There’s a rumor making the rounds in Washington that Bravo’s “Real Housewives of D.C.” – which got a disproportionate amount of buzz last fall when heatseeking reality show hopefuls Tareq and Michaele Salahi crashed the White House State Dinner – is on thin ice.
The show’s omission during the NBC Universal channel’s Upfront on Wednesday — with "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" announced instead — only served to fuel the fire. (One conspiracy theory being floated on Twitter and elsewhere: NBCU fears that a show featuring the Salahis would be an affront to Congressional lawmakers currently reviewing the company’s blockbuster merger with Comcast – and could only harm the delicate dance that is gaining antitrust approval on Capitol Hill.)
I asked Bravo what the status of a “Real Housewives of D.C.” is. Their response: "We announced we’re doing a ‘Real Housewives of D.C.’ series and are continuing with that production process."