Media Release: Monday December 8, 2014
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MELBOURNE Season Two
Bling it on!
Premieres Sunday February 22 at 8.30pm
Pop the French champagne, slip on the Christian Louboutin pumps and brace yourself for one glamorous ride. The Real Housewives of Melbourne are back and this season the bling is brighter, the parties more extravagant and the drama even more unbelievable, as seven sophisticated and affluent ladies from Melbourne open the doors to their luxurious homes, on Sunday February 22 at 8.30pm only on Foxtel’s Arena.
The Real Housewives of Melbourne are business woman extraordinaire Chyka Keebaugh, barrister and mum of two Gina Liano, straight talking psychic Jackie Gillies, property developer and party girl Janet Roach and fashionista Lydia Schiavello. This season they are joined by property developer and mum of three Pettifleur Berenger and Gamble Breaux, a dog loving art consultant whose partner is renowned eye surgeon Rick Wolfe.
These women are not your ordinary Housewives and certainly enjoy the lavish, pampered and cultured lifestyle of Melbourne, making no excuse for the life of luxury they lead. Successful women in their own right, between them, they own private jets, amazing homes and are married to high profile businessmen and of course one to a rock star.
“The Real Housewives of Melbourne will return with more housewives, more drama, and even more priceless ‘you have to see it to believe it moments’ in the highly anticipated second season,” Foxtel’s General Manager of General Entertainment Channels, Brendon Moo, said.
“The series launched onto screens this year becoming one of the most talked about programs of 2014 and driving social conversations as Foxtel subscribers watched the exploits of our Melbourne Housewives – we simply can’t wait to bring viewers the new season which is bigger and better.”
When it comes to style and glamour Melbourne is the jewel in Australia’s crown. It’s the city where fashion, food and culture reign supreme. But relationships in this high society are like four seasons in one day, fine one minute, stormy the next. And Melbourne’s Housewives know that they had better be careful because it’s a long way to fall.
This entertaining eleven-part one hour soap-doc provides an insider view of the lifestyles of the wealthy and extravagant women with a revealing insight into their world. With two new ladies in the mix this season, get ready for wild accusations and surprising revelations that leave everyone reeling and reaching for another cocktail!
Season two begins with Janet planning a big night to celebrate her birthday. The housewives are determined to start afresh and put last year’s tensions behind them. Things are more or less going to plan when two newcomers enter the picture: art lover Gamble and property developer Pettifleur. It’s quickly clear these newbies are outgoing and bold and in taking on our Housewives, they’re going to need it!
Season one made six relatively unknown women household names and catapulted them into the spotlight with the series becoming Foxtel’s highest rating reality production at the time of launch. The series was also the first franchise outside of the US to screen on Bravo, creating a huge buzz across social media and is currently screening on ITVBe in the UK.
The Real Housewives of Orange County is the series that started the Real Housewives franchise which has now spawned series in the cities of Miami, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Washington DC and Vancouver which screen on Arena the home of Housewives. Other Housewives series include Israel, Athens and France.
Produced by Matchbox Pictures, part of NBCUniversal International Television Production, in conjunction with Foxtel, The Real Housewives of Melbourne is the first Australian instalment of the world’s number one lifestyle reality franchise.
The Real Housewives of Melbourne season two will premiere on Sunday February 22 at 8.30pm on Foxtel’s Arena.