Bravo has added a new ‘Real Housewives’ series to their franchise. The Real Housewives of Potomac is here! The show promises to peel back the curtains of the exclusive suburb of Potomac, Maryland. Making a show about Washington that isn’t actually filmed in Washington? Sounds interesting.
Located just up the river from our nation’s capital of Washington, D.C., Potomac is a cozy, upscale enclave with gated mansions, rolling hills, and exclusive country clubs. Viewers will be introduced to the upscale lives of six affluent African-American women, who call Potomac home. Where’s the drama exactly? Social status, power, and influence mean everything to these women — they are constantly vying to be the star of their elite social circle.
The Real Housewives of Potomac will follow socialite and single mom Gizelle Bryant, international model and TV personality Katie Rost, grand dame Karen Huger, social butterfly Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, publicist and single mom Robyn Dixon, as well as restaurateur Ashley Darby.
If we’ve learned anything from this first look, it’s that Potomac residents throw a lot of parties, and place a strong emphasis on the distinction between old money versus new money and proper etiquette. “If you haven’t heard of Potomac, that’s fine, because that means we’ve done a great job of keeping it a nice, little secret,” Gizelle explains of the town she calls home. It’s also a place where playing by the rules is very important. “If you don’t behave yourself in Potomac, you might be asked to leave,” Katie adds.
The Real Housewives of Potomac premieres Sunday, January 17 at 9|8c.
Bravo is not done yet! The Real Housewives of Dallas is also on the roster for later next year. Stay tuned for more on that series.
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.