The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
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GenreReality
Created byScott Dunlop
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons12
No. of episodes268 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Alex Baskin
  • Andy Cohen
  • Christopher Cullen
  • Toni Gallagher
  • Douglas Ross
  • Dave Rupel
Producers
  • Christopher Cullen
  • Kimberly Goodman
  • Sally-Anne King
  • Anthony McLemore
  • Julie Murphy
  • Ken Schoech
Camera setupMultiple
Running time41–43 minutes
Production companyEvolution Media
Release
Original networkBravo
Picture formatNTSC
HDTV 1080i
Original releaseOctober 14, 2010 (2010-10-14) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byThe Real Housewives of D.C.
Followed byThe Real Housewives of Miami
RelatedVanderpump Rules
Vanderpump Dogs

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 twelve 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.

Current cast

Main

Friends of

Overview and casting

Seasons 1–4

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was announced in March 2010 as the sixth series in The Real Housewives franchise.[1] The first season premiered on October 14, 2010, and starred Kyle Richards, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer and Taylor Armstrong.[2] The series received a 2011 Critics Choice Award for best reality series.[3]

The second season premiered on September 5, 2011, with Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey introduced as what were called "friends of the housewives."[4] The second season was re-edited after the death of Taylor Armstrong's husband, Russell Armstrong, who died by suicide on August 15, 2011.[5] Meyer left the main cast after the second season.

The third season aired on November 5, 2012. Glanville was upgraded to a main cast member and Yolanda Foster was added to the series. Marisa Zanuck and Faye Resnick were introduced as friends of the housewives, while Meyer was reduced to being a friend of them.[6][7] Adrienne Maloof did not return for the fourth season after she refused to attend the season three reunion.[8]

The fourth season premiered on November 4, 2013, with Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud joining the cast. But Armstrong was reduced to being a guest.[9][10] Giraud and Gebbia were not asked back after the fourth season.[11]

Seasons 5–8

The fifth season premiered on November 18, 2014, featuring Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson as the new housewives.[12] Maloof, Meyer, and Armstrong participated in that season as guests.[13] Kim Richards and Glanville were not asked back for the sixth season as regular cast members.[14][15]

Erika Jayne and Kathryn Edwards joined the show's sixth season which premiered on December 1, 2015. Kim Richards, Meyer, Armstrong, Resnick, Maloof, and Glanville returned in guest appearances, alongside Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City.[16] The season served as the final season for Hadid, and the only season for Edwards.[17][18]

The seventh season premiered on December 6, 2016, with new cast member, Dorit Kemsley. Eden Sassoon joined the show in a recurring capacity, whilst Meyer also made regular appearances throughout the season, alongside Kim Richards who served as a friend.[19] Davidson, Sassoon and Kim Richards left the series after the seventh season.[20][21]

The eighth season premiered on December 19, 2017, with the addition of Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave as a new cast member. Meyer returned as a friend of the housewives, while Davidson, Resnick, and Maloof appeared as guests, along with Frankel.[22][23]

Seasons 9–present

The ninth season premiered on February 12, 2019. It featured all six cast members from the previous season, with Denise Richards joining the cast. Meyer returned once again as a friend of the housewives, while Kim Richards, Glanville, and Resnick all appeared as guests.[24] But Vanderpump left the show after the ninth season.[25]

Garcelle Beauvais joined the cast, as a main cast member, in the tenth season, which premiered on April 15, 2020. Sutton Stracke also debuted in the show, as a friend of the housewives.[26] Meyer, Kim Richards, Maloof, Glanville, Davidson, and Resnick also made guest appearances during the season.[27][28][29] Denise Richards announced her departure from the show after the tenth season, while Mellencamp was dismissed from the cast;[30][31] the grounds for Mellencamp's dismissal were not made fully clear at the time.

The eleventh season, which premiered on May 19, 2021, featured Crystal Kung Minkoff joining the show and Stracke joining the main cast,[32] while Kathy Hilton rejoined the cast in a "friend of the housewives" capacity. Former housewife Mellencamp Arroyave made a guest appearance in the season.

The twelfth season, which premiered on May 11, 2022, featured the entire cast of the eleventh season returning, with new housewife Diana Jenkins and new friend of the housewives Sheree Zampino joining the cast.[33][34] Former cast members Mellencamp Arroyave, and Resnick made guest appearances.

Cast

Timeline of cast members

Main cast members
Cast member Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Taylor Armstrong Main Guest
Camille Grammer Main Friend Guest Friend Guest
Adrienne Maloof Main Guest Guest Guest
Kim Richards Main Guest Guest
Kyle Richards Main
Lisa Vanderpump Main
Brandi Glanville Friend Main Guest Guest
Yolanda Hadid Main
Carlton Gebbia Main
Joyce Giraud de Ohoven Main
Eileen Davidson Main Guest Guest
Lisa Rinna Guest Main
Kathryn Edwards Main
Erika Girardi Main
Dorit Kemsley Main
Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave Main Guest
Denise Richards Guest Main
Garcelle Beauvais Main
Crystal Kung Minkoff Main
Sutton Stracke Friend Main
Diana Jenkins Main
Friends of the housewives
Dana Wilkey Guest Friend Guest
Faye Resnick Guest Friend Guest Guest Guest
Kathy Hilton Guest Guest Guest Friend
Marisa Zanuck Friend
Sheree Zampino Guest Guest Friend
Eden Sassoon Friend

Episodes

Main article: List of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episodes

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episodes
SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedAverage
Viewers
(millions)
First airedLast aired
117October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14)February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)1.92
224September 5, 2011 (2011-09-05)February 16, 2012 (2012-02-16)2.17
322November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)April 8, 2013 (2013-04-08)1.99
423November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04)April 7, 2014 (2014-04-07)1.81
523November 18, 2014 (2014-11-18)April 21, 2015 (2015-04-21)1.81
624December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)May 10, 2016 (2016-05-10)1.75
721December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)April 25, 2017 (2017-04-25)1.73
822December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)May 15, 2018 (2018-05-15)1.63
924February 12, 2019 (2019-02-12)July 30, 2019 (2019-07-30)1.66
1020April 15, 2020 (2020-04-15)September 23, 2020 (2020-09-23)1.46
1124May 19, 2021 (2021-05-19)November 3, 2021 (2021-11-03)1.19
1224May 11, 2022 (2022-05-11)October 26, 2022 (2022-10-26)1.16

Broadcast history

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs regularly on Bravo in the United States;[35] most episodes are approximately forty-two to forty-four minutes in length,[36] and are broadcast in standard definition and high definition.[37] 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.[35]

In popular culture

The music video for Lady Gaga's 2014 song "G.U.Y." features then-cast members from season four.[38]

In 2014, Camille Grammer, Kyle Richards and Brandi Glanville appeared in the comedy film The Hungover Games, making cameo appearances as Housewives.[39]

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.[40][41][42]

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.[43]

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