The Real Housewives they’re taking over the world! Not only is the franchise going overseas where it’s being filmed in Athens, Greece and reportedly in the U.K. as well – but they’re claiming even more territory here in the good old U.S.A.. To join the Orange Country, New York City, New Jersey, and Atlanta editions there will soon be Washington D.C. and Beverly Hills. And you know the successful series won’t end there! Here are five potential spots for the next edition of The Real Housewives. Which would you like to see?
Everything is bigger in Texas. The hair, the boots, and many times the wallets. It seems like a perfect fit for the franchise. Cowboy boots, BBQ and all that oil money would make for some great watching. It could be like the Dallas TV show of yore, minus J.R. Ewing.
Bonus Points: Neiman Marcus is based there. Loud fashion. Kids on horses.
Dream Casting: Any of the ladies from the original Dallas.
When you think of the ladies who lunch in the Florida heat, you of course think of Palm Beach. Miami screams a younger demographic who’s more into partying that playdates. The Jersey Shore is filming in Miami these days, not the place for the regal “real” housewives.
Bonus Points: Sun, sand and all those Florida tans. Kids frolicking on the beach.
Dream Casting: Melania Trump (when she’s at the mega Palm Beach estate that is).
One thing about Boston, is that it has it’s fair share of the old money. Old, old Mayflower era money. Many of the Real Housewife shows are based just around new money like Atlanta and New Jersey but Boston, you’ve got families who have been loaded for generations. And the wealthy of Boston haven’t got much play. Generally, just their blue collar neighbors are given the limelight (Cheers, Mystic River).
Bonus Points: The accents, the old houses and the Red Sox. Kids on the Boston Swan boats.
Dream casting: Gisele Bundchen
Salt Lake City
While most of the towns that are picked have plenty of nightlife, bars and parties, you can’t get a really stiff drink in the alcohol restricted Salt Lake City. So those drunken brawls and Barneys shopping trips that other housewives get involved in wouldn’t be part of a Real Housewives Salt Lake City. And if any of the secret polygamists dare to participate, well that would add a lot more Real Housewives into the mix. Big Love meets Real Housewives.
Bonus Points: Trips to Park City for star studded Sundance and all that high altitude air. Kids having snowball fights.
Yes, California is being represented by the Orange County and Beverly Hills editions of Real Housewives but although San Francisco shares a state with those So Cal locales, it is a world away. There is a mix of old money (the Gettys) and new money (Silicon Valley) that could represent a great contrast. Plus with the time (albeit short) that same sex marriages were allowed in California, having a gay couple represented could be a refreshing change of pace.
Dream Casting: Mayor Gavin Newsom’s actress wife Jennifer Siebel
Bonus Points: Beautiful settings, eclectic neighborhoods and characters. Kids on cable cars.