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Bravo cancels 'Real Housewives of D.C.'

April 8, 2011 |  9:33 am

Dc The day has finally come: Bravo has (gasp!) canceled one of its “Real Housewives” series.  The ladies of Washington, D.C. have gotten the boot. 

It was the branch of the “Housewives” franchise that was supposed to diversify the brand, Andy Cohen, Bravo’s executive vice president of original programming, told us back in October: "D.C. is not a place where people are going to town on each other. It has a different personality. We knew that when we went there. This is a smart show ... it's got a great place in our galaxy of 'Housewives.' We want people to feel like they're watching a 'Housewives' show, but we want each to be different. This one is just more quiet than the others … and that's not necessarily a bad thing."

Oh, but it was a bad thing. The “D.C” cancellation marks the first time an iteration in the franchise, which got its start back in 2006, has not continued on for a second season. 

No reason was given for the cancellation. The series had a respectable first season, averaging about 1.4 million viewers. 

In an interview with the Washington Post, Cohen would only offer this: “We had an amazing season and we told stories that were unique to any other in the franchise. I wish all our D.C. wives the best and hope to work with them again in another capacity.”

In fact, Cat is booked to appear on Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live Royal Wedding Spectacular” on April 28.

With one down, that leaves the Bravo franchise with representation in Atlanta, Orange County, New Jersey, New York City, Beverly Hills and Miami. 

--Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: The cast of "Real Housewives of D.C." Credit: Bravo