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Real Housewives hiatus a loss for Vancouver 0

Jeremy Nuttall

By Jeremy Nuttall, 24 hours Vancouver

The Real Housewives of Vancouver is promoted as a potent mix of fights and jealousy, but some cast members worry about how all this will affect their own children.

The Real Housewives of Vancouver is promoted as a potent mix of fights and jealousy, but some cast members worry about how all this will affect their own children.

The cast of The Real Housewives of Vancouver could be headed for yet another divorce — this time from its viewers. The program was put on hold by its producers, with the city losing some free advertising in the process.

There is no word yet on what the final plans are for the Vancouver arm of the franchise, which also has shows based in Miami, Orange County, New York and Atlanta.

Shaw media, which produces the show that runs on Slice TV, has been ambiguous about the hiatus and only released a small statement regarding the program’s fate.

“After two successful seasons of The Real Housewives of Vancouver, Shaw Media will be putting production of a third season on hold while we sample new programming on Slice,” read the statement. “Slice will remain the exclusive home of the Real Housewives franchise and it continues to be an important part of our schedule.”

Vancouver city councillor Kerry Jang said the show’s hiatus is a loss for the city in terms of the free advertising garnered from it, adding the show’s stars help out the local economy.

“They did spend a lot of money in the city of Vancouver and I’m grateful for it,” said Jang. “I hope even with the show off they continue to spend a lot of money in our restaurants, bars and pubs.”

Jang said the three episodes of the show he saw actually encouraged him to re-explore parts of the city he hadn’t been to in years.

“I’m saddened that the free advertising would be gone,” he said. “But, I guess the girls in Vancouver just weren’t as racy and wild as the ones in Miami or Orange County.”

 

 

 

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