Bravo’s reality show The Real Housewives of Orange County has grown so much in popularity within the past decade, it has spawned a number of spin offs based in New York City, Atlanta, Dallas, Potomac, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Miami, Vancouver and Beverly Hills. As the original show that started it all back in 2006, RHOC has gone through a lot of changes over the past 11 years. The show is much different than what it was in the first season! Here’s a look back at 8 behind-the-scenes secrets of The Real Housewives of Orange County:
8. Behind the Gates
The Real Housewives of Orange County was almost called Behind the Gates and it was supposed to follow more of a documentary format. The angle of the show was supposed to portray the lives of families who live in the gated community of Coto de Gaza, Orange County. It’s evident while watching the first season of RHOC that the show has really changed it’s focus within the past few years. The tag lines for the women used to be clips from filming and the credits opened up with the following statement, “7 million families live in gated communities.” It very much had a documentary feel to it. The show also really focused more on the women’s family life whereas now the show revolves around the women’s relationships with one another because that creates more drama.