January 14, 2008 03:48 PM by Jennifer_Brown
For those of you who can’t get enough of Vicki, Lauri, andJeana, wait till you get a load of Alex, Bethenny, Ramona, Jill, and LuAnn. Who are those, you might ask? Well, dahling, they just happen to be the housewives of New York City.
Building on the success of hit reality tv show, The Real Housewives of Orange County, Bravo has announced a new series — The Real Houswives of New York City.
That’s right, viewers will get an up close and personal look at what it’s like to be the elite in one of the country’s most powerful cities: New York City. The socialites in this series will show viewers what it’s like to have to juggle charity fundraising galas, private school interviews, and trips to the Hamptons, as well as other money-driven activities.
The new series will feature the following ladies:
*High-powered career-type, Alex McCord, who juggles the demanding lifestyle ofa graphic design career and two kids, with only the help of a husband and French Au Pair to assist her.
*”The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” runner-up, Bethenny Frankel — single and mega-busy with a bloomingnatural foods chef career.This one wants to settle down (perhaps with her Wall Street powerhitter boyfriend?) and raise a family.
*Charity-driven Jill Zarin (of Zarin Fabrics and Home Furnishings), who, along with being a mommy and stepmommy, must also try not to crumble under the pressure of socializing in bothManhattan and The Hamptons (Gee, somepeople have all the bad luck).
*Countess (yes, Isaid Countess) LuAnn de Lesseps fearlessly takes on the role of mommy, television personality, and etiquette guru.
*The creative type, Ramona Singer is an entrepreneur, busy with herjewelry, clothing, and skin care lines. Mommy of one, this housewife is allabout the dinner party circuit.
“This series will explore the personal and professional lives of five ambitious women who in the upper crust of New York,” said Frances Berwick, EVP, Programming & Production, Bravo. “‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ continues to thrive and this series will explore many of the same relatable issues – relationships, children, and work-life balance – while giving a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make it in the privileged world of Manhattan society.”
The Real Housewives of New York City premieres Tuesday, March 4, 11PM ET, and then will move to its regular time slot of 10PM ET on Tuesday, March 11, on Bravo.
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