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Is Bravo Bringing Back RHODC With All African-American Cast?

According to a new report, Bravo is looking to expand the Real Housewives franchise, however, they won't be adding a new city - reportedly the network is considering rebooting  2010's infamous The Real Housewives of D.C. - with an all African-American cast. Read full details below!

According to The Washington Post, the new “docu-series” will follow the “upscale lives of six affluent African-American women, who call Potomac home.” Where’s the drama exactly? “Social status, power, and influence mean everything to these women — they are constantly vying to be the star of their elite social circle.”

And the show is supposed to give viewers a sneak peek inside Jack and Jill of America, an historic African American social club that “becomes a playground for gossip and cattiness among its members.”

The new series promises to peel back the curtains of the “exclusive suburb of Potomac, Maryland.”

The site reports that earlier this month, "gym rats" spotted TV cameras throughout the Equinox Bethesda and that personal trainers there had to sign NDAs (non-disclosure agreements), which the fitness buffs promptly ignored when they told local blog FamousDC all about the contracts.

Apparently, the working title for this series is dubbed under “Potomac Ensemble.”

Last December, Andy Cohen, executive producer of the Bravo “Real Housewives” franchise, told The Washington Post, “Obviously the people that have been cast in D.C. haven’t been the right people. . . . A lot of the people that you want to see in front of the camera here aren’t going to do that — for good reason.”

According to Bossip sources, they claim that a new "Real Housewives" franchise has been taping over the last two months in the Columbia/Bethesda region of Maryland. The site reports that the cast is an all black cast Their sources claim that the women who are being filmed come from money, are married to money and many spend the bulk of their time either raising more money for good causes or spending it on looking the part.

Katie Roast, Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Some of the cast members have been identified as Katie Rost- a model who used to date Russell Simmons back in the day, but is now married to doctor James Orsini. Gizelle Bryant is a divorcee and a mother of three children, and Robyn Dixon, a publicist who is married to former Atlanta Hawks/Washington Wizards baller Juan Dixon.

The Real Housewives of D.C. originally aired on Bravo from August 5, 2010, until October 21, 2010. It was the fifth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, following The Real Housewives of Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, and New Jersey. The series focused on Mary Schmidt Amons, Lynda Erkiletian, Cat Ommanney, Michaele Salahi, and Stacie Scott Turner.

On April 7, 2011, Bravo announced that The Real Housewives of D.C. had been canceled, despite good ratings. This was a first in the history of the franchise that one of its United States installments failed to be renewed due to the Salahi-white house controversy - which the network received negative reviews due to the scandal and legal troubles.

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