The Real Housewives of D.C. was a reality television program that debuted on the Bravo network Thursday, August 5, 2010. It was the network's fifth installation of The Real Housewives of... series, following The Real Housewives of Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, and New Jersey. Bravo announced on April 7, 2011 that The Real Housewives of DC had been cancelled. This is the first time in "Housewives" history that an iteration of the franchise has not been renewed for a second season.
The Real Housewives of D.C. introduces five women whose relationships with each other, and with the city in which they live, are the venues for exploring the nexus of politics, society, and even race, as well as how the proximity to political power dictates where one fits within Beltway society.
The women are: Mary Schmidt Amons, the true Washingtonian and granddaughter of radio and TV personality, Arthur Godfrey; the mother hen and owner of D.C.’s top talent agency, Lynda Erkiletian; feisty Brit and White House photographer's wife, Catherine Ommanney; model and co-founder of America's Polo Cup, Michaele Salahi (who became the focus of media attention following the 2009 U.S. state dinner security breaches at the White House); and Harvard Business School graduate, top-selling real estate agent, active political fund-raiser, and philanthropist, Stacie Scott Turner.