Move Over Atlanta: The Real Housewives Of Potomac Are Here

November 11, 2015  |  

While the ratings for “Real Housewives of Atlanta” fall without the presence of NeNe Leakes, it looks like Bravo is already waiting with the answer, the next best, new thing.

The network is introducing two new shows to the franchise. “The Real Housewives of Dallas” and “The Real Housewives of Potomac.”

Potomac, Maryland is a suburb of Washington D.C. Bravo describes it as a “cozy, upscale enclave with gated mansions, rolling hills and exclusive country clubs.” And if you’ve never heard of it, housewife Gizelle says, “…that’s fine, because that means we’ve done a great job of keeping it a nice, little secret.”

In this new series, we’ll watch as a new crew of wealthy African American women, whose family broke down racial barriers, live and exist in this posh and polished world today.

According to Bravo, the cast consists of “socialite and single mom Gizelle Bryant, international model and TV personality Katie Rost, grand dame Karen Huger, social butterfly Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, publicist and single mom Robyn Dixon, as well as restaurateur Ashley Darby.”

The ladies, who could all pass a paper bag test, place emphasis on the distinction between old money and new money and proper decorum. In fact, Katie Rost noted, “If you don’t behave yourself in Potomac, you might be asked to leave.” It sounds like the shallow embodiment of DuBois’ Talented Tenth.

I’ll be interested to see if these ladies maintain their class, or if they start launching drinks, hitting below the belt and scrapping like the once self proclaimed classy women of Atlanta did.

Check out the trailer for the new series below.

Are you here for this one? The series premieres on Sunday, January 17 at 9/8c on Bravo.

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