Andy Cohen announced Saturday that the “Real Housewives” franchise will be coming to Salt Lake City with “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.”
“We’ve always tried to choose a city that has completely unique personalities and we also try to throw a little curveball now and then. Pick somewhere you weren’t expecting,” said the show’s producer Cohen, according to People magazine. “We are very excited to travel to Salt Lake City, Utah!”
According to People magazine, Cohen said the new location will bring surprises and entertainment, including “the majesty of the mountains.” The show will include aspects of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the rest of Utah, which includes “an exclusive community of people who have very successful businesses who live in their own universe.”
“It is gorgeous and I think you’re going to be really surprised and intrigued by the group of women we’ve found,” he said, per People magazine.
Cohen made the announcement at BravoCon, a convention about all things Bravo.
Per E! News, the official description of the show reads:
- ”’The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ takes viewers into an undiscovered world that is about so much more than religion, although the (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) is undeniably engrained in the culture. In the majestic mountains of Utah is a hidden social circle made up of successful women who have created their own paradise filled with luxury homes, shopping sprees and multi-million-dollar businesses and brands. With Hollywood’s exclusive Sundance Film Festival in their backyards, these Type-A power-brokers are accustomed to rubbing elbows with A-listers and what party list you are on means everything. They have mastered running wildly successful enterprises by day and enjoy après ski at the finest resorts by night, all the while raising extraordinary and unconventional families. Here perfection is not an aspiration, it’s a mandate. They hold themselves and each other to an extremely high standard and never hold back when things go sideways, but lord knows they are always there for each other when they need it most.”
Context: “Real Housewives” kicked off in 2006 with “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” The show has aired for 14 seasons, with versions all over the world, including Vancouver, Bangkok and Melbourne, among others.