Bravo Reveals the D.C. Housewives

This just in from Bravo’s PR woman Rachelle Savoia:

The Real Housewives of D.C., which premiers on Aug. 5 at 9 p.m., has announced its wives.

They are: Mary Schmidt Amons, granddaughter of radio and TV personality Arthur Godfrey; Lynda Erkiletian, the mother hen and owner of D.C.’s top modeling agency; Brit Catherine Ommanney, married to a White House photographer; Michaele Salahi who crashed the White House state dinner last November; and Stacie Scott Turner, Harvard grad, active political fund raiser, and philanthropist.

Read a portion of the release after the jump…
Also, check out what Bravo’s Andy Cohen had to say about reality TV here. He’s the senior V.P. of production and programming.

The most talked about installment of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives” franchise is set to take on the Hill, premiering on Thursday, August 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Bravo’s “The Real Housewives” franchise presents a slice of life amongst affluent, educated women, some raising kids, some driving careers, all interacting with friends and family as determined by the unwritten social rules of the Beltway. With the franchise’s expansion to our nation’s capital, “The Real Housewives of D.C.” introduces five intriguing women whose relationships with each other, and with the city in which they live, are a compelling combination to explore the nexus of politics, society, and even race, as well as how the proximity to political power dictates where one fits within Beltway society.

These connected D.C. power players all have their pulse on the most
important cultural events, political galas, gallery openings, and
fundraisers in Washington society.