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The Real Housewives of Orange County

Series Summary
They may live in the lap of luxury, but life isn't always perfect for the women who reside in one of the wealthiest enclaves of the U.S. They continue to focus on living large; plastic surgery, working out, shopping, drinking, dancing, and dining out top their agendas. Ladies come and go through the show's run with the ninth season's group featuring newcomers Shannon Beador, Lizzie Rovsek and Danielle Gregorio, who join returnees Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge (who was previously known as Tamra Barney) and Heather Dubrow.

Air Dates: 2006 - Present

Genres: Reality

Network: BRAVO

  • Season 9, Ep. 19 : Secrets Revealed Sep 8, 2014

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    Never-before-seen footage from season nine includes a painting party and a dinner in Bali; Vicki and Brooks attend a therapy session; Tamra takes baby Astro out on the town.

  • Reunion Part Two Sep 1, 2014

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    Tamra faces her accusers who blame her for most of the season's conflict; Shannon explains her holistic ways; the women argue over whether Lizzie is more of a drama queen than beauty queen.

  • Reunion Part One Aug 25, 2014

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    Hot issues and conflicts of the season are faced; Lizzie clashes with Tamra.

  • Season 9, Ep. 18 : All Apologies Aug 18, 2014

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    At dinner at Vicki's, tensions still run high; Tamra faces Brooks; an apology from Shannon's boyfriend starts a fight; Vicki's daughter and Tamra's son leave O.C.

  • Season 9, Ep. 17 : Eat, Pray, Run Aug 11, 2014

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    The ladies enjoy their time in Bali; Shannon and Lizzie realize Tamra has poisoned their new friendship; Vicki hears that Tamra has been talking about Brooks; the ladies confront Tamra.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • The obsession with appearances and materialism - from cars to houses to Botox to breast implants - makes "Housewives" a case study for everything that is shallow and pathetic about our society. Of course, that's also what makes it so entertaining. [20 Mar 2006] show more

  • If you're fascinated enough by their boorish behavior to return for more, you have a stronger stomach for tacky TV, and people, than I do. [21 Mar 2006] show more

  • Highly watchable. ... The show, an obvious riff on "Desperate Housewives" and "Laguna Beach: The Real OC," is less glossily executed than those but also, for all this, trashier and more believably grotesque. [21 Mar 2006] show more

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