Keough initially stopped filming after the third episode of the fifth season, and was replaced by Alexis Bellino beginning with the fourth episode; however, Keough was featured as a friend of the housewives in the sixth season.
The remaining housewives joined in later seasons; Judge in the third, Dubrow in the seventh, Beador in the ninth, Edmonds in the tenth and Dodd in the eleventh.Other housewives include Tammy Knickerbocker (season 2–3), Quinn Fry (season 3), Gretchen Rossi (season 4–8), Lynne Curtin (season 4–5), Alexis Bellino (season 5–8), Peggy Tanous (season 6), Lydia Mc Laughlin (season 8), and Lizzie Rovsek (season 9).Its success has allowed for the development of The Real Housewives franchise and similar spin-off series based in New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington, D. The Real Housewives of Orange County has additionally resulted in the conceptions of the spin-offs Date My Ex: Jo & Slade and Tamra's OC Wedding.A press release issued by the network noted that the series was inspired by the scripted soap operas Desperate Housewives and Peyton Place, and would document the lives of upper-class women who "lead glamorous lives in a picturesque Southern California gated community where the average home has a $1.6 million price tag and residents include CEOs and retired professional athletes." Its original main housewives were Kimberly Bryant, Jo De La Rosa, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough and Lauri Waring (now Peterson).The Real Housewives of Orange County (abbreviated RHOC) is an American reality television series that premiered on March 21, 2006, on Bravo.It has aired ten seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Orange County, California.
The series originally focused on Kimberly Bryant, Jo De La Rosa, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough, and Lauri Waring (now Peterson); the current lineup of housewives consists of Gunvalson, Tamra Barney (now Judge), Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador, Meghan King Edmonds and Kelly Dodd.
Of the original housewives, Bryant and De La Rosa respectively left after the first and second seasons, while Peterson and Keough respectively stopped filming during production of the fourth and fifth seasons.
Bryant left after the first season, and was replaced by Tammy Knickerbocker beginning with the second season.
De La Rosa exited the series after the second season; Tamra Barney (now Judge) joined the series in the third season premiere, while Quinn Fry was introduced in the sixth episode.
Knickerbocker and Fry left after the third season, while Gretchen Rossi was introduced in the fourth season premiere.
Peterson made her final appearance on the third episode of the fourth season, and was replaced by Lynne Curtin beginning with the fourth episode.