Mark your calendars Housewives fans! October is going to be a big month. Staring Oct. 4, Logo will bring The A-List: New York into our lives, a show the LGBT network describes as "Real Housewives, with balls." You can think of it as: The Gay Real Housewives. Then on Oct. 14, the rich and wannabe famous who call 90210 home will premiere on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Feeling Housewives fatigue? Here are five reasons to suck it up, and one reason why we should probably try our hardest to back away from the TV.
- New lingo: Based on the promo, the stars of The A-list love to say things like "power gays" and "taste makers," and we'll have to find a way to turn Beverly Hills housewife Lisa VanderPump's last name into some sort of verb.
- Equal opportunity: Now gay people can relate to normal people from New Jersey who hold their heads down in shame as reality TV perpetuates the worst stereotypes about them.
- It's like time travel: Two of Paris Hilton's aunts star on the Beverly Hills version, so if you ever wanted to know what lies ahead for Paris after her youth subsides, they offer some insight. Paris bears a striking resemblance to her aunt Kim, especially.
- There are actual rich people: While past Housewives may have ruined the fairy tale by filing for bankruptcy, we have some bona fide wealthy people on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. There's Kelsey Grammer's soon-to-be-ex-wife Camille, and a member of the "Maloof Family dynasty," which owns the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, among other things.
- More snobby mottos: Sayings we can add to The Countess's "Money can't by you class" include: "The A-list doesn't have to do with money, it has to do with access." And, "If you don't have a pot to piss in, you probably shouldn't be there." Whatever that means!
And one reason to change the channel: More of the same. If you've had your fill of people sporting fillers, Botox, and spray tans running around getting in nonsensical fights, trash-talking each other, and spouting off self-aggrandizing statements, both versions fail to offer something more.
Check out The A-List promo above, and to see the Beverly Hills preview, read more.