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‘Real Housewives’ franchise expands with new African version

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Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives’ will be on another continent.

The franchise has already traveled beyond US borders, most recently with ‘The Real Housewives of Dubai’, variety reports that versions for Pretoria, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya are in development.

according to varietyThe announcement came on the heels of the Real Housewives of Africa Summit in Cape Town. At this summit, American producers met with African production partners across the continent to exchange information on how best to bring a successful ‘Housewives’ show to Africa.

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“We are proud to build the continued success of our ‘Real Housewives’ franchise across Africa. The way each version faithfully embodies the city’s spirit, people and rich culture connects with audiences across regions and diasporas.NBCUniversal Senior VP, Format Her Sales and Production Ana Langenberg said: said to format.

as variety There are already several ‘Real Housewives’ shows in Africa, including versions set in Lagos, Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, and ‘Real Housewives of Johannesburg’ is consistently among the top five reality premieres on South Africa’s Mnet channel. are ranked as

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“As a platform that offers content both linearly and OTT, the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise has proven to be very popular with a wide variety of audiences,” said Nomsa Philiso, Executive Head of Content at Mnet Channels. added. “This has allowed us to continuously expand into different geographies as we operate across Africa. It’s important to keep up, and our spin is quintessentially African, as The Real Housewives franchise meets audience needs.”

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