Bravo has ordered the latest spinoff of its Real Housewives franchise, this time putting the spotlight on women from the nation's capital.
The network has also given the go-ahead to a sophomore season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the top Nielsen producer of the franchise.
Production is underway on both series and they are slated to air in 2010.
The New Jersey version became the highest-rated of the Real Housewives franchise in all the key demos, averaging 2.55 million viewers, including 1.91 million of the advertiser-coveted adults 18-to-49 set.
The Real Housewives of DC is produced by Half Yard Productions LLC for Bravo. Abby Greensfelder, Sean Gallagher and Rich Calderone will serve as executive producers.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is produced by Sirens Media, LLC for Bravo. Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton and Lenid Rolov serve as executive producers.