Buckle up, the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise is setting its sights to the lone star state! Bravo announced yesterday that two of its upcoming reality series — ‘Ladies of Dallas’ and ‘Married to Medicine Houston’ — will take place in the great state of Texas!
‘Ladies of Dallas,’ whose name is described as a “working title” is described in the release as: “From glamorous galas to scintillating scandals, and supersized spending habits, life in the elite tier of the Dallas social scene is hard to crack, and even harder to maintain. Whether driven by vanity, personal validation, or career advancement, these Lone Star ladies all share the same goal- to climb the social ladder and stay on top.”
Exactly how ‘Ladies of Dallas’ will differ from the already existing ‘Ladies of London’ or the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise remains unknown.
‘Married to Medicine Houston’ is a spin-off of the original ‘Married to Medicine,’ a reality show about hotshot doctors and their spouses, which takes place in Atlanta. Here’s how it is described: “The popular franchise heads to the largest medical community in the country…These diverse and driven young doctors and wives of physicians look like they have it all— educated, sexy and at the top of their game. But peel back the layers and you will see that new obstacles might threaten their momentum. After punishing years of sacrifice and putting life on hold, how they navigate marriage, children, family and social pressure will either derail their promising careers or prove that they can have it all.” No air date for this one yet either.
Other new shows scheduled for Bravo include: Apres Ski, a reality show about the shenanigans at a British Columbia ski resort; Fit Club, a reality show about an upscale Manhattan gym; My Fab 40th, a look at extravagant 40th birthday parties; NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches, in which two Real Housewives of Atlanta stars go on a road trip; and Tour Group, which focuses on the wacky goings-on of vacationers exploring the world together.
Bravo has also introduced scripted series, such as ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,’ and that trend will continue with the comedy Odd Mom Out, premiering June 8.
Bravo announced a long list of returning and new shows!
The four returning shows are Ladies of London, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Don’t Be Tardy, and Manzo’d with Children.
As reported, the new shows will include Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes road trip, a “mature” take on MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen, new franchises for both Below Deck and Married to Medicine, a cooking competition show, drama surrounding a ski resort, a parent teacher organization, a group of tour guides, and more.
Après Ski – When the rich and famous want the ultimate winter ski vacation, the hottest place to go is Whistler, British Columbia where breathtaking mountain adventures are only rivaled by off slope après ski extravagance. In a town where the stakes are as high as the slopes, meet the well-groomed staff at this luxurious concierge company who are the behind-the-scenes magic-makers orchestrating once in a lifetime vacations for their upscale and demanding clients.
Below Deck Mediterranean – The Below Deck franchise is heading to the world’s oldest cruising grounds, the Mediterranean Sea, for its next super-yacht charter season. The new European setting not only provides spectacular scenery, culture and nightlife, but a whole new level of service standards and charter guest demands.
Fit Club – It’s survival of the fittest for New York City’s hottest trainers who are competing for the same wealthy Manhattanites and famous celebrity clients. If they can’t keep their romances, feuds and professional jealousies in check, things could get physical.
Ladies of Dallas – From glamorous galas to scintillating scandals, and supersized spending habits, life in the elite tier of the Dallas social scene is hard to crack, and even harder to maintain. Whether driven by vanity, personal validation, or career advancement, these Lone Star ladies all share the same goal- to climb the social ladder and stay on top.
Married to Medicine Houston – The popular franchise heads to the largest medical community in the country for Married to Medicine Houston. These diverse and driven young doctors and wives of physicians look like they have it all— educated, sexy and at the top of their game. But peel back the layers and you will see that new obstacles might threaten their momentum. After punishing years of sacrifice and putting life on hold, how they navigate marriage, children, family and social pressure will either derail their promising careers or prove that they can have it all.
My Fab 40th – Delve into the world of extravagant 40th birthday parties where people put some serious “happy” into a righteous rite of passage. From unlimited budgets to lavish delicacies and over-the-top entertainment, fans will see why turning 40 is such a gift.
Mother Funders – Meet the ambitious suburban ladies of Locust Grove, Georgia’s Parent-Teacher Organization. These moms are a real class act, parlaying their executive room experience to run the local PTO and raise thousands of dollars for the town’s local elementary school. Full of teachable moments, they give new meaning to “getting schooled.”
NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches – Atlanta’s “most driven” housewives –NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak Biermann – drive out of their comfort zones and across the country to discover America on a one-of-a-kind adventure. The road to LA may be paved with good intentions, but that doesn’t mean they won’t occasionally drive each other crazy.
Tour Group – A diverse and vibrant group set out on a mind-blowing vacation through the most stunning, eclectic and exclusive destinations around the globe. With varied personalities forced together in foreign environments, will this two month dream journey become too much adventure for these jetsetters, or will they make it a permanent vacation?
Recipe for Deception – It is a battle of secrets and knives in this fast-paced and innovative self-contained cooking competition series where a chef’s cunning is almost as important as their culinary skill. In each stand-alone episode host Max Silvestri guides four new chefs through head-to-head elimination rounds in which they are tasked with creating a stunning dish featuring a main ingredient. The twist is that they have no idea what that ingredient is while cooking. Based on the popular parlor game ‘Two Truths and a Lie,’ competing chefs ask each other three “yes or no” questions to determine what their mystery ingredient is, and their opponent answers strategically with two truthful answers and one outright lie. If you can’t stand deceit, get out of the kitchen.
Also, Bravo already announced the return of Million Dollar Listing New York, Married to Medicine, The Real Housewives of Orange County, and Flipping Out. However, no mention of ‘The Real Housewives of Miami.’ Sorry RHOM fans.
Avigail is an Entertainment blogger at All About The Tea, who specializes in The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Potomac. Avigail has a background in marketing. She’s a Brooklynite living in the Bahamas, with a passion for travel, writing, reality TV watching, pop culture and spoken word.