Bravo Adds 'Real Housewives Of Potomac' Featuring Wealthy Black Families

Entertainment | 11/12/2015 | 10:00 AM EST

The network is also developing a cast in Dallas, Texas

Bravo's successful "Real Housewives" franchise is getting two more cities, including one you might've never heard of.

On Wednesday, the network announced the additions of "The Real Housewives of Potomac" and "The Real Housewives of Dallas." They will join the existing casts of Orange County, New York, Atlanta, New Jersey and Beverly Hills.

"'The Real Housewives of Potomac' is the show you never saw coming, and it's going to take everyone by surprise," executive producer Andy Cohen said in a statement. "As for 'The Real Housewives of Dallas,' it's a natural extension of the franchise with a Southern twist that y'all will enjoy."

Potomac, Maryland is a wealthy town near Washington, D.C. full of "rolling hills, gated mansions, sophisticated prep schools, and exclusive country clubs," according to the show's press release. The series will feature an African-American cast with stars Gizelle Bryant, Katie Rost, Karen Huger, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, Robyn Dixon and Ashley Darby, "all of whom have fought for their places in this society by way of legacy or marriage."

The cast for Dallas has yet to be announced, although Bravo promises to showcase a group of "southern socialites, as they claw their way to the top of the city's social scene."

"The Real Housewives of Potomac" will make its debut Jan. 17 on Bravo and "The Real Housewives of Dallas" will premiere later next year.


(Photo: Tommy Garcia/Bravo)

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