of Texas pride, and these housewives are no different. People warn others not to mess with Texas, and that is especially true when dealing with the state's socialites featured on the show. Connecticut native Cary Deuber is a certified nurse who has led a number of medical missions worldwide; "girl next door" Stephanie Hollman is actively involved in charities and is unafraid to speak her mind; former beauty queen LeeAnne Locken has made a career out of charity work but is also known for ruffling feathers; and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Brandi Redmond, a full-time mother who sometimes rubs the other ladies the wrong way.