The Real Housewives of Vancouver
The Real Housewives of Vancouver logo.jpg
GenreReality
Based onThe Real Housewives
Directed by
  • Mike Bickerton
  • Fred Frame
  • Tara Shortt
Presented byMike Bickerton (Season 1)
Starring
  • Jody Claman
  • Christina Kiesel
  • Reiko MacKenzie
  • Ronnie Negus
  • Mary Zilba
  • Amanda Hansen
  • Robin Reichman
  • Ioulia Reynolds
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes25 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Louise Clark
  • Erin Haskett
  • Grant Greschuk
Production locationsVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Camera setupMultiple
Running time40–46 minutes
Production companyLark Productions
DistributorShaw Media
Release
Original networkSlice
Original releaseApril 4, 2012 (2012-04-04) –
April 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)
Chronology
Followed byThe Real Housewives of Toronto

The Real Housewives of Vancouver (abbreviated RHOV) was a Canadian reality television series that premiered on Slice on April 4, 2012. Developed as the first Canadian installment of The Real Housewives franchise, it aired two seasons.

The first season consisted of Jody Claman, Christina Kiesel, Reiko MacKenzie, Ronnie Negus and Mary Zilba.

Of the original housewives, Christina Kiesel and Reiko MacKenzie left after season one, which saw Claman, Negus and Zilba return for a second season alongside Amanda Hansen, Robin Reichman and Ioulia Reynolds.

The shows success allowed for the development of a similar spin-off series based in Toronto.

Overview and casting

The show premiered on April 4, 2012. The two-hour premiere was the highest-rated premiere in the network's history, attracting 1.2 million viewers.[1] The final episode of season 1 aired on July 4, 2012.[2]

On May 30, 2012, Slice announced that the series was renewed for a second season. Production for season two began on July 9, 2012 with Jody Claman, Ronnie Seterdahl Negus, and Mary Zilba returning with new cast members, Amanda Hansen, Ioulia Reynolds, and Robin Richmond Reichman, whom Slice described as a "former party girl", a "Russian-born beauty" and a "southern belle" respectively.[2][3] The second season premiered on February 5, 2013.[4][5] Slice chose to pass on a reunion for the second season in order to provide more episodes rather than having to cut the season even shorter.[6]

On June 6, 2013, Slice announced that it had put the series "on hold" while it explored other programming. On June 27, 2014, Jody Claman stated she was no longer a celebrity during her divorce trial. While the show has not been on air since 2013, Slice have not confirmed nor denied that it has been cancelled. In 2016, former cast members were contacted for a "Where Are They Now?" segment that Slice holds on their main site.[7]

Timeline of housewives

Main cast members
Cast Member Seasons
1 2
Jody Claman Main
Christina Kiesel Main
Reiko MacKenzie Main
Ronnie Negus Main
Mary Zilba Main
Amanda Hansen Main
Robin Reichman Main
Ioulia Reynolds Main
Friends of the Housewives
Kevin Chase Friend
Mia Deakin Friend
Marika Palmer Friend Guest

Episodes

Main article: List of The Real Housewives of Vancouver episodes

List of The Real Housewives of Vancouver episodes
SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
115April 4, 2012 (2012-04-04)July 4, 2012 (2012-07-04)
210February 5, 2013 (2013-02-05)April 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)

International broadcast

The series has received rather critical and commercial success outside Canada. The series along with the United States installments have aired on Australian cable network Arena, which is home to its own installments, The Real Housewives of Melbourne and Sydney.[8][9] In the United Kingdom, the British cable networks ITV2 and later ITVBe have also aired the series.[10][11] It has never officially aired in the United States, but episodes were briefly available to watch online on Hulu.[12]

As of April 1, 2022 both seasons are now available on Tubi marking it the second time in almost a decade that the show has become available in the U.S. albeit on a streaming service.

Awards and nominations

Award nominations for The Real Housewives of Vancouver
Year Type Award Result
2013 1st Canadian Screen Awards[13][14] Best Reality/Competition Program or Series Nominated

References

  1. ^ Wright, Matthew (April 5, 2012). "The Real Housewives of Vancouver breaks ratings records for Slice". National Post. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Gee, Dana (July 4, 2012). "The Real Housewives of Vancouver: final episode". The Province. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  3. ^ Gee, Dana (January 27, 2013). "Real Housewives of Vancouver add new cast members". The Province. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  4. ^ Lederman, Marsha (June 21, 2012). "10 things I've learned from Real Housewives of Vancouver". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "Ioulia Reynolds to be next Real Housewife of Vancouver?". Canada.com. August 29, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  6. ^ Gee, Dana (April 8, 2013). "Does Mary Zilba get a Billionaire on the Real Housewives of Vancouver finale?". The Province. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  7. ^ Martin, Russ (September 26, 2020). "The Real Housewives of Vancouver: Where Are They Now?". Slice (TV channel). Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  8. ^ "The Real Housewives of Vancouver starts now, only on Arena!". Facebook. Arena.
  9. ^ "The Real Housewives of Vancouver". Arena. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  10. ^ "e Real Housewives of Vancouver". TV Guide UK. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  11. ^ "ITVBe Now Playing". Channels UK. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Real Housewives of Vancouver Canceled; Not Returning For A Third Season". Reality Tea. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  13. ^ Takeuchi, Craig (January 17, 2013). "Canadian Screen Awards' B.C. nominees: Continuum, From C to C, Real Housewives". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  14. ^ Schaefer, Glenn (January 17, 2013). "Awards season finds some B.C. players away from home". The Province. Retrieved January 19, 2017.