The Real Housewives of Washington, D.C.

The First Lady of the city of Washington, D.C., Michelle Fenty.If you haven’t heard already the folks at cable network Bravo have set their eyes on the seat of our government as the place for the next installment of their “Real Housewives” series. I’ve never watched the durn show, but just as the Atlanta iteration allowed for some diversity to be thrown in the mix, I’m pretty sure there’s room for a good mix of womenfolk in the D.C.-area.

While no one should hold their breath and expect to see Michelle O. on the show (I’m sure they’ll be episodes devoted to people trying to get a meeting with the woman), I am wondering how “real” is Bravo going to get with this?

More after the jump.

Basically, will they cast anyone we’ve actually heard of? Will they get a big enough name from D.C.’s social circles? I imagine that most female politicians and insiders or wives of political power-brokers would give this whole thing the side-eye as it could backfire terribly or even derail a career if it turns into that wonderful trainwreck TV everyone loves. So as much as some of us would like to get to know the “real” Michelle Fenty perhaps (the wife of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty) as she decorates her house, does photo ops at Ben’s Chili Bowl and perhaps divulges what the hell is going on with her hubby and those seats he’s hogging at the Nationals game, what are the chances that would even happen?

Even so, Politico has her at the top of the list of who they think would be good possible “gets” for the show’s producers. Along with Fenty they name Georgetown’s Sally Quinn, Tammy Haddad, political pundit Anna Marie Cox, TV reporter Norah O’Donnell, Rep. Linda Sanchez, actress/comedian and other half of Stephanopoulos, Ali Wentworth, White House aide Sarah Feinberg, bakery owner/socialite Mehgan Blair and Amy Baier.

God. We WISH, right? (Also, list needs more Negroes, Politico. This is D.C. No one from Howard U.? No one related to the CBC? No one with ties to the Urban League, Links or Greek Letter Organizations? No high powered hairdresser who knows the secret to the naps on everyone’s heads? No big time pastors’ wives?)

Who would you like to see on the show? Or, better yet, who do you think will actually end up on the show? (Re: A bunch of talentless, fame-humping nobodies, per usual.) Here’s to hoping to being able to pick one of these broads out of line up.

8 thoughts on “The Real Housewives of Washington, D.C.

  1. I see a zero chance of getting any real politicos–let alone Negro ones–for the show, unless Blago moves to DC.

  2. I realllllly think the cast will be all white, which is a travesty and a shame. But perchance we get a colored wife, she’ll be on some skin politics for sure. And whomever they choose, they won’t be important trail blazers & good role models, because they had the chance to do that in Atlanta. They’ll be wives to men we know maybe, but they’ll surely be relatively obscure. To get a strong Black Cast, it would need to be the Real Housewives of Prince George’s County!

  3. One option might be team wives–we have the Wizards, Caps, Redskins, Nationals, etc. But totally agree we need to see a whole lot of color here. And less coonery, while we’re at it, but perhaps I ask too much? Isn’t coonery the reason folks watch the show?

  4. Here’s my suggested line-up of possible black women:1. Sole (wife of Ginuwine)2. Desiree Rogers3. Sheila Johnson (ex-wife of BET’s founder Robert Johnson)

  5. @ ddI agree & don’t see anyone of real political interest or gov’t access doing or allowing their spouse to do this show particularly with the reputation it has. Regardless of color.Beltway insiders only like the Hollywood lens pointed toward them for fiction and fundraisingNow if they wanna focus on the same "quality" of characters from previous cities, they won’t be hard to find in the outer McMansion suburbs (pointing in every direction). Maybe in honor of the DC’s own angry cadre of black "Adam&Eve not Steve" pastors, the producers will throw in a few real same-sex housewives to mix it up!

  6. Won’t be a Black one in the bunch…I’d bet on it. And, to be honest, I’d bet it’d be no one that makes the regular Society page either.

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