Bravo’s Real Housewives To Head to Washington D.C.

Oct. 6 2009, Updated 2:57 p.m. ET

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Michelle Obama wannabes are headed to the small screen. Bravo has greenlit The Real Housewives of D.C., moving the popular reality series to the nation’s capitol.

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“A place for power and politics, Bravo scouted the D.C. area to identify the city's alluring and discriminating residents, the women who have their pulse on the most important cultural events, political galas, gallery openings and fundraisers in Washington society,” Bravo said in their press release. “The season will bring viewers inside the lives and homes of movers and shakers in the community, all connected in different ways to the political arena. The D.C. wives, cast to be determined, will move comfortably from fundraisers to discussing everything from the economy to high fashion.”

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Set to premiere next year, the Washington circles are already buzzing with potential casting decisions. The front runners, which the network has yet to confirm, are Lisa Wernick Spies (wife of Republican fundraiser Charlie Spies) and Lynda Erkiletian (the president of a Washington modeling agency).

This makes for the fifth city to host the often outrageous show. The current “Atlanta” season is pulling such strong number it may over take “New Jersey” as the highest-rated season.

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