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Bravo Cancels 'The Real Housewives of D.C.'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Apr 8th 2011 7:15AM
'The Real Housewives of D.C.'It's been a bad year so far for Michaele Salahi. First she got thrown out of 'Celebrity Rehab' for not being addicted to anything, and now comes news that her version of 'The Real Housewives' has become the first one to be canceled.

Rumors have been swirling for weeks that the series was in jeopardy, and now 'The Washington Post' reports that Bravo officially pulled the plug on the 'The Real Housewives of D.C.' Thursday.

According to the 'Post,' the production company behind the series contacted the cast to let them know Washington's contribution to Bravo's reality TV franchise would not be picked up for a second season.

The cancelation makes 'D.C.' the first 'Housewives' series not to receive a second season. Andy Cohen, Bravo's executive vice president of original programming and development, said, "We had an amazing season and we told stories that were unique to any other in the franchise. I wish all our DC Wives the best and hope to work with them again in another capacity."

So, can we expect to see any of the 'D.C.' housewives in their own spin-off show à la 'New York's Bethenny Frankel? Cohen didn't elaborate, but confirmed that British 'Housewife' Cat Ommanney has already booked her next gig on Bravo, taking part in -- what else? -- Royal Wedding coverage. "Cat is booked on our April 28th 'Watch What Happens Live' Royal Wedding Spectacular," he said.

Does this spell the beginning of the end of 'The Real Housewives'? Bravo's money-spinner launched in 2006 with 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' and parlayed its heady high-drama mix of Botox, boobs, blonds and bitchiness into a franchise with versions in New York City, New Jersey, Atlanta, Beverly Hills, D.C. and Miami.

Cohen has already confirmed that Miami is the last stop on the 'Housewives' train. It has not yet been picked up for a second season, but the 'O.C.' mothership has just kicked off its sixth season and 'Beverly Hills' was recently renewed. So the end's not in sight just yet.

'The Real Housewives of D.C.' launched to respectable ratings but never caught fire like its stablemates. One of the problems was that for viewers used to the hot tub-loving, wig-wearing drama queens and table-flippers of the other versions, the 'D.C.' housewives were simply a bit bland.

Cohen admitted the comparative demureness of the 'D.C.' show back in October when he told 'The Washington Post' that "It's less noisy. ... It's serious, it's politics. ... The level of discourse on this show is different. For people who expect to see table flipping or wig pulling, that was never going to happen on this show."

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cinderlla.california

Ok, DC housewives... you think to much of yourselves. Kat being denied a visit from the whitehouse based others actions. Maybe her husband did not want her there or her husband is just not that important to the whitehouse.
You all have made your mistakes.
So Kat said she had MS it is up to her to determine when, where and to whom she wants the info given out. They had everyright to pled the 5th. The rest of the housewives were just jelous. They need to go out into the real world and try to live the judgmental way they behave on the show. She does to have a doctor talk to anyone. she can talk about her own health and for Linda to say she has been investigating what is eaten, lifestyle etc. She has not right. Oh Bravo.... you all loved it because it made the show. kat if you do not want to be an American... Boo hooo go home. Sorry I had never heard of your husband.. Kat you are not honest... you are rude...rude...rude.

ok it is a show but because they are real people it is frusturating when they think they are better than the rest of the world. Why then would anyone want to watch you. Well please excuse the typos... I am home sick and watching the reruns... I do like all the other house wives shows..except NY has gotten to mean. I guess it is like life... once you get to know people the real personalities start coming out. You either like them or not..
Please have some class and each part of the country share the unique parts of them. I love to watch how difeerent states deal with political but more the everyday life of the family ... This could still be a good show just put the ego back in a jar and so the US things about DC that are important. U have a wonderfu; opportunity!

January 26 2012 at 3:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
smeebs37

Thank GOD!!! We don't need anymore of these filthy housewives from any state!!!

April 09 2011 at 7:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mindtravels

The minute I read the facts about Danielle Staub and Michaela Sulami (sp?), I turned off HW of DC, NJ. I don't watch HWof Miami; it's too ethnic-based. And who does the makeup for Marisol's Mom? What horrid trick to play on an old woman! She looks like a blood-hpound with trout lips. However, I'm hooked on Atlanta because CLEARLY Nene Leakes' persona stole the show. I dislike Slade Smiley sooo much, I can't stop watching HWof OC. And someone should tell Vicki Gundalson (sp?) to spend some of that discretionary money on getting her face peeled. She has horrible acne scars and sun damage. Please don't let Theresa Guidice parade those children on camera anymore. They are not photogenic and she does them a great disservice dressing them like 1600's French court ladies. Wow. Can you see how addicted I actually am? Great Fan. Oh, tell Jill Zarin to go back to being a beautiful auburn-haired woman; too dark and too long. Come Back, Little Jill! You were the only redhead...except Carolyn Manzo's attempt to have a dye job..or the red swatch that the singer had on HWof Atlanta. So typical. If you can't be beautiful, be bold and push the envelop. Hellooo

April 09 2011 at 6:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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smeebs37

Ummmm, I think you need to get a fuckin life!! You have waaaaaaay too much time on your hands.

April 09 2011 at 7:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bulbar

The real housewives have been over played. One how many of them are really housewives. I live in OC and we are not as shallow, unintelligent or trashy. The housewives of Miami are plan trailer trash. The housewives of Bev.Hills and DC has the most class and substance. Lets get real. It's boring to all of us housewives and professionals who have a life. Good bye & Good night housewives where ever you really are.

April 09 2011 at 6:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Thomas

I liked the Washington Housewives, mostly because of the topical scandal involving the anorexic blond and her hubby who invaded the White House. They were both unabashedly clueless and unscrupulous, and surpassed all of the other housewives in this respect. Plus I enjoyed CAT and the others greatly. Why cancel?

April 09 2011 at 4:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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smeebs37

Cancel because the show sucks ass!!!

April 09 2011 at 7:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joyce Nicodemus

If the Salahi's disappeared off the earth, would ANYONE miss them? Scam artists, period.

April 08 2011 at 4:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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April 08 2011 at 11:43 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Samuel Bronkowitz

Michelle Salahi will have to go back to charity scamming. Her and her husband have already sucked his parent's life's work dry into bankruptcy. What losers. http://www.facebook.com/WhiteHousePartyCrashers

April 08 2011 at 11:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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