For the first time in Bravo history, a member of its flagship reality franchise has received the axe: The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. has been canceled after one season.
That still leaves more than enough Housewives to go around: There’s Orange County, New York, Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Miami and, of course, New Jersey.
Though D.C. had decent ratings, executives found the cast a bit stiff compared to the menopausal rage-o-holicism that spiced up some of the other shows in the franchise – particularly fellow newcomer Beverly Hills, which doubled D.C.’s ratings in its finale.
Bravo also has a jazillion other shows waiting in the wings, having just announced projects like Gallery Girls, a docu-series about hip young women working in New York art galleries, and Jason of Beverly Hills, about a high-end custom jeweler.
In other Bravo news: Wednesday night’s season premiere of the new-and-improved Top Chef Masters averaged 1.1 million viewers, up 9 percent from last year.