Bravo Scraps “Real Housewives Of Chicago;” Hits Green Light On Vegas Spinoff
So much for not oversaturating the market! Publicly, Bravo has pooh-poohed the idea of adding another city to its thriving Real Housewives franchise, but that’s not what we hear. With the sleep-inducing Real Housewives of DC now officially off the schedule, Word on the Curb has it that network chiefs are not-so-quietly casting for a new Housewives series — this time set in Sin City Las Vegas.
A Joan Rivers female impersonator, a swinging exotic dancer, and a washed-up entertainment reporter are among the side-splitting personalities are among the prospective candidates, according to Strip Gossip Guy Norm Clarke.
One city that won’t be getting its own version of well-off hellraisers NeNe Leakes or Terese Giudice any time soon? Chicago. Celebrity snitches say Bravo passed on doing a Real Housewives of Chicago after producers deemed socialites in The Windy City “boring” in comparison to the divas reppin’ New York, New Jersey, Beverly Hills, Orange County, and Atlanta, where the Housewives series has seen its greatest success.