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The Real Housewives is a U.S. media franchise that consists of several reality television series broadcast on Bravo. The shows document the lives of several affluent housewives residing in varying regions throughout the United States.
The first version, The Real Housewives of Orange County, premiered on March 21, 2006; its success resulted in spin-off series located in New York City and Atlanta in 2008; New Jersey in 2009; D.C. and Beverly Hills in 2010; Miami in 2011; Potomac and Dallas in 2016.
The subsequent installments have proven similarly successful, and have resulted in numerous spin-off series of their own.