BH Producers

BH Producer Dave Rupel explains how prepped the production crew must be and answers some of your questions.

Sep 19, 20110

Deb Schneider loves the show, but would like us to surprise the ladies so she could see them in sweat pants and fuzzy socks. Well, Deb, I though the pajamas the ladies wore in Colorado were pretty casual and cute. But c'mon now. If you were going on national television, wouldn’t you always want to look your best?

Maryland Fan wants to know why in the opening titles the 'Wives are filmed alone, instead of with their families like the other Housewives franchises. Two reasons. First, for various reasons in season one, we weren't going to be able to show all the spouses or kids, which we felt would have made it confusing. Secondly, everyone wanted the BH franchise to stand out, be the blingiest of the bunch. So that's why the ladies are shot solo, almost as if they were glamour modeling shots, and we play as much of the husbands and family in accompanying shots.

RHLover wanted to know how we kept Season 1 filming a secret. Answer: we didn't really. For the first few weeks of shooting –- until Bravo officially announced we were a go –- we were an "untitled Bravo reality show." But once the announcement came, we always told people who we were. It's just the first season of a show -- nobody knows the cast. It was very different in Season 2, when the ladies got recognized just about everywhere we went.

17 comments
Cindy ZE
Cindy ZE

Do family members of the housewives receive income for appearing on the show?

Rae777
Rae777

When and how often do they do their interviews? Is it during filming or at the end?

OC Deb
OC Deb

Beverly Hills Housewives is my favorite of the franchises. The major thing I like about BH Wives versus the other Wives shows is that they aren't constantly hawking some product that they've decided to sell or song they've over-digitalized. It's very annoying when Ramona is always pushing her wine or her jewelry or Theresa her cookbooks......and the list goes on and on. It starts to look like a constant commercial rather than a look at their lives.

Aloha808
Aloha808

Can you show more 'beauty shots' of glitzy boutiques and the opulence of BHs?

PMA
PMA

Reality TV is just that and nothing should be disected

LancasterPAhousewife
LancasterPAhousewife

Dave, your blogs are great! Lucky to know while watching that I can ask about anything that confused me and hopefully get an answer.

For me I was confused during the scene where Paul and Adrienne were discussing going to the game and the suite. I didn’t feel there was enough background info given leading into the scene about why she shouldn’t be attending. Just my opinion. The whole way through the scene I was trying to figure out why the fans would be so angry with her?

How do you decide which friends of the wives will be allowed in the scenes and have reoccurring roles on the series? Do the ladies specifically list friends they would like to shoot with or do you choose people you want to shoot and the wives must become fast friend or enemies? I love Faye, she’s funny. Not sure I’m going to love Brandi. I realize she’s a wife scorned but she certainly didn’t handle the situation like a lady in the same way Camille did. Really loving Camille so much more this year and Kim too!

Also, I feel if Taylor can do paid interviews out in the press (ET, Dr. Phil) and profit from this tragedy she should be able to write a Bravo blog. I’m not diminishing what she is going through at all. She is first and foremost paid by Bravo and I believe her first obligation should be to Bravo.

Heading to China & Korea on a two week vacation. Will be anxious to get back and catch up on episodes. Thanks for a great series!

Spatek2
Spatek2

Since the series is called real house wives of, etc, why are you casting single woman? Such as the new women joint BH.

Viewer22
Viewer22

To answer a question posed, I want to see the reality of their lives, if you are shooting any less, then I am not getting why I watch.

Question: What can the fans do to express their heartfelt caring & praying for Taylor and her family? I am sure I am not the only one who has been praying for Taylor and her daughter. C.K 22

RIlovesBH
RIlovesBH

Why do sometimes show the same footage over again on a different episode? For example, you showed Lisa looking at the empty building next to Sur in two separate episodes. I would think you have more than enough footage to not need to show the same thing twice. I have seen this happen on other Housewives shows.

Judi Rubenstein
Judi Rubenstein

I would like to know what type of dog is Jackpot - Adrienne & Paul's new dog. Thanks.

KC Viewer
KC Viewer

Why doesn't Kim keep a blog?

Heather B.
Heather B.

Of course everyone on the plane signed the release. It's not like the subway, where you can just catch the next train 5 minutes later.

Bailey ATL
Bailey ATL

How and when do we send in the questions asked by Andy at the reunions?

BostonViewer
BostonViewer

It seemed like Kyle had a slip of the tongue this week when out to dinner with Maurico. She said "When I was getting/When I was doing my makeup..." That leads the viewer to believe she didn't really do her own makeup. Do all of the ladies travel with hair and makeup artists? Do they have their makeup done before they shoot every scene?

BostonViewer
BostonViewer

It sounded like Kyle slipped this week when she had dinner with Maurico. She said "When I was getting/While I was doing my makeup"...do the ladies all travel with hair and makeup artists? Do they have their hair and makeup done before they shoot every scene?