Southern Charm is one of the more unique reality TV shows on air right now. It debuted on Bravo back in 2014 and after four successful seasons has led to several spin-offs including Southern Charm Savannah, Southern Charm New Orleans and RelationShep. Southern Charm focuses on southern culture and politics as it follows the professionals and personal lives of several socialites in Charleston, South Carolina, many of whom are from prominent American families. While we wait for news of a fifth season, here’s a look at 9 things you probably didn’t know about the show!
9. Creative Force
Many fans might not know this but Southern Charm star Whitney Sudler-Smith was actually the creative force behind the show. He was the one who pitched the show to Bravo after partnering with Haymaker Productions. When asked about the concept behind the series, Whitney said: “I think the idea was a little Downton Abbey, a little bit of Gone With the Wind, a little bit of The Bachelor and a little bit of Animal House.”