The ladies of Potomac gathered in D.C. to celebrate the "return of the 'Mac", which Bravo has dubbed the next season of its smash hit The Real Housewives of Potomac.
The signature drama and fun of the Bravo staple will continue this season, along with powerful moments that will be sure to have an impact on Bravo's viewers and the cast members themselves.
We're especially excited to see how the show celebrates Capital Pride, which brought together more than 400,000 people to celebrate. This is the first Housewives show to participate in such a major way, with the cast members marching in the official D.C. Pride Parade as part of the show.
After the debacle that was The Real Housewives of D.C., Bravo seemed poised to stay away from the DMV area and the bad press from the White House crashers. Even Andy Cohen said:
“We didn't go out saying, 'Oh we want to do another Housewives in the D.C. area.' It was the last thing on our minds, trust me. But then these women emerged, and it was like, they were great. I'm loving that show, and you will, too.”
The bet paid off. The ratings last season were some of the highest ever in the Real Housewives franchise with 2.5 million weekly viewers. This was the highest rating for a new Real Housewives series in 10 years, beating out fan favorites like The Real Housewives of New Jersey. As the second all-black cast after The Real Housewives of Atlanta, this achievement is even more commendable.
The premiere was a special evening with all the supporters, friends, and family of the cast members present. Charrisse Jackson-Jordan organized the event with cast-member Robyn Dixon. It was a night to remember with the who’s who of Washington and the media world in NYC and LA. It was even Robyn’s birthday which made it extra special. The ladies selected the hit Bad and Boujee by Migos to make their grand entrance at hotspot BLISS.
Charrisse's children, Skylar and Jackson, were there with friends to cheer on their mom. Skylar is making headlines on her own, winning a competition to send her science experiment into space as a 16-year-old. Sheldon Bullock and Greggory Marcus, who appeared with the cast members at Capital Pride last summer, were also in attendance. Given her stint as the President of the NBA Wives Association and philanthropic work for Knock Out Domestic Abuse, among other organizations, Charrisse should be known as the real philanthropist of Potomac.
The newest cast member, Monique Samuels, turned heads with her handsome husband, former Redskins left tackle Chris Samuels. Her debut on the show will be in the second episode, this Sunday.
We missed seeing Katie Rost who was a fan favorite last year, but unfortunately did not continue on with the show this season.
This new season is sure to be even more fun than the last. Ready to tune in to watch the ladies yourself? Don't miss the next episode of Season 2 of the Real Housewives of Potomac, Sundays at 9PM on Bravo.