Reality Bites: Real Housewives of DC

A few months back, FishbowlDC told you that Half Yard Productions was snooping around the city for “female power players” to take part in a new reality TV series.

Last week, TWT’s G&G Undercover reported Housewife-free DC:

Bravo reps have confirmed to Green and Glover that no plans are in the works for a “Real Housewives of Washington” installment.

Unfortunately, the lady spies at TWT had to learn the hard way that reality bites…er, network publicists lie because today, Bravo announced “The Real Housewives of D.C.” The show will be produced by Half Yard Productions. See the full release after the jump.

NEW YORK, NY – May 26, 2009 – Today, Bravo announced that a spin-off of its hit docu-series franchise “The Real Housewives,” is in development, this time set in the influential metropolitan region of Washington, D.C. The announcement was made by Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Bravo Media.

“We’re tapping personalities who are among Washington D.C.’s influential players, cultural connoisseurs, fashion sophisticates and philanthropic leaders – the people who rub elbows with the most prominent people in the country and easily move in the city’s diverse political and social circles,” said Berwick.

A place for power and politics, Bravo is scouting the D.C. area to identify the city’s alluring and discriminating residents, those women who have their pulse on the most important cultural events, political galas, gallery openings and fundraisers in Washington society. These leading members of D.C. society are in the know and comfortable discussing everything from the economy to high fashion. They are the talk of the town in the most powerful city in the world.

Bravo has tapped Half Yard Productions to develop this project.