If you’re a glutton for reality television, you’re more than aware of the popular Real Housewives franchise that airs on Bravo. The cable network struck gold with The Real Housewives of Orange County, which spawned several spin-offs including New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, D.C., Beverly Hills, and most recently Miami.
Out of this group some have fared better than others, but none of them have been canceled — until now. Today we learned that Bravo has decided to pull the plug on The Real Housewives of D.C. and we can honestly say we’re not surprised. The show tried to market itself as another drama-filled spectacle but that was false advertising. There’s a reason why the show was axed, it’s called boredom.
In the world of reality television it’s no secret that controversy and drama sells. Those were two things that the D.C. cast lacked. With the exception of the infamous White House crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the show had nothing to offer. D.C. committed one of TV’s cardinal sins — it was conservative! Or at least it was conservative compared to its sister shows.
All the cast members spent a good chunk of their time attending political events, planning functions for charities, and having dinners with snooty upper class citizens who weren’t relatable. It’s as if no one in the cast wanted to get their hands dirty on TV. The women had cleaner reputations than most Washington politicians!
If we had to describe The Real Housewives of D.C. with one word it would be: vanilla. And vanilla in the entertainment industry equals death! Every other show in the series has something to offer in terms of personality and D.C. doesn’t. The O.C. cast plays into the fantasy of beach blondes and millionaires, New York shows the shady side of Manhattan’s elite, New Jersey, well, you know what New Jersey offers, Atlanta is over the top and flamboyant, and Beverly Hills is cat fight central.
Overall, D.C never had a real chance. They tried to be a classy installment in a trashy franchise, therefore their fate was already sealed. But don’t worry, they’re not the only ones with a dark future. If the new Miami cast doesn’t get it together we wouldn’t be surprised if they got canceled next. Did you tune in to the Real Housewives of D.C.?