The single most prominent network today that has championed the reality tv form is Bravo TV – the Real Housewives franchise in particular. Bravo’s school of the docu-soaps are known for their common trait on being almost exclusively about posh, gated communities, and a cast that stars a very tightly knit and well-acquainted network of an elite social class. The tale, again, begins in Orange County – The Real Housewives of Orange County was the first show from the franchise to air in 2006, which were followed by nine mainline domestic shows based on different cities and regions of the U.S. within the span of a decade, as well as numerous international installments and a huge number of spin-offs as well. The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills is among these mainline installments that premiered in 2010.
The proliferation that is called the reality TV ‘boom’ of the early 90’s mostly consisted of the competitive game shows which have drawn massive criticism for scripting and manipulation of the games to bring greater dramatic effect to the narrative (some would dub this the successor to the 60’s quiz show scandals). But since these shows are what eventually led to the insurgence of more and new forms reality TV, they are retroactively crowned as the poster boy of reality TV as an unwritten rule – a rule that stands true to date, as there are a handful of shows that follow this old talent hunt show/competitive game show prototype on major variety entertainment networks and their sister channels at any given point of the year. In any case, today, most reality tv shows should rather be called melodrama shows, because that’s what they have become. And The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills stands right at the forefront of shows that have less reality and more melodrama.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast: Who’s in it?
As you may already know, the cast of all the shows in this vein are filled in with a group of people who are well-acquainted and have at least some social thread that ties them to each other. It is common for the show’s semi-regulated plot to pivot upon the past relationships or encounters among characters, which are referenced in passing so as to make it clear to the audience. One would think that such a prerequisite would severely curtail the show’s capability to change its cast around freely, but, on the contrary, changes even in the main cast are not uncommon, and it is almost customary to see a largely different set of housewives take the centre stage within a couple of seasons.
The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills is no exception, as only very few of the original housewives remain as the main figures in the show. The current cast consists of original housewife Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna (season 5–present), Erika Girardi (season 6–present), Dorit Kemsley (season 7–present), Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave (season 8–present), and Denise Richards (season 9–present). Previous cast members include original housewives Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, and Lisa Vanderpump; and later additions Brandi Glanville, Yolanda Hadid, Carlton Gebbia, Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, Eileen Davidson, and Kathryn Edwards.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Plot: What is it about?
Each show in The Real Housewives franchise try to make each episode a self-complete chapter, some of which adds to the overarching plot progression, and Beverley Hills is no exception to this norm. The plot of the revolves around dynamics among the housewives of Beverly Hills. There are arguments, there is love, there are conflicts, hearts are broken, hearts are mended, relationships evolve. Oh.. and one more thing: a lot of bitching.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 10 Release Date: When will it premiere?
The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills Season 9 premiered on February 12, 2019 and after lasting for 24 episodes it wrapped up in July, 2019. Now, the million dollar question in your mind must be: has The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills been renewed? Well, even though we don’t have an official confirmation, it is a foregone conclusion that the show will come back for another season once Season 9 gets over. Based on past release trends, The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills Season 10 should premiere sometime in December, 2019 or February, 2020. We will update this section as we learn more.