Bravo executive Noah Samton claims that the network was pleased with what they saw from The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City from the get-go.
Bravo is adding The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City to its hit franchise in 2020 and in a new podcast interview, network executive Noah Samton claims that they were pleased with what they saw from the cast almost immediately.
Samton sat down with The Daily Dish co-hosts Megan Segura and Erik J. Mack to discuss a slew of the network’s shows, including The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. RHOSL, as it’s being referred to, is expected to premiere on the network late next year and is their first new entry into the franchise since they debuted The Real Housewives of Dallas and The Real Housewives of Potomac back in 2015.
Real Housewives fans are infamous for being rather hard-to-please when it comes to adding new cities and after rumours were swirling that Tinsley Mortimer was going to help launch a potential Real Housewives of Chicago, Bravo shocked the Housewives universe by announcing Salt Lake City, instead. A portion of viewers are now skeptical, to say the least.
Samton promises that the show lives up to its predecessors, however, calling the footage that he has seen so far “fascinating,” recaps The Daily Dish.
“I think it’s gonna be a really fascinating show. You don’t earn that Real Housewives title… you know, we don’t give that out lightly,” he said. “So, we have a lot of – it’s very early in the process, but we all have a lot of faith that it’s gonna be a great show.”
“They check a lot of boxes that our viewers are looking for. They’re women with interesting families and family relationships and interesting relationships with each other,” he continued.” I think their backgrounds are actually sort of, uh, more interesting than you might normally see. We saw the development tape early on and jaws were dropping over what was, you know, what these women’s lives were like and who they were.”
Bravo, like any network, can be a bit overzealous when it comes to promoting their own shows but at this point in time, we’re dying for a new franchise. While we love some of what the franchise has going on right now, a few of the shows need some major updates so inserting some new blood could help the network give the overall franchise a refresh.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City will premiere on Bravo next year.