The Real Housewives of Vancouver

The Real Housewives of Vancouver (abbreviated RHOV) was a Canadian reality television series on the Slice cable network. It was the first Canadian installment of The Real Housewives franchise; production for the Shaw Media-distributed series began in August 2011. The show ended in 2013 and was canceled after its second season.

The Real Housewives of Vancouver
Based onThe Real Housewives
Directed by
  • Mike Bickerton
  • Fred Frame
  • Tara Shortt
Presented byMike Bickerton (Season 1)
  • Christina Kiesel
  • Jody Claman
  • Mary Zilba
  • Reiko Mackenzie
  • Ronnie Negus
  • Amanda Hansen
  • Ioulia Reynolds
  • Robin Reichman
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes25 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Louise Clark
  • Erin Haskett
  • Grant Greschuk
Production location(s)Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Camera setupMultiple
Running time40–43 minutes
Production company(s)Lark Productions
DistributorShaw Media
Original networkSlice
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseApril 4, 2012 (2012-04-04) 
April 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)
Followed byThe Real Housewives of Toronto
External links
Production website

The series originally focused on Jody Claman, Christina Kiesel, Reiko MacKenzie, Ronnie Negus, and Mary Zilba; the second season lineup consisted of Claman, Negus, Zilba, Amanda Hansen, Robin Reichman and Ioulia Reynolds. Of the original housewives, Kiesel and MacKenzie left after the first season.

Its success has allowed for the development of The Real Housewives franchise by Corus Entertainment, previously Shaw Media, and similar spin-off series based in Toronto.

Overview and casting

The show premiered on April 4, 2012. The two-hour premiere achieved the record of the highest-rated premiere in the network's history by attracting 1.2 million viewers.[1]

On May 30, 2012, Slice announced that the series was renewed for a second season. Production for season two began in July 2012 with Jody Claman, Ronnie Seterdahl Negus, and Mary Zilba returning with new cast members, Amanda Hansen, Ioulia Reynolds, and Robin Richmond Reichman. The second season premiered on February 5, 2013.[2][3] Slice chose to pass on a reunion for the second season in order to provide more episodes rather than having to cut the season even shorter.[4]

It was announced on June 6, 2013, that Slice had put the series "on hold" while it explored other programming. On June 27, 2014, Jody Claman stated she was no longer a celebrity during her divorce trial. While the show has not been on air since 2013, Slice have not confirmed nor denied that it has been cancelled. In 2016, former cast members were contacted for a "Where Are They Now?" segment that Slice holds on their main site.[5]

Timeline of housewives

Housewives Seasons
1 2
Jody Claman Main
Ronnie Negus Main
Mary Zilba Main
Christina Kiesel Main
Reiko MacKenzie Main
Amanda Hansen Main
Robin Reichman Main
Ioulia Reynolds Main


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
115April 4, 2012 (2012-04-04)July 4, 2012 (2012-07-04)
210February 5, 2013 (2013-02-05)April 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)

International broadcast

The series has received rather critical and commercial success outside Canada. The series along with the United States installments have aired on Australian cable network Arena, which is home to its own installments, The Real Housewives of Melbourne and Sydney.[6][7] In the United Kingdom, the British cable network ITVBe has also aired the series.[8][9] It has never officially aired in the United States, but episodes were briefly available to watch online on Hulu.[10]

Awards and nominations

Year Type Award Result
2013 1st Canadian Screen Awards[11][12] Best Reality/Competition Program or Series Nominated


  1. Wright, Matthew (April 5, 2012). "The Real Housewives of Vancouver breaks ratings records for Slice". National Post. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
  2. Lederman, Marsha (June 21, 2012). "10 things I've learned from Real Housewives of Vancouver". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  3. "Ioulia Reynolds to be next Real Housewife of Vancouver?". August 29, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  4. Gee, Dana (April 8, 2013). "Does Mary Zilba get a Billionaire on the Real Housewives of Vancouver finale?". The Provence. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  5. "The Real Housewives of Vancouver: Where Are They Now? |". Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  6. "The Real Housewives of Vancouver starts now, only on Arena!". Facebook. Arena.
  7. "The Real Housewives of Vancouver". Arena. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  8. "e Real Housewives of Vancouver". TV Guide UK. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  9. "ITVBe Now Playing". Channels UK. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  10. "Real Housewives of Vancouver Canceled; Not Returning For A Third Season". Reality Tea. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  11. Takeuchi, Craig (January 17, 2013). "Canadian Screen Awards' B.C. nominees: Continuum, From C to C, Real Housewives". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  12. Schaefer, Glenn (January 17, 2013). "Awards season finds some B.C. players away from home". The Province. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
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