The Real Housewives of Sydney
GenreReality television
Based onThe Real Housewives
Presented byAlex Perry (s. 1)
Joel Creasey (s. 2)
Starring
  • AthenaX Levendi
  • Krissy Marsh
  • Lisa Oldfield
  • Nicole O'Neil
  • Victoria Rees
  • Matty Samaei
  • Melissa Tkautz
  • Dr Kate Adams
  • Terry Biviano
  • Caroline Gaultier
  • Victoria Montano
  • Sally Obermeder
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes23 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Lisa Potasz (s. 1)
  • Kylie Washington (s. 1)
  • Natalie Brosnan (s. 2)
  • Dan Sheldon (s. 2)
  • Alison Hubert-Burns (s. 2)
  • Howard Myers (s. 2)
Producers
  • Philippa Rubira (s. 1)
  • Samantha Martin (s. 2)
  • Jess Hawkins (s. 2)
  • Stace Hollis (s. 2)
  • Dan Rees (s. 2)
  • Laura Ritchie (s. 2)
  • Jack Langdon (s. 2)
Camera setupMultiple
Running time45–56 minutes
Production companyMatchbox Pictures
Original release
NetworkArena (2017; 2023–present)
Binge (2023–present)
Release26 February 2017 (2017-02-26) –
present
Related
The Real Housewives of Melbourne
The Real Housewives of Auckland

The Real Housewives of Sydney (abbreviated RHOS) is an Australian reality television series that premiered on Arena on 26 February 2017. Developed as an international installment of the American The Real Housewives franchise and the third installment of the franchise by Matchbox Pictures, following The Real Housewives of Melbourne and The Real Housewives of Auckland. It has two seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of women living in Sydney, Australia.

The series was cancelled in 2019 after one season, however a revival was announced on 28 April 2023. New episodes premiere exclusively on streaming service Binge, and air same-day on Arena.[1]

Overview

Season 1

On 3 September 2014, the production company for The Real Housewives of Melbourne, Matchbox Pictures, revealed they were filming another series, in Sydney or Gold Coast.[2] A year later in September 2015, it was again reported that Matchbox Pictures were looking into filming a new series in the aforementioned cities, along with possible candidates.[3] On 27 February 2016, The Real Housewives of Melbourne cast member, Gamble Breaux, revealed that she was assisting the production company on looking for talent in Sydney.[4]

The Real Housewives of Sydney was officially announced on 16 May 2016.[5] The Real Housewives of Sydney serves as the second spin-off, of The Real Housewives of Melbourne following The Real Housewives of Auckland.[6][7] On 22 July 2016, the cast of the first season was announced. The show will follow seven wealthy and bored women including AthenaX Levendi[8] Krissy Marsh,[9] Lisa Oldfield,[10] Nicole O'Neil,[11] Matty Samaei,[12] Melissa Tkautz,[13] and Victoria Rees.[14][15][16] The women are described by Foxtel as "charismatic and engaging" as well as women who enjoy "the extravagant, stylish and cosmopolitan lifestyle of Sydney."[17] This marked the first time in the history of the franchise that a series has debuted with a total of seven women.[18] The filming for the ten-part series began filming in September, having The Real Housewives of Melbourne filming put on hold until 2017.[19][20] Filming concluded on 20 December 2016.[21] The series premiered on 26 February 2017,[22][23] and featured a total of twelve episodes.[24][25] On 9 January 2017, a "meet the wives" trailer was released, which featured all housewives and their profession/notability in Sydney.[26] The reunion for season one was filmed on 26 March 2017, taking 19 hours to film.

Season 2–present

On 28 April 2023, a 10-part revival of the series was announced to stream exclusively on Binge.[27] In August 2023, Binge confirmed the cast with Marsh and O'Neil returning to the series, joined by new housewives Kate Adams, Terry Biviano, Caroline Gaultier, Victoria Montano, and Sally Obermeder.[28] The season premiered on 10 October 2023.[29] A reunion special was announced on 28 November 2023, with comedian Joel Creasey set as host.[30] O'Neil was not in attendance due to a family commitment.[31]

In February 2024, a third season was reported to be in development.[32]

Cast

Timeline of cast members

Main cast members
Cast member Seasons
1 2 3
AthenaX Levendi Main TBA
Krissy Marsh Main
Lisa Oldfield Main TBA
Nicole O'Neil Main
Victoria Rees Main
Matty Samaei Main TBA
Melissa Tkautz Main
Kate Adams Main
Terry Biviano Main
Caroline Gaultier Main TBA
Victoria Montano Main TBA
Sally Obermeder Main

Episodes

Main article: List of The Real Housewives of Sydney episodes

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
11226 February 2017 (2017-02-26)14 May 2017 (2017-05-14)
21110 October 2023 (2023-10-10)19 December 2023 (2023-12-19)
3TBA2024 (2024)TBA

Reception

Awards and nominations

Award nominations for The Real Housewives of Sydney
Year Award Category Program Result
2017 Screen Producers Australia Awards Reality Series Production of the Year The Real Housewives of Sydney
– Matchbox Pictures (Foxtel Group)
Nominated
2024 13th AACTA Awards[33] Best Reality Television Series The Real Housewives of Sydney
Samantha Martin, Natalie Brosnan, Dan Sheldon – Matchbox Productions (Binge, Foxtel)
Nominated
Screen Producers Australia Awards[34] Reality Series Production of the Year The Real Housewives of Sydney
– Matchbox Pictures (Foxtel Group)
Pending

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