The mighty Bravo has hit a roadblock en route to nonsensical reality domination. Radar Online reportedly confirms that The Real Housewives Of D.C. is not coming back. Ever. The franchise that Andy Cohen was certain would carry on the tradition of snug fabric and foreclosure fell short, and no one’s really surprised. This installment failed to captivate readers as the other cities did (those NJ broads are nuts, and nuts people pull in high ratings), which proved to Bravo that it’s not the network that draws in viewers, but the women themselves. A source told Radar Online,
“Bravo used to think it was about the brand and they could switch the housewives at any point but now they have realized it is about the women involved and that has changed their perspective. They’ve realized a lot with the failure of DC and Miami, and they’re going to concentrate on the successful shows they have and not expand any further.
Ah yes, Miami. This bottom-of-the-barrel installment isn’t doing so well either. Cohen has taken both cities as a lesson learned and just recently announced that no new Housewives franchises would be developed. Bravo is sticking with what works, but we wonder if removing Danielle Staub from the equation will put Cohen and Co. even deeper in the hole.
No official statement has been released from Bravo or its parent company NBC Universal, nor have the cast members been notified of the cancelation. You know who we’ll miss the least, but can’t get rid of? The Salahis. Take a spin through our gallery to see Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi arrive back in D.C. March 16th after her short-lived stint on Celebrity Rehab. What crap weasels.
And is that a wax figure of Michaele in the group shot? I didn’t know she was famous enough for Madame Tussauds!