Watch out, Vancouver: Hurricane Housewives is blowing your way.
The femme-centric Slice TV (Canada’s answer to VH1…) has commissioned The Real Housewives Vancouver, the first international edition of Bravo’s rating’s winning docu-series. The reality soap will become the first Housewives feature to be filmed north of the U.S. border when it premieres April 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Following in the diamond-encrusted footsteps of Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Beverly Hills and Miami, Vancouver promises to highlight the life of the city’s 1%.
Canadians may be known for their niceties and politeness, but the “Trainwreck Reality Train” is hauling something that will showcase the city’s dark side. The series will follow the lives of five prominent ladies — Jody Claman, Reiko MacKenzie, Mary Zilba, Ronnie Seterdahl Negus and Cristina Kiesel — as dine at Vancouver’s top restaurants and party away on the city’s hot nightlife scene.
Season One will see the cast “try to re-launch a singing career, manage a high-end clothing boutique, train for a mixed-martial arts green belt, celebrate a land-mark birthday and start up a wine label,” according to Shaw Media, which produces the show.
Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content for Shaw Media, said:
“The Real Housewives of Vancouver is packed with all of the juiciest story lines, drama, power, wealth and glamour that viewers love about the huge, international hit franchise. Every episode will leave people wanting more. There’s an insatiable appetite for the Housewives’ series and we are thrilled to launch the first ever Canadian edition.”