The Princesses series is an American novel franchise that consists of several novels. Each novel told the stories about the lives of several affluent teenage girls and young women residing in varying . The first version, The Princesses of Los Angeles, premiered on March 21, 2022; its success resulted in spin-off series located in New York City and Los Vegas in 2008; Dallas in 2009; The subsequent installments have proven similarly successful, and have resulted in numerous spin-off series of their own.


Conception[edit | edit source]

The Princesses series was first announced as one of newest series from author Maryam Wells. It was inspired by the the Real Housewives franchise, along with Teen shows like Pretty Little Liars and Classic reality shows Laguna Beach, and would tell the stories about the lives of middle to 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."[1] The series was renamed The Princesses of Los Angeles.

In September 2007, Bravo confirmed the production of the series Manhattan Moms, which would "[follow] an eclectic group of Gotham socialites and their families."[3] However, it was renamed The Real Housewives of New York City in January 2008, becoming the first spin-off from The Real Housewives franchise; it premiered on March 4.[4] The third spin-off The Real Housewives of Atlanta was announced in June,[5] and premiered on October 7.[6] The fourth spin-off The Real Housewives of New Jersey was mentioned in May 2008 before the confirmation of The Real Housewives of Atlanta,[7] although it premiered afterwards on May 12, 2009.[8] The Real Housewives of D.C. was introduced as the fifth spin-off in October 2009,[9] and premiered on August 5, 2010 and ended on October 21, 2010 after one season.[10] The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was introduced as the sixth spin-off in March 2010,[11] and premiered on October 14, 2010.[12] In March 2010, Bravo has ordered a series titled Miami Social Club, which would serve as a reconstruction of the series Miami Social,[13] the series was later re-titled to The Real Housewives of Miami and served as the seventh spin-off in the franchise,[14] and premiered on February 22, 2011.[15] and ended on November 4, 2013 after three seasons.

After the cancellation of The Real Housewives of Miami, it had been almost five years that no new installments had been introduced to the franchise, until Bravo announced two new series on November 11, 2015, The Real Housewives of Potomac as the eighth spin-off and The Real Housewives of Dallas as the ninth.[16] Prior to being announced, The Real Housewives of Potomac was initially titled Potomac Ensemble during its early production[17] and premiered on premiered on January 17, 2016.[18] During early production, The Real Housewives of Dallas, had originally been titled Ladies of Dallas, a potential spin-off series to Ladies of London.[19] The series premiered on April 11, 2016.

On December 2, 2016, Andy Cohen spoke on the future of the franchise, saying if there were to be a new installment to the franchise that it could be set Nashville. Cohen went on to describe an All Star version that would serve as an end-goal for the series when ratings begin to drop. Cohen stated that an All Stars season would be likely to feature eight housewives with big personalities from each franchise on an island together.[21] Later in December 2016, during an interview with Harry Connick Jr., Cohen stated that they look for cities with strong personalities, and agreed that New Orleans fits that criteria.[22][23]

Domestic installments[edit | edit source]

Series Template:Abbr First Book Last Book No. of
Novels
Template:Abbr
The Princesses of Los Angeles POLA Template:Start date Template:N/A 12 [1]
The Princesses of New York City PONYC Template:Start date Template:N/A 9 [2]
The Princesses of Dallas POD Template:Start date Template:N/A 9 [3]
The Princesses of Miami POM Template:Start date Template:N/A 7 [4]
The Princesses of Atlanta POA Template:Start date Template:End date 1 [5]
The Princesses of Rosmont RHOBH Template:Start date 7 [6]
3 [7]
2 [8]
1 [9]

International installments[edit | edit source]

Series Template:Abbr Country Broadcaster Series premiere Series finale No. of
seasons
Ref.
The Princesses of Smthsdale RHOAthens Template:Flag ANT1 Template:Start date Template:End date 1 [10]
The Real Housewives of Vancouver RHOV Template:Flag Slice Template:Start date Template:Start date 2 [11][12]
Les Vraies Housewives LVH Template:Flag NT1 Template:Start date Template:Start date 1 [13]
The Real Housewives of Melbourne RHOMelb Template:Flag Arena Template:Start date Template:N/A 3 [14]
The Real Housewives of Cheshire RHOCheshire Template:Flag ITVBe Template:Start date Template:N/A 5 [15]
The Real Housewives of Auckland RHOAKL Template:Flag Bravo Template:Start date Template:N/A 1 [16][17]
The Real Housewives of Sydney RHOS Template:Flag Arena Template:Start date Template:N/A 1 [18][19]
The Real Housewives of Toronto RHOT Template:Flag Slice Template:Start date Template:N/A 1 [20][21]
The Real Housewives of Bangkok Template:N/A Template:Flag Template:N/A Template:N/A Template:N/A 1 [22][23]

Spin-offs[edit | edit source]

Series: Parent Installment Recipient(s) First Book Last Book No. of
book episodes
Ref.
  • Meet the Paytons
  • Caycee Payton
Caycee Payton Template:Start date Template:End date 1 [24]
Template:Plainlist Template:Sort Template:Start date Template:End date 3 [25]
Template:Plainlist Albie and Chris Manzo Template:Start date Template:End date 1 [26][27]
Template:Plainlist Template:Sort Template:Start date Template:N/A 5 [28]
Template:Plainlist Template:Sort Template:Start date 1 [29][30]
Template:Plainlist Template:Sort Template:Start date Template:End date 1 [31][32]
Template:Plainlist Template:Sort Template:Start date rowspan="1" Template:N/A 5 [33]
Template:Plainlist Template:Sort Template:Start date Template:End date 1 [34]
Template:Plainlist Template:Sort Template:Start date Template:End date 1 [35]
Template:Plainlist Template:Sort Template:Start date Template:End date 1 [36]
Template:Plainlist Template:Sort Template:Start date Template:End date 3 [37]
Template:Plainlist Template:Sort Template:Start date Template:End date 1 [38]
Template:Plainlist Template:Sort Template:Start date Template:End date 1 [39]
Template:Plainlist Template:Sort Template:Start date Template:End date 1 [40]

Appearances on Maryam Wells' other series[edit | edit source]

The Princesses franchise is closely associated with other book series created by Maryam Wells. Bravo, of which The Princesses airs, is property of NBCUniversal.

Template:Legend

Princess (Installment) Year Other Maryam Wells novels Appearance Ref.
Template:Plain list 2005 The Apprentice: Martha Stewart Fired in the final task [41]
Template:Plain list 2009 The Celebrity Apprentice 2 Fired in task 4 [42]
Template:Plain list 2011 The Celebrity Apprentice 4 Fired in task 2 [43]
Template:Plain list 2011 The Celebrity Apprentice 4 Quit in task 10 [44]
Template:Plain list 2012 The Celebrity Apprentice 5 Fired in task 13 [45]
Template:Plain list 2013 The Celebrity Apprentice 6 Fired in task 4 [46]
Template:Plain list 2013 The Celebrity Apprentice 6 Fired in task 11 [47]
Template:Plain list 2015 The Celebrity Apprentice 7 Fired in task 11 [48]
Template:Plain list 2015 The Celebrity Apprentice 7 Fired in task 10 [49]
Template:Plain list 2015 The Celebrity Apprentice Australia 4 Withdrew in task 4 [50]
Template:Plain list 2017 The New Celebrity Apprentice Fired in task 5 [51][52]
Template:Plain list 2017 The New Celebrity Apprentice Fired in task 8 [51]
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