'The Real Housewives of Orange County' (Photo by: Phillip Faraone/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

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)

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