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Speaking of attempts to make TV shows for the Obama era, Bravo this morning announced that The Real Housewives of D.C. is in development. I’d mock—OK, I guess I already did—but in fairness, I thought doing a New Jersey series was stretching the franchise too far, and now it’s the only one of the four I’d care to watch.

The announcement, if you can stand it, after the jump:


NEW YORK, NY – May 26, 2009 – Today, Bravo announced that a spin-off of its hit docu-series franchise “The Real Housewives,” is in development, this time set in the influential metropolitan region of Washington, D.C. The announcement was made by Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Bravo Media.

“We’re tapping personalities who are among Washington D.C.’s influential players, cultural connoisseurs, fashion sophisticates and philanthropic leaders – the people who rub elbows with the most prominent people in the country and easily move in the city’s diverse political and social circles,” said Berwick.

A place for power and politics, Bravo is scouting the D.C. area to identify the city’s alluring and discriminating residents, those women who have their pulse on the most important cultural events, political galas, gallery openings and fundraisers in Washington society. These leading members of D.C. society are in the know and comfortable discussing everything from the economy to high fashion. They are the talk of the town in the most powerful city in the world.