As if the fact that there are two new Real Housewives series wasn't enough, Andy Cohen is here to give some more deets on what we can expect when The Real Housewives of Potomac and The Real Housewives of Dallas arrive next year. "Both Dallas and Potomac remind me of really early Orange County and New York. It reminds me of early Housewives," Cohen revealed in the exclusive clip above. "It's the way they communicate. It's about how they live their lives, and it's about families. It's very grounded, and it just harkens back to early Housewives for me. Both of them. It's really interesting."
Though it's been four years since The Real Housewives of Miami, the most recent addition to The Real Housewives family, premiered, Andy revealed that RHOD has been a long time coming. "We've been tinkering around with Dallas for, I want to say seven years we've been thinking about this. We cast there. We cast in Houston. We didn't get it right in either place," Andy explained. "And then this casting happened, I want to say, maybe a year ago. I don't even know. We thought this could be good."
Andy also acknowledged that Potomac might not be the most well-known region of the United States, but the area's culture is going to have a big impact on the show. "Potomac, which is so unusual a choice for a location because it's kind of this random location that people don't necessarily identify with specifically, but it means so much to the women that live there, and they have such a clear sense of what it is and what it means and what the rules are and what it's like," Andy said. "And I love these women. They're very affluent. They have strong ties to the community. They're very into etiquette."
So don't think that RHOP is going to be just another Real Housewives of D.C. Creating RHOP was all about letting this unique group of women shine. "It was just this group of women. It was this group of women. They just popped. They're stars and they're great," Andy dished. "So we didn't go out saying, 'Oh we want to do another Housewives in the D.C. area.' It was the last thing on our minds, trust me. But then these women emerged, and it was like, they were great. I'm loving that show, and you will, too."
What else can you expect when RHOP premieres Sunday, January 17 at 9/8c? Watch the tantalizing supertease, below.