Bravo has renewed Real Housewives of Miami, the seventh installment of the network's franchise, for a second season, with production set to begin this month.
This time, Bravo has replaced the original production company MCfilmworks with Purveyors of Pop, the production company behind several of the Housewives series, including the more successful Atlanta, New York City and New Jersey versions. Cast members returning for the second season are Marysol Patton, Lea Black and Audriana de Moura. Matt Anderson and Nate Green serve as executive producers.
The first season's seven episodes, which premiered Feb. 2011, averaged only 1.09 million viewers. By comparison, Real Housewives of Atlanta -- which set records as Bravo's most-watched season premiere when it returned in November -- is currently averaging 3.12 million viewers in its third season, more than double what Miami drew in its rookie run.
The Miami edition was first conceived as Miami Social, a relaunch of Bravo's short-lived Miami Social Club, which aired six episodes in summer 2009. The show was later repackaged as another installment of the Housewives franchise.