‘Real Housewives’ Franchise Expands With Potomac and Dallas Spinoffs

“The Real Housewives of Potomac” to premiere in January, with “Dallas” following later in 2016

Last Updated: November 11, 2015 @ 1:40 PM

Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise is venturing into new territory with “The Real Housewives of Potomac” and “The Real Housewives of Dallas,” the network announced Wednesday.

“Potomac” will premiere first, on Sunday, Jan. 17, with “Dallas” following later in the year.

The two reality series follow in the footsteps of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” which went on to spawn spinoffs in New York City, Beverly Hills, Atlanta, Miami, D.C. (briefly) and New Jersey.

“‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ is the show you never saw coming, and it’s going to take everyone by surprise,” said “Housewives” franchise executive producer Andy Cohen in a statement. “As for ‘The Real Housewives of Dallas,’ it’s a natural extension of the franchise with a Southern twist that ‘ya’ll’ will enjoy.”

“Potomac,” named after the wealthy suburb of Washington, D.C., will feature cast members Gizelle Bryant, Katie Rost, Karen Huger, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, Robyn Dixon, and Ashley Darby, while a cast for “Dallas” has yet to be announced. Bravo has also already released a trailer for “Potomac.”

“Potomac” is produced by True Entertainment with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Bianca Barnes-Williams, Ashley McFarlin Buie serving as Executive Producers, and Anne Swan as Co-Executive Producer.

“Dallas” is produced by Goodbye Pictures with Rich Bye and Andrew Hoegl serving as Executive Producers, and Samantha Billett, John Paparazzo and Adam Karpel as Co-Executive Producers.

Cohen will serve as an EP on both series.