The Real Housewives of Miami (RHOM for short) is an American reality TV series that originally aired on Bravo from February 22 to November 14, 2011. Developed as the seventh installment of the Real Housewives franchise, following The Real Housewives of Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, D.C., and Beverly Hills, it first aired for three seasons and focused on the personal and professional lives of several women living in Miami, Florida. In February 2021, it was confirmed that the series would reboot on Peacock.
The series originally focused on Lee Black, Adriana de Moura, Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, Larsa Pippen and Christy Rice. Other appearances include Lisa Hochstein, Joanna Krupa, Ana Quincoces and Current Sierra.
On March 10, 2010, Bravo announced that the Miami Social Club series had been featured as a restructuring of the 2009 series, Miami Social. After filming was complete, Bravo decided to make it an instalment of the network’s Real Housewives franchise. The first season premiered on February 22, 2011 and starred Lee Black, Adriana de Moura, Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, Larsa Pippen and Christy Rice. Pippen and Rice left after the first season.
Lisa Hochstein, Joanna Krupa, Current Sierra and Ana Quincos are added to the cast of the second season, which premiered on September 13, 2012. Echevarria was demoted in a recurring role to spend much of his time caring for his son, who was injured in a car crash in 2011.
The third season debuted on August 12, 2013, and Echevarria returned as a full-time housewife. Patton and Quincos were repeatedly relegated to ability. Sierra appeared as a guest. By September 2016, Bravo said The Real Housewives of Miami was “over” and ended the franchise second after D.C’s The Real Housewives was canceled in 2010 after one season.
In November 2020, Real Housewives executive producer Andy Cohen said there had been talks to return the show for a fourth season on streaming service Peacock. In February 2021, the series was confirmed to return.
Reality series have been criticized for promoting consumerism through programming. It is also seen as perpetuating gender stereotypes by highlighting women more as shoppers than career women. Their lavish lifestyle also contributes to the misconception that financial wealth equals happiness. [Citation needed] feminist leader Gloria Steinem has vociferously criticized the “Housewives” franchise for “giving women rich, spoiled, dependent and hateful each other.” Steinem summed up her distaste for the show in 2013:
‘It’s an incredible amount of money spent, being a woman, not getting along with each other with all the dress-ups and inflatables, plastic surgery and fake boredom.’ Fight each other. It is a minstrel show for women. I don’t believe it, I must say. I feel like they’ve been manufactured, that the fights between them are going to be manufactured and they’re supposed to chase each other in a kind of conflicting way.
The New York Times published an article in October 2019 criticizing how the cast of the different Housewives franchises are “separated” by their skin color. Author Tracy Egan Morrissey points to potomac and Atlanta for an almost entirely African-American cast, while other iterations (Beverly Hills, Orange County, Dallas, New York and New Jersey) are overwhelmingly white, with few women of color. The Real Housewives of New York didn’t have an African-American cast until 2021, but in 2019 she joined Dallas with Carly Brittingham, having become the show’s first Hispanic cast member. Beverly Hills featured a “racially homogeneous cast throughout its run” until the addition of Garcell Beauvais in 2019, with the exception of Joyce Girot in Season 4.