|The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills|
|Created by||Scott Dunlop|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||12|
|No. of episodes||258 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||41–43 minutes|
|Production company||Evolution Media|
|Original release||October 14, 2010 –|
|Preceded by||The Real Housewives of D.C.|
|Followed by||The Real Housewives of Miami|
|Related shows||Vanderpump Rules|
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (abbreviated RHOBH) is an American reality television series that premiered on Bravo on October 14, 2010. Developed as the sixth installment in The Real Housewives franchise, it has aired eleven seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women living in or around Beverly Hills, California.
The cast of the current twelfth season consists of; Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, Crystal Kung Minkoff and Diana Jenkins, with Kathy Hilton and Sheree Zampino serving as "friends of the housewives".
The success of the show has resulted in two spin-offs; Vanderpump Rules and Vanderpump Dogs, both featuring original cast member Lisa Vanderpump.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was announced in March 2010 as the sixth installment in The Real Housewives franchise.
The first season premiered on October 14, 2010, and starred Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump.
The show received a 2011 Critics Choice Award for best reality series.
The second season premiered on September 5, 2011, with Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey introduced as "friends of the housewives."
The second season was re-edited after the death of Taylor’s husband, Russell Armstrong, who died by suicide on August 15, 2011.
Grammer left the main cast after the second season.
The third season premiered on November 5, 2012, Glanville was upgraded to a main cast member, with Yolanda Hadid joining the cast. Faye Resnick and Marisa Zanuck were introduced as "friends of the housewives," while Grammer joined them.
Maloof did not return for the fourth season after she refused to attend the season three reunion.
The fourth season premiered on November 4, 2013, with Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud joining the cast. Armstrong was reduced to being a guest.
Gebbia and Giraud were not asked back after the fourth season.
The fifth season premiered on November 18, 2014, with Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna joining the cast. Armstrong, Grammer and Maloof participated in the season as guests. Denise Richards also made a guest appearance.
Kim Richards and Glanville were not asked back for the sixth season as regular cast members.
The sixth season premiered on December 1, 2015, with Kathryn Edwards and Erika Jayne joining the cast. Armstrong, Grammer, Maloof, Kim Richards and Glanville returned in guest appearances, alongside Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City.
The sixth season served as the final season for Hadid, and the only season for Edwards.
The seventh season premiered on December 6, 2016, with Dorit Kemsley joining the cast. Eden Sassoon joined the show in a recurring capacity, whilst Grammer made regular guest appearances throughout the season, alongside Kim Richards who served as a "friend of the housewives".
Kim Richards, Davidson and Sassoon left the show after the seventh season.
The eighth season premiered on December 19, 2017, with Teddi Mellencamp joining the cast. Grammer returned as a "friend of the housewives", while Maloof, Davidson and Resnick appeared as guests, along with Frankel.
The ninth season premiered on February 12, 2019, and featured all six cast members from the previous season, with Denise Richards joining the cast. Grammer returned once again as a "friend of the housewives", while Kim Richards, Glanville, and Resnick all appeared as guests.
Vanderpump quit the show mid-season and did not return to the series after she failed to attend the season nine reunion.
The tenth season premiered on April 15, 2020, with Garcelle Beauvais joining the cast. Sutton Stracke also debuted in the show, as a "friend of the housewives". Both Grammer and Glanville served as friends of the housewives for the tenth season. Maloof, Kim Richards, Davidson, and Resnick also made guest appearances during the season.
Denise Richards announced her departure from the show after the tenth season, while Mellencamp was dismissed from the cast. This also marked the last appearances of Grammer and Glanville. 
The eleventh season premiered on May 19, 2021, Stracke was upgraded to a main cast member, with Crystal Kung Minkoff joining the cast, while Kathy Hilton rejoined the cast in a "friend of the housewives" capacity.
Former housewife Mellencamp made a guest appearance in the season.
The twelfth season (currently broadcasting on Bravo) premiered on May 11, 2022, and features the entire cast from the previous season with Diana Jenkins joining the cast. Sheree Zampino joined the show as a "friend of the housewives". Former housewives Mellencamp Arroyave and Kim Richards, alongside Jamie Lee Curtis and Melissa Etheridge made guest appearances.
|Joyce Giraud de Ohoven||Main|
|Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave||Main||Guest|
|Crystal Kung Minkoff||Main|
|Friends of the housewives|
Main article: List of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||17||October 14, 2010||February 15, 2011||1.92|
|2||24||September 5, 2011||February 16, 2012||2.17|
|3||22||November 5, 2012||April 8, 2013||1.99|
|4||23||November 4, 2013||April 7, 2014||1.81|
|5||23||November 18, 2014||April 21, 2015||1.81|
|6||24||December 1, 2015||May 10, 2016||1.75|
|7||21||December 6, 2016||April 25, 2017||1.73|
|8||22||December 19, 2017||May 15, 2018||1.63|
|9||24||February 12, 2019||July 30, 2019||1.66|
|10||20||April 15, 2020||September 23, 2020||1.46|
|11||24||May 19, 2021||November 3, 2021||1.19|
|12||TBA||May 11, 2022||TBA||TBA|
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs regularly on Bravo in the United States; most episodes are approximately forty-two to forty-four minutes in length, and are broadcast in standard definition and high definition. Since its premiere, the series has alternated airing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and has been frequently shifted between the 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 PM timeslots.
The music video for Lady Gaga's 2014 song "G.U.Y." features then-cast members from season four.
In 2014, Camille Grammer, Kyle Richards and Brandi Glanville appeared in the comedy film The Hungover Games, making cameo appearances as Housewives.
In 2019, a screen cap from the season two episode "Malibu Beach Party from Hell" began trending as the "Woman yelling at a cat" meme, featuring cast members Taylor Armstrong and Kyle Richards followed by a picture of a cat sitting at a dinner table. It later won Meme of the Year at the Shorty Awards in 2020, with Armstrong virtually accepting the award.
In 2021, Brandi Glanville joined RHOA star Kenya Moore and RHOP star Candiace Dillard in a parody of the Real Housewives franchise on a show called Family Reunion.
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