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 entrepreneur Vicki Gunvalson having been a series regular for each season. Other ladies who have been featured for multiple seasons include Tamra Judge -- previously known as Tamra Barney -- and Heather Dubrow.

Air Dates: 2006 - Present

Genres: Reality, Entertainment, Drama

Network: BRAVO

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First Look Jul 29, 2016

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  • Season 11, Ep. 5 : Boogie FightsJul 25, 2016

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    Shannon throws a 1970s-themed party, during which she gets into an argument with Kelly; Terry schedules a work trip on Mother's Day; Meghan seeks support from her friends during her in vitro fertilization treatments; Tamra stirs the pot.

  • Season 11, Ep. 4 : Frozen AssetsJul 18, 2016

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    As Kelly's beach party moves indoors, Vickie and Shannon have a chilly face-off over their friendship; Meghan meets Jimmy's frozen sperm for the first time; Heather laments the impact of Terry's schedule on their family; Briana lands in the hospital.

  • Season 11, Ep. 3 : Lies in the Air, Sand in My HairJul 11, 2016

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    Vicki and daughter Briana drive from Oklahoma to California; Meghan begins her in vitro fertilization shots without Jimmy; Kelly throws a beach party; Vicki and Tamra try to resolve their longstanding issues.

  • Season 11, Ep. 2 : Making Friends but Not AmendsJun 27, 2016

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    Heather travels to Turks and Caicos to help Terry reconnect with their children; Tamra tries to save Ryan and Sarah's relationship; Kelly decides to befriend Vicki; Meghan invites the women over to her new house to demolish her kitchen.

  • Season 11, Ep. 1 : When the Ship Hits the FanJun 20, 2016

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    Tensions run high at a boat party; Vicki fights to win the women back after a year of lies; Meghan starts in vitro fertilization with no help from husband Jimmy; new housewife Kelly Dodd's loud mouth gets her in big trouble.

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Critic Reviews( 3 )
  • 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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