We all love to indulge in a little reality television now and again, especially Bravo’s Real Housewives! The most intriguing thing about these shows is watching the cast live out their luxurious lives. However, it’s common knowledge that, while the show might be deemed ‘reality’ television, there’s a lot that goes into creating and producing a show that viewers will like and the process isn’t necessarily ‘authentic.’ We did some digging around and uncovered a contract for participants on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, as well as interviews with former housewives and producers from the shows who divulged little tidbits of information about what viewers aren’t privy to on-screen and what goes down when the cameras aren’t rolling. Here’s a list of 10 things that happen behind the scenes on the set of the Real Housewives:
15. One-On-One Interviews
Former housewife from The Real Housewives of New York City, Alex McCord used to record videos divulging details about what goes on behind the scenes on the show through videos released by gossip website RumorFix. She walks through the season week by week and gives additional information as to how the episodes would have been set up behind the scenes. According to Alex, the one-on-one interviews that happen in addition to the main footage are filmed once a month throughout filming. There are also a few that will be filmed after the show starts airing so housewives have a chance to kind of redeem themselves of how they might be appearing in the final edited footage.