The Real Housewives Franchise Goes International


It’s not enough that we Americans thrive off the drama of some of the most dramatic, spoiled housewives and moms in the country (hello, Real Housewives of New Jersey); now other countries are picking up on the Real Housewives phenomenon and running with it. Now that we’ve successfully integrated the Real Housewives of New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Atlanta, and–soon!–D.C. into our culture, the embarrassingly addicting series is working its way across the pond.

The first international edition of The Real Housewives will be Real Housewives of Athens–it’s currently filming, so we may not have to wait too long for it to infiltrate our minds. Apparently, Bravo is also in a current legal battle to prevent an unauthorized version in Spain from going on air, and another non-Bravo-sanctioned Real Housewives of Sandbanks (a British beach town) has been cast.

Plus, imitation Real Housewives series are being planned in France, Italy, Germany, and Australia, according to We have a feeling we’ll be doing some seriously online search for these episodes as they start premiering.