12 Shows ‘Real Housewives Of New York City’ Fans Should Watch To Avoid Drama Withdrawal During The Off-Season
It is a tough time for Real Housewives of New York City fans these days. The ninth season just ended. The reunion episodes have aired. Even the Luann de Lesseps one-on-one interview with Andy Cohen has come and gone. With no new content, what's a RHONY fan to do? Well, fans shouldn't worry too much, because there are plenty of shows to watch now that RHONY is over.
A life without new RHONY episodes every Wednesday is a difficult one to live, but there are other options to fill the void. Sure, it won't be exactly the same as watching the show every week, but there are a lot of other series worth watching to help pass the time until Season 10 airs. From other reality series to scripted shows, it is possible to get that RHONY fix.
What you supposed to do without Dorinda Medley's one-liners every episode? How are fans supposed to cope without hearing the word "Tom" every five minutes? How can one survive without watching Sonja Morgan juggle the men in her life? These are some of the shows that will help you through until Real Housewives of New York City returns for Season 10, as well as where you can watch them.
If you miss the setting of RHONY, Younger also takes place in New York City. It is about a forty-something woman who lies about her age to get a job in book publishing. It has great one-liners, like Housewives, and even some love triangles. The current season is airing on TV Land Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. and full episodes of Younger are on the network website, Hulu, iTunes, and Amazon.
2. Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce
If you're used to watching Bravo reality shows, give the network's scripted programming a chance and watch Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. As the title suggests, the show is about a group of girlfriends figuring out life after divorce, just like most of the RHONY women. The characters are in the same age range as the Housewives and they are all businesswomen trying to figure out their personal branding just like the reality stars. It is currently airing on Bravo Thursdays at 10 p.m. and previous episodes of Girlfriends'Guide to Divorce are on the Bravo website, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon.
3. Real Housewives Of Dallas
After a blah first season, Real Housewives of Dallas is really coming into its own during Season 2. Plus, it will be easy to catch up on the episodes since the first season is only 11 episodes long and Season 2 only started in August. Just like New York, the Dallas cast is full of women who have had relationships with each other for years before the show, which adds to its authenticity. It is in season now on Bravo every Monday night at 10 p.m. and full episodes of RHOD are on the Bravo website, iTunes, and Amazon.
4. Little Women: New York
Little Women: NY focuses on a group of women (and one man) living in New York City, arguing, partying, throwing shade, and working on their careers. Basically, it is Real Housewives of New York. It is not on Lifetime at the moment, but Little Women: NY episodes are on the Lifetime website, iTunes, and Amazon.
5. Odd Mom Out
Odd Mom Out is another great Bravo show about women with families and careers that takes place in New York City, but it's a scripted series. The show centers around a woman named Jill struggling to navigate a clique of wealthy moms in the Upper East Side. Right now, it airs on Bravo every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. and there are also full episodes on the Bravo website, Amazon, and iTunes.
6. Shahs Of Sunset
Shahs of Sunset is about a group of friends who have been in each other's lives for years. Sure, it's on the west coast and includes both men and women, but this show will definitely resonate with fans who cherish the longtime bonds in the RHONY circle. Plus, there is plenty of shade throwing and product plugging to make the fans feel just like they do when the New York Housewives are on screen. Watch the current Shahs of Sunset season on Bravo Sunday nights at 8 p.m. and catch full episodes on the Bravo website, iTunes, and Amazon.
7. Million Dollar Matchmaker
Patti Stanger isn't a Real Housewife of New York, but she is close friends with Jill Zarin and has socialized with plenty of the other cast members over the years, so there is definitely something about her personality that should appeal to RHONY fans. The objective of her show, Million Dollar Matchmaker, is to "match" rich clients and prepare them for first dates. Even though it doesn't center around a group of friends like RHONY, Patti starts enough arguments and plugs her own business just as much as all the Housewives combined. The show is airing Season 2 on WE TV every Friday at 9 p.m. and full episodes are on the WE TV site, iTunes, and Amazon.
8. Real Housewives Of Orange County
Real Housewives of Orange County is the show that started it all. RHONY fans who haven't seen RHOC really need to get on that. Sure, it has all of the Housewives elements that RHONY does, but it's on the west coast and almost all of the women are married. There are new episodes airing Monday nights on Bravo at 9 p.m., and they are also available on Bravo's site, iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu.
9. Below Deck
Below Deck follows a yacht crew during charter season and guests who are Housewives level of wealthy. The high demands of the guests are very reminiscent of Ramona Singer talking to the staff during group trips, and there are definitely Luann de Lesseps "We got the yacht" vibes. Below Deck just started Season 5 on Bravo and airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. It is also available on the network site, Netflix, and Amazon.
10. Watch What Happens Live
It's safe to assume that most Real Housewives of New York City viewers already tune into Watch What Happens Live, but if they don't they really should. Andy Cohen discusses current events and all things Housewives Sunday through Thursday nights at 11 p.m. It films in New York so RHONY cast members drop in all the time even if they aren't the main guests. The full episodes and a live after-show with even more content are also available on the Bravo site.
11. Real Housewives Of New Jersey
The New Jersey installment of the Real Housewives franchise includes women who are just as outspoken as the NYC ladies. They also both have annual events that guarantee drama every single year: The RHONY cast gets into it at Dorinda's Berkshires house around Christmas time and the RHONJ women comes to blows at the Posche fashion show. Just like New York, the New Jersey ladies are actually friends outside of filming, which isn't always the case in other cities. RHONJ will be back with new episodes on Bravo every Wednesday at 9 p.m. starting October 4. In the mean time, the previous episodes are on the Bravo site, iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu.
12. Real Housewives Of New York City
Unfortunately, there will not be new RHONY episodes for a while, but there's no better way to satiate the need to watch like catching up on the old ones. Previous seasons are on the Bravo site, Amazon, iTunes, and Hulu.
It can be a struggle getting through the Real Housewives of New York City off-season, but there are plenty of TV shows to entertain the loyal viewers until the ladies return to Bravo.