It's official: Bravo is adding two cities to the "Real Housewives" franchise. A week ago it was rumored "The Real Housewives of Dallas" was in the works, though nothing had been confirmed. New reports suggest the series has definitely been given the green light, but where else will the network take viewers?
According to a statement released to E! Online from "Real Housewives" creator Andy Cohen, "RHOD" was a "natural extension" of the successful franchise. He assured "Housewives" fans they would love the series, and revealed that yet another is in the works. The second addition will take viewers to Maryland for "The Real Housewives of Potomac." Cohen claimed the franchise would be a pleasant surprise to viewers. According to E!, the show will put the spotlight on six wealthy families, most of which are black, as they break "racial barriers to give their children the best lives possible." The cast will be made up of Gizelle Bryant, Katie Rost, Karen Huger, Charrisse Jackson Jordan, Robyn Dixon and Ashley Darby. So who exactly are these six fabulous ladies?
Gizelle Bryant -- According to E!, Gizelle, who can be found on Twitter here, is the former wife of Jamal Harrison Bryant, a pastor at Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore. She's a socialite, makeup entrepreneur and mother of three daughters.
Katie Rost -- Katie is a model and mother who loves giving back. She has worked with big names in the cosmetics industry like CoverGirl and L'Oreal. She married James Orsini and had three children with him. They divorced and she's now dating a banker named Andrew, who will likely appear on the show.
Karen Huger -- Karen is married to the president and CEO of an information technology company. Her claim to fame in Potomac is that she throws the most extravagant parties around. Her storyline, however, will likely revolve around the fact that she and her hubby are now empty nesters.
Charrisse Jackson Jordan -- Charrisse is married to Eddie Jordan, who went from playing in the NBA to coaching a team. Although they are still married, the couple choose to spend a majority of their time living separately.
Robyn Dixon -- Robyn lives with her ex-husband Juan Dixon, a former NBA player. A majority of her screen time will be spent juggling being a single parent and managing her new career as a publicist and event manager.
Ashley Darby -- Ashley is a former Miss District of Columbia. She's married to an Australian real estate tycoon and is the stepmother of his two children, one of whom is older than Ashley.
"Real Housewives of Potomac" will premiere Sunday, Jan. 17, at 9 p.m. EST. "Real Housewives of Dallas" does not have an official release date yet, but is expected to premiere in 2016.