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Bravo: ‘Real Housewives of D.C.’ Still On

Despite rumors of its demise, NBCU says production continues

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."