The Hotwives
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The Hotwives of Orlando title card
Also known as
  • ...of Orlando (season 1)
  • ...of Las Vegas (season 2)
Genre
Created by
Directed byAlex Fernie
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Running time23 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkHulu
Original releaseJuly 15, 2014 (2014-07-15) –
September 22, 2015 (2015-09-22)

The Hotwives is an American sitcom that premiered on July 15, 2014, on the video streaming website Hulu. Developed by Paramount Digital Entertainment as a parody of The Real Housewives reality television franchise broadcast on Bravo, the first season follows the lives of several fictional women residing in Orlando, Florida. The series' seven hotwives are inspired by several housewives that have been featured on installments of The Real Housewives.

Season two, following a new group of ladies in Las Vegas, premiered on August 18, 2015.[1]

Conception

The series was created by Dannah Phirman and Danielle Schneider. Paul Scheer and Jonathan Stern serve as executive producers.[2] It is part of Hulu's initiative to produce original scripted programming. The show is a scripted parody of the reality television franchise The Real Housewives on Bravo. The reality TV parody series depicts the purportedly exclusive and glamorous world of "hot housewives" from different cities each season, following the women as they fight over everything from their love of shoes, plastic surgery, and the pursuit of spending all of their husbands' money.

Plot

The first season (The Hotwives of Orlando) focused on "Orlando Hotwives" Tawny St. John (portrayed by Casey Wilson), Shauna Maducci (Danielle Schneider), Phe Phe Reed (Tymberlee Hill), Veronica Von Vandervon (Andrea Savage), Crystal Simmons (Angela Kinsey), and Amanda Simmons (Kristen Schaal).

The second season (The Hotwives of Las Vegas) focuses on "Vegas Hotwives" Denise Funt (Schneider), Leona Carpeze (Dannah Phirman), Jenfer Beudon (Wilson), Ivanka Silversan (Savage), Callie Silversan (Erinn Hayes), "First Lady" Stephanie (Kinsey), and Hill reprising her role as Phe Phe Reed, now newly relocated to Las Vegas.[3]

Cast

Season one – The Hotwives of Orlando (2014)

Main cast

Supporting and recurring cast

Other guest appearances have included "Weird Al" Yankovic, Kate Walsh, Rich Fulcher, Melissa Rauch, Kulap Vilaysack, Lauren Lapkus, and Horatio Sanz.

Season two – The Hotwives of Las Vegas (2015)

Supporting and recurring cast

Hotwives of Orlando appearances

Other guest appearances included "Weird Al" Yankovic, Thomas Lennon, Jackie Siegel, Rob Huebel, June Diane Raphael, Ian Roberts, Dan Bucatinsky, Seth Morris, and Lisa Rinna.

Real Housewives counterparts

The entire cast represent members of the Real Housewives series.

Season one

Co-creator Dannah Phirman also recurs as Alli, based on "friend of the Real Housewives" Dana Wilkey from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Season two

In addition, secondary character Ace (Keegan-Michael Key) is based on The Real Housewives of Orange County's Slade Smiley, who also romanced two housewives.

Episodes

SeasonTitleEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1The Hotwives of Orlando7July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)
2The Hotwives of Las Vegas7August 18, 2015 (2015-08-18)September 22, 2015 (2015-09-22)

Season 1 (2014)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateProd.
code
11"Meet the Hotwives"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderJuly 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)101
22"Pimps and Hoo-Ha's"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderJuly 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)102
33"Say You, Séance"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderJuly 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)103
44"Intervention Party"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderJuly 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)104
55"Staycation"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderJuly 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)105
66"Vow Renewals"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderJuly 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)106
77"The Reunion"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderJuly 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)107

Season 2 (2015)

On January 7, 2015, Hulu announced The Hotwives will have a second season, following a new group of ladies in Las Vegas. The new season premiered on August 18, 2015.[1]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
81"What Happens in Vegas... Seriously, What Happens There?"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderAugust 18, 2015 (2015-08-18)201
92"You Make Me Wanna Drought"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderAugust 18, 2015 (2015-08-18)202
103"The Leona, the Witch, and the Whore-Drobe"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderAugust 25, 2015 (2015-08-25)203
114"Old Friends, New Enemies"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderSeptember 1, 2015 (2015-09-01)204
125"Vaca-Shunned"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderSeptember 8, 2015 (2015-09-08)205
136"Labor of Love"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderSeptember 15, 2015 (2015-09-15)206
147"The Reunion"Alex FernieDannah Phirman & Danielle SchneiderSeptember 22, 2015 (2015-09-22)207

Broadcast

Season one (The Hotwives of Orlando) was released in its entirety on July 15, 2014, on Hulu. The Pop channel began airing season one on television in January 2015. Season One was made available on Netflix in the UK and Ireland on September 12, 2015.[7]

Season two's (The Hotwives of Las Vegas) episodes released weekly, beginning August 18, 2015. In France, the series is broadcast on "Canal+Series"[8]

Home media

Season one (The Hotwives of Orlando) was released on DVD on May 12, 2015. The DVD release contains all 7 episodes of its first season.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b Patrick Hipes. "'Hotwives Of Orlando' Renewed At Hulu, Pack Bags For Las Vegas – Deadline". Deadline Hollywood.
  2. ^ "Hulu Original Series — Reality Spoof 'Hotwives of Orlando' Added To 2014 Lineup". Variety. 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  3. ^ Sean L. McCarthy (2015-05-22). "Meet the cast of Hulu's The Hotwives of Las Vegas". The Comics Comic. Retrieved 2015-06-02.
  4. ^ "Casey Wilson: Why I Love the Real Housewives". Bravo TV Official Site.
  5. ^ a b "Hulu's 'The Hotwives of Orlando' Premieres July 15: First Look and Scoop From Producer Paul Scheer". yahoo.com. 30 April 2014.
  6. ^ a b Hinckley, David. "'The Hotwives of Las Vegas' cast reveals favorite 'Real Housewives' role models". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  7. ^ "Netflix – Watch TV Shows Online, Watch Movies Online".
  8. ^ "Programmes TV – The Hotwives of Orlando – Série – Comédie – Canal + Séries – 07/03/2016 – 21H55".
  9. ^ David Lambert. "The Hotwives – 'Of Orlando: The Complete 1st Season' DVD: Box Art, Price, Date". TV Shows on DVD. Archived from the original on 2015-08-01.