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The Real Housewives of Orange County is a hit Bravo show that follows the lives of several wealthy women in Orange County, California. The show features five prominent, beautiful women who reside in luxury homes in Orange County. Cat fights, gossip, insults, plastic surgery and thrown drinks are common forms of footage for the reality show.

The women who have been featured on the hit show are not all housewives - some are no longer married and some have careers. Vicki Gunvalson leads the pack and is the only original cast mate left. She has been a continuous source of drama this year when she introduced her new beau to her group of housewives. Drama almost instantly flared up when Vicki's friend Gretchen Rossi accused the new guy in Vicki's life of being a "deadbeat dad" in a screaming match during a party. Gretchen Rossi later blamed the screaming fit for her loss of vocals when she debuted at a Pussycat Dolls' performance in Las Vegas. She settled back home in Orange County refusing to marry Slade, a man also accused of being a "deadbeat dad."

Tamra Barney is another current housewife whose major story line in the show this season was about her breasts. She visited a plastic surgeon and ultimately had a breast reduction. She also had a tattoo removed that was a symbol of a wedding ring for her ex-husband. Near the end of the season, Tamra became engaged to her new boyfriend, Eddie.

The cameras also follow Alexis Bellino - during and after the show. Alexis worked for a local television station for part of the season, aspiring to be a newscaster and feature story reporter. Alexis' husband did not always approve of her new found career and questioned whether Alexis should work when it was not financially necessary for the family. Heather DuBrow also criticized Alexis' talent as a feature story reporter. Heather DuBrow is the newest cast member and is married to an Orange County plastic surgeon. She has had a few acting gigs in the past.

Other members of the Orange County family are followed on this reality show, including friends, boyfriends and family members. Gossip, cat fights, plastic surgery, conversations about money and criticisms of and between cast mates continue to be the leading story lines in the continuing drama that has led to years of success and a new franchise of television series.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on Bravo
12 Seasons, 200 Episodes
May 9, 2006
Cast: Vicki Gunvalson
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The Real Housewives of Orange County Full Episode Guide

  • Conclusion. The reunited girls dish on their traumatic Glamis adventure, with old tensions sparked and Meghan on the defensive for her lack of sympathy toward Vicki. The drama of Ireland is also reviewed, and Shannon reaches her breaking point.

  • Part 2 of 3. A Season 11 reunion goes on with Kelly on the hot seat because of her behavior. Heather has a confrontation with Kelly, who shares shocking secrets about her past; Shannon sheds light on her vow renewal; and Vicki's daughter talks about her mom.

  • Part 1 of 3. The OC gals reunite. Included: Vicki is interrogated; Tamra communicates about religion and being a peacemaker; Meghan speaks up about her relationship with Jimmy; and Kelly stands her ground when '70s bash accusations rise.

  • The gals celebrate Tamra and her fitness challenge with a carb-loaded get-together at Shannon's new home, but drama surrounds Vicki and her loose-lipped gossip.

  • A bus ride from hell draws to a close as the ladies' Ireland vacation concludes. A return to the O.C. finds the ladies dealing with fallout from their outing, and Tamra gets ready for her long-awaited fitness contest.

  • An Ireland vacation carries on with the women taking separate adventures. Meghan attempts to locate distant relations with Kelly, while the others go to a milk farm. Later, Kelly attempts to make amends with Tamra, but ire rises, leaving the crew in disarray.

  • The gals fly to Ireland to explore Meghan's heritage. They enter on a pub crawl, which leads to a sobering exchange between Tamra and Kelly, shoving Tamra over the edge. The ladies then attempt to recover with a traditional Irish "hooley" night.

  • Meghan honors the opening of her candle shop with a bash. Also, Vicki warns she will reveal a secret about Shannon; Meghan copes with the highs and lows of pregnancy; Heather hosts a posh book-release party; and Meghan suggests a vacation to Ireland.

  • Michael and Kelly discuss the ups and downs of their relationship since separating, while Meghan goes to her first ultrasound appointment. Vicki gets asked to film a commercial for a cancer charity. Shannon packs up her old home and gives it a heartfelt "goodbye" while Tamra hosts Kelly, Vicki, and Heather for a day of pampering and luxury at Glen Ivy Spa.

  • Shannon panics about a looming family move as her daughters tune up for a rock show. Meanwhile, Vicki celebrates Briana's birthday; and family and friends watch the Beador girls perform, but an uninvited guest's startling allegation rocks the evening.

  • The women regroup after an accident, and new alliances are formed. Also: Tamra thinks about delaying her fitness competition; Meghan goes to Vicki's home to make amends; and Shannon attempts to bandage torn friendships.

  • Eddie's birthday is observed at a motor-sports mecca, but Kelly's dirty mouth brings tension. The women explore sand dunes, leading to a memorable ride. In the OC, Meghan gets results from a pregnancy test, and Shannon's house is sold.

  • Kelly's erratic attitude is addressed in the wake of angry dramas at a sushi dinner. Elsewhere, Meghan moves forward in her IVF process; Shannon relishes in a night with friends and family; and Vicki and Kelly connect at a celebration of their own.

  • Vicki celebrates her family's return to Orange County. Meanwhile, Heather fights to balance work and life as she anticipates her book launch; Kelly and Vicki connect over mutual furry; and a sushi party is ruined when Kelly passes over a line.

  • Fallout from Shannon's hectic 1970s bash finds Shannon attempting a new remedy to detox and Kelly trying to make amends. Meanwhile, Meghan visits Washington, D.C., to speak about colorectal cancer, and Tamra examines custom bikinis for a fitness contest.

  • Shannon's 1970s-theme party is fueled by a hot disagreement about a rumor-filled past. Vicki tries to balance work, babysitting responsibilities, helping Briana and partying; Heather approaches Terry about his parenting; and Meghan looks for encouragement during her IVF treatments.

  • Kelly's beach party moves inside as Vicki and Shannon have a chilling showdown. Also, Meghan gets closer to beginning a family; Briana ends up in the hospital with a medical emergency; and Shannon makes a tough choice about Vicki.

  • Vicki's daughter returns, but the homecoming doesn't live up to Vicki's expectations. Also, Meghan starts IVF shots and faces her anxiety of needles in the process; and Kelly throws a beach bash, where Vicki and Tamra try to resolve their problems.

  • Heather visits Turks and Caicos in an attempt to help Terry reconnect with their kids. Meanwhile, Tamra attempts to fix a relationship; Kelly sets out to make friends with Vicki; and Meghan invites the ladies to her new home to demolish her kitchen.

  • The ladies kick off an explosive 11th season with an epic boat party as Vicki fights to win the ladies back after a year of lies left her friendless and alone. Heather's mansion is still a work in progress, and so is her relationship with her husband Terry. Shannon's marriage is on more solid footing, so it's time to look for a new home. Meghan starts in vitro fertilization (IVF) with no help from husband Jimmy. And new housewife Kelly Dodd brings her big personality to the party, but her mouth gets her in trouble.

  • Watch never-before-seen footage from season ten including Shannon's unique ladies lunch, Vicki's night out and Heather's teachable moment to Meghan about the finer points of Botox.

  • Brooks Ayers attempts to prove his innocence and that he's telling the truth about his cancer diagnosis and treatment.

  • The last episode of the reunion is full of drama dealing with Vicki.

  • The ladies continue to discuss Season 10 as the reunion continues.

  • The ladies come back together to talk about Season 10.

  • The ladies come to watch Tamra be baptized, but with the difficulties of Brooks' cancer, Vicki feels crucified. Shannon confronts Vicki when she finds out she had been betrayed.

  • Vicki's daughter, Briana, goes to lunch with Tamra and shares unexpected news about Brooks; Shannon opens up to Heather and Tamra; and the ladies get Tamra ready for her baptism in an unusual way.

  • Shannon evaluates her friendships while Tamra seeks a higher power to help her son's rocky relationship. Heather's Evine launch goes down hill starting with the rehearsal. Also, a new unveiling about Brooks shocks everyone.

  • Vicki and Brooks leave Shannon's Aries party before it's over. Heather and Terry can't agree on a house design. Also, Tamra reveals a new house to her son and Shannon isn't sure about a friendship.

  • Shannon's Aries-theme get together allows Brooks to talk to Meghan about meddling in his past. Also, Tamra gets upset about something Brooks says.

  • The ladies are dealing with the aftermath of Vicki and Meghan's falling out. Shannon's kids hope to help their parents' relationship.

  • Vicki leaves Heather's luncheon after getting upset with Meghan. Shannon sees a doctor to help her with her pent-up resentment.

  • The ladies head to NASCAR while Vicki goes on a birthday getaway with Brooks.

  • Back in the OC, Shannon and David discover that disciplining their kids is harder than it looks. Vicki discovers Brooks has made a drastic decision.

  • Vicki and Shannon develop a bond when they deal with hangovers together.

  • In Tahiti, the ladies swim with sharks.

  • Meghan hosts a couples' game night, but her husband's absence becomes the main topic of discussion.

  • Shannon realizes that she can't lose physical weight with just exercise, but she must deal with the weight of her emotions too.

  • Vicki's mother death shocks the group.

  • Vicki gets a phone call that is a huge game changer.

  • Meghan makes plans for her first charity event.

  • Vicki throws a Fiesta party where a piñata isn't the only thing being bashed.

  • Shannon and David's relationship is stretched as they complete their couples retreat. Vicki throws a Fiesta party where Heather introduces her friend Meghan. Vicki and Tamra come face-to-face.

  • Vicki shares with everyone that her boyfriend has moved in with her.

  • he Moment: Real Housewives Awards - OMG Moments Segment

  • Vicki shares with everyone that her boyfriend has moved in with her.

  • The people have voted and chosen the most wonderful, wacky, and downright shocking moments from the latest seasons.

The Real Housewives of Orange County News

Jim Bellino: Wife Alexis May Not Continue With 'Real Housewives Of OC'

Jim Bellino admits he doesn't "wear the pants" in his relationship. Apparently, he does have his legs at least far enough into them to bid Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" adieu. He also claims his wife, Alexis, isn't exactly far out of step, either.

'Real Housewives of Orange County': Gretchen Rossi Rips on Tamra's 'Camera Balls'

If Tamra Barney wants to be the star of "Real Housewives Orange County," Gretchen Rossi is fine with taking a backseat.

“That means she's a train wreck, so I'm totally OK with that,” Rossi told Naughty But Nice.

Rossi says that Real Housewives co-star has a big pair of “camera balls,” which, according to Rossi, means that Barney plays to drama for ratings.

Another Awkward Real Housewives Moment (VIDEO). Is Tamra the next Sting?

How awkward is this?

Real Housewives’ Tamra Barney loves to talk about how she and new boy toy Eddie get it on – all the time.

Vick Gunvalsoni, having recently filed for divorced after 17-years of marriage, is beyond uncomfortable hearing about it.

And like a deer caught in gated-community headlights, we get to watch the whole round of weird confession and reaction.

Over It: Is Bravo Finished With Housewives Spinoffs? Andy Cohen Says 'Yeah'

With seven different versions of the show and a gazallion cities to reach, Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise could have swept the nation. Bravo’s Andy Cohen told OK! That won’t be happening. Miami might be the last stop.

“I really feel like we’re done,” Andy said. “Yeah.”

As recently confirmed by the network, a casting call notice on Craig's List that went out for what seemed to be a "Real Housewives of San Francisco" was a hoax.

Orange County Housewives Roofied in New York

What is more shocking?

That “Real Housewives of Orange County” stars Tamra Barney and Peggy Tanous were given roofies during a night out in the Big Apple.


That the women took drinks from a “fan of the show” in the first place?

It’s not like they were in need of a free drink, seeing that they are paid to be on a show because they are women living the glamorous lifestyles of the rich and not-so-famous.

'Real Housewives of Orange County' Are Back Sans One Brunette. Where is Lynne?

In the explosive (and very blonde) season premiere of "Real Housewives of Orange County," a brunette was missing.

Jewelry designer Lynne Curtin, who was last seen by fans being booted out of her home, will not be returning to the current season. Neither Bravo nor Lynn have revealed why she also got the boot on RHOCC.

Curtin has typically been outspoken (although in a hazy sort of way) regarding her life, which included showcasing her experiences with plastic surgery, eviction, and parenting moves that included underage drinking on camera.

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The Real Housewives of Orange County Video Clips & Extras

RHOC: Official Season 12 Trailer - Premiering July 10 9/8c (Season 12) | Bravo Clip (02:33)