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New 'Real Housewives' cities Dallas and Potomac, Maryland join Bravo lineup

"Real Housewives" is a Bravo franchise that can't stop expanding. From Orange County to New York City, New Jersey, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Beverly Hills and Miami, the series has cornered the market in coast-to-coast coverage of nouveau-riche craziness.

And now there are two more entries joining the family in 2016: Dallas, Texas and Potomac, Maryland.

Where, now?

Sure, we've all heard of Dallas. The city even had its own TV series, twice (remember, "Most Eligible Dallas" anyone?)! But unless you grew up among the planned, manicured suburban enclaves and horse farms northwest of Washington, D.C., you may not have ever heard of Potomac, Maryland.

"If you haven't heard of Potomac, that's fine, because that means we've done a great job of keeping it a nice, little secret," "RHOP" socialite and single mom Gizelle Bryant said in a video that accompanied the announcement. She'll be joined by international model/TV host Katie Rost, "grand dame" Karen Huger, "social butterfly" Charisse Jackson-Jordan, publicist/single mom Roby Dixon and restaurateur Ashley Darby.

"Located just up the river from our nation's capital of Washington, D.C., Potomac is a cozy, upscale enclave with gated mansions, rolling hills, and exclusive country clubs," Bravo said in a news release. "Viewers will be introduced to the wealthy African-American families who have broken racial barriers and now reside in the sophisticated community."

The announcement came out on Wednesday, and indicated that "RHOP" will premiere Sunday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. Dallas will step up "later next year."

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