The Real Housewives of Orange County
The Real Housewives of Orange County (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo)

Series Overview

The Real Housewives of Orange County is an American reality television series on Bravo. The show spotlights the personal and professional lives of a group of women who reside in Orange County, California. The Real Housewives of Orange County is Bravo’s longest running “Housewives” show. Thus far, the show aired for twelve seasons (see list below).

Cast Overview

Following is a list of the primary cast members for the show.

  • Alexis Bellino
  • Tamra Barney
  • Gretchen Rossi
  • Jeana Tomasina
  • Lynne Curtin
  • Kimberly Bryant
  • Jo De La Rosa
  • Jeana Keough
  • Lauri Peterson
  • Tammy Knickerbocker
  • Tamra Judge
  • Quinn Fry
  • Peggy Tanous
  • Heather Dubrow
  • Lydia McLaughlin
  • Shannon Beador
  • Lizzie Rovsek
  • Meghan King Edmonds
  • Kelly Dodd
  • Peggy Sulahian
  • Vicki Gunvalson

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List of Episodes

Following is a list of season episodes for The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Season 1

  • Meet the Wives
  • Is It Hunting Season, Yet?
  • Upgrading Has Nothing to do With You Honey
  • Talk, Talk, Talk
  • Cut the P and Lem out of Problem and you get ROB
    Shocking News
  • The Finale
  • May 06 Reunion

Season 2

  • The Housewives are Back!
  • Be Nice to the New Girl
  • Watch Out Bitches!
  • Relationships Are Better Than Your Head
  • Stranger In Your House
  • Studio, Jewelry, and Babies
  • Jo Jo the Housewife
  • Birthday Sex
  • Finale
  • Real Housewives Confess: A Watch What Happens Special

Season 3

  • Behind The Orange Curtain
  • My Baby is All Grown Up
  • Girls Gone Wild
  • Pantry Raid!
  • Rebels Without a Cause
  • The Boys of Summer
  • Moving Violations
  • Family Vacation
  • Frienemies
  • Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend
  • Here Comes The Bride
  • Real Housewives Confess: A Watch What Happens Special

Season 4

  • Are They for Real
  • Hold on to Your Daddies
  • Love Tanks
  • You Just Don’t Get It
  • 120 in the Shade
  • Cut!
  • And They’re Off…
  • Naked Wasted
  • Why Are You Being So Mean To Me?
  • The Girls Want To Come Out And Play
  • Vegas Baby
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Bling Bling
  • Real Housewives Confess: A Watch What Happens Special
  • Real Housewives of Orange County: The Lost Footage

Season 5

  • When the Times Get Tough, the Tough Go Shopping
  • Friends, Enemies and Husbands
  • It Ends in Coto de Caza
  • It’s All About Choices
  • Friends, Face-lifts and Florida
  • All Girls Weekend
  • Love and War
  • Let Bygones Be Bygones
  • No Boundaries
  • I Can’t Stop
  • Nothing Is as It Seems
  • You Can Dish It But You Can’t Take It
  • Let’s Bow Our Heads and Pray
  • This Is How We Do It in the O.C.
  • Is This All There Is?
  • Reunion Special, Part 1
  • Reunion Special, Part 2

Season 6

  • Amped Blondes and Evil Eyes
  • Shameless in Seattle
  • A New Lease on Life
  • Body Shots
  • No Hate
  • What a Difference a Year Makes
  • Riches to Rags
  • Kiss and Tell
  • Whine Pairings
  • It’s Not a Competition
  • Cutting Loose
  • Fashion Victim
  • Girl Fight
  • Reunion, Part 1
  • Reunion, Part 2
  • Lost Footage Special

Season 7

  • Stranger Things Have Happened
  • Southern Hospitality
  • The Honeymoon Is Over
  • Who’s Laughing Now
  • He Said What?
  • The Party’s Over
  • Under the Knife
  • Dirty Housewives
  • Bowling for Champs
  • Cabin Fever
  • What’s New, Pussycat?
  • Bombs Away
  • Whine & Cheese
  • Happily Never After
  • Scream Therapy
  • Rumble in the Jungle
  • Monkey Business
  • Will He or Won’t He?
  • Finale Part I: Let Them Eat Cake
  • Finale Part II: Are You in or Out?
  • Reunion, Part 1
  • 100th Episode: Reunion, Part 2
  • Lost Footage

Season 8

  • Bullies and Babies
  • Evil Eyes and Evil Faces
  • Making Up Is Hard to Do
  • It’s My Party and I’ll Scream if I Want to
  • The Party Is Done!
  • A Star Is Reborn?
  • Whines by Wives
  • Hot in Orange County
  • Speech Therapy
  • Viva Mexico
  • Dirty Dancing in Mexico
  • Chicks and Salsa
  • Wedding Dress Stress
  • The Cold War
  • Hold Your Tongue
  • Crossroads
  • An Immodest Proposal
  • Cold Shoulders
  • Reunion, Part 1
  • Reunion, Part 2
  • Reunion, Part 3

Season 9

  • Hawaii 5 Uh-Oh
  • Meet & Potatoes
  • Fakes-giving, Fake Friends
  • Pretty Ugly
  • I Couldn’t Chair Less
  • Showdown at the Hoedown
  • Choke-Lahoma
  • Not So Silent Night
  • Not A Good Day LA
  • Skunk in the Barnyard
  • Making Woo-Hoo-Py
  • La-Bomb-A
  • Point `Break’
  • Fully Loaded
  • Valentines And Birthday Whines
  • Bali Highs and Lows
  • Eat, Pray, Run
  • All Apologies
  • Reunion Part One
  • Reunion Part Two
  • Secrets Revealed

Season 10

  • Under Construction
  • Take a Swing
  • Whine Country
  • Charity Case
  • Game Changer
  • Full Circle
  • Bowling in Heels
  • Judgy Eyes & Tahitian Skies
  • Swimming With Sharks
  • Girl Code
  • A Psychic Surprise
  • Racing To The Truth
  • Sex, Lies & Leeches
  • A Storm Is Coming
  • Fire Signs
  • Suspicious Minds
  • Broken Records
  • Satan Loves Confusion
  • Baptism By Fire
  • Reunion, Part One
  • Reunion, Part Two
  • Reunion Part Three
  • Brooks Tells All (30 min)
  • Secrets Revealed

Season 11

  • When The Ship Hits The Fan
  • Making Friends But Not Amends
  • Lies in the Air, Sand in My Hair
  • Frozen Assets
  • Boogie Fights
  • Frenemies of the State
  • Something’s Fishy
  • Shannon Gets Her Groove Back
  • Woo Hoo Weekend
  • Shock and Roll
  • The Moral Minority
  • Stage Moms and Dropped Bombs
  • Bye, Bye Beadors
  • Secrets, Lies and Vicki’s New Guy
  • Shamrocks and Shockwaves
  • Bringing Up Old Ghosts
  • Puppet Strings and Tamra’s Wings
  • Vicious Lies and Broken Ties
  • Reunion Part 1
  • Reunion Part 2
  • Reunion Part 3

Season 12

  • The Great Divide
  • It’s Either My Way or the Feng Shui
  • The Not So Quiet Woman
  • We Have A New Puppet Master
  • Moving In, Moving On and Moving Fast
  • The Sip-N-See Stand Off
  • Un-Noble Women
  • Run For Your Wife
  • Drag Bingo Bombshell
  • Loose Lips Sink Friendships
  • Breast Intentions
  • Farm-to-Table Manners
  • Don’t Rock the Boat
  • Armenian Rhapsody
  • Mystic Mistake
  • An Unexpected Thaw
  • A Case Of The Vickis
  • The Real Vikings of Orange County
  • Candle Wicks and Lunatics
  • Reunion Part 1
  • Reunion (Part 2)

Get first look at Season 13:

Executive Producers

Following are the executive producers for The Real Housewives of Orange County:

  • Andy Cohen
  • Alex Baskin
  • Bill Fritz
  • Bill Langworthy
  • Douglas Ross
  • Greg Stewart
  • Scott Dunlop

Production Company

  • Evolution Media

Filming Location

The show is filmed primarily on location in Orange County, California.

Facts and Trivia

Following is a list of little-known facts and trivia about the show and its cast members.

More Information

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