When you say "Real Housewife" today, there are a few key characteristics that come to mind. We now know and love Real Housewives to be fierce and fashionable females who have a taste for the expensive things and for drama. But "real housewives" weren't always this way, and a new Bravo series in development could show us just how much the matriarchs of the family have evolved.
Bravo announced its development slate Monday, which includes eight new projects, one of which is the Real Housewives of the 1960s (working title). In this docuseries, a group of modern-day women will be sent back to live as if they were housewives of the 1960s to see if experiencing a time with traditional gender roles and no digital distractions will improve their current lives and relationships. Now we're just wondering what a reunion was like back then...
There's a diverse lineup of other exciting, new projects currently in development at Bravo, which include (all working titles) Raising the Bar: Hong Kong, which follows a group of American friends looking for success in the titular city; Gold with Envy, which follows DJ Envy, the co-host of the hit syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club, and his wife Gia Casey as they try to balance their chaotic professional and personal lives; Your Sh--ty Family, a family prank show; Beverly Hills Driving School, a docuseries that follows L.A.'s premier driving instructors as they teach the rich, spoiled, and famous the rules of the road; Pampered Campers, which follows former NFL player and outdoor enthusiast Dhani Jones taking celebs and Bravolebs on a wilderness adventure; Will You Marry Us, a social experiment inspired by the documentary Meet the Patels that features five lifelong friends on their globetrotting journey to find true love; and Flying High, an occu-series that follows the crews of luxury jets.
This new development slate joins the 11 new and 20 returning series previously announced by Bravo, as well as six new and one returning digital series on Bravotv.com.
Check out one of Bravotv.com's newest digital series, True Cons: The Tricky Business of Real Life Imposters, below.