The Real Housewives Of Orange County

The Real Housewives of Orange County pose before filming the reunion with Andy Cohen

(L-R) Emily Simpson, Gina Kirschenheiter, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Kelly Dodd, Shannon Storms Beador, and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas of The Real Housewives of Orange County season 15 | Casey Durkin/Bravo

Bravo‘s Real Housewives franchise began in 2006 with The Real Housewives of Orange County and has expanded to 11 American series. RHOC focuses on the affluent cast members’ careers, love lives, and families as they navigate life in one of the richest regions of Southern California.

The show is a fan favorite, considered a classic reality show on the Bravo network. Notably, The Real Housewives of Orange County features iconic cast members new and old, including Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, and Heather Dubrow. RHOC has inspired two spinoffs, Date My Ex: Jo & Slade and Tamra’s OC Wedding.


  • Debut Year: 2006
  • Seasons: 16 and counting
  • Network: Bravo
  • Filming Location: Orange County, California
  • Where to Watch: Bravo (some seasons available on Peacock or Hulu)

Featured Articles:

‘RHOC’: Vicki Gunvalson Blames the Show for Her Divorce and Dishes How She Predicted Meghan King’s Divorce


‘RHOC’: Tamra Judge Admits She ‘Protected’ Shannon Beador While Filming — ‘We Covered Up For Her’


‘RHOC’: Lynne Curtin Is Still Married, So Did She ‘Forget’ To Get Divorced?


‘RHOC’ Alum Heather Dubrow Slams Kelly Dodd: ‘A Leopard Doesn’t Change Its Spots’


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