Why 'Real Housewives of Dallas' Has Been Canceled

RHOD (or as the non-fans call it, The Real Housewives of Dallas) has become the first Real Housewives since Miami to be canceled, with Bravo saying there are currently no plans for D'Andra Simmons, Kameron Westcott and co to return for Season 6.

"There are currently no plans to bring The Real Housewives of Dallas back next year, and beyond that nothing official has been decided," a Bravo spokesperson said in a statement.

This makes RHOD the second show to be over for now. It follows Real Housewives of D.C., which lasted just one season in 2010. Though Miami was canceled in 2013, it was recently announced to be returning on Peacock, a route Dallas could take if there is enough of a fan campaign to bring it back.

Why RHOD is going on indefinite hiatus

As with most TV cancelations, low ratings seem to be to blame here, with the show the least-viewed of all the Bravo Real Housewives franchises.

However, things went from bad to worse with the recent Season 5 premiere. The series kicked of with around 337,000 viewers—around half of the viewers it got on the season premiere previous to that. Though the show was able to improve figures over the season, it still ended at 578,000, its lowest-rated finale yet.

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The cast of "Real Housewives of Dallas." Bravo

Compare that to franchise high-fliers like Real Housewives of Atlanta (which brought in 1.42 million viewers in its Season 13 premiere) and New York (1.35 million). Both have quadruple the audience than Dallas. The show had already been the lowest-rated of the franchise before that, so that huge dip in viewers was a death knell.

This massive slash in viewers came after the departure of original RHOD cast member LeeAnne Locken, who left in Season 4.

The most recent season also caused a racism row after numerous Housewives' families made racially insensitive remarks after cast member Tiffany Moon wrote on Instagram, "​it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist."

This led Kameron Westcott's husband Court to accuse Moon of "open vile racism." The debates become so heated that Bravo's team had to step in, writing on their official Instagram, "Bravo strongly supports the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

"Anti-Racism is, in fact, not a form of racism and the network stands by Dr. Tiffany Moon and her advocacy against racism and violence."

This Dallas news came around the same time that details of the next Real Housewives show were announced. The Real Housewives All-Stars is set for Peacock, with cast members from across the franchise heading on vacation together. The first season features cast members from across the three most successful Real Housewives shows: Atlanta, New York City and New Jersey. In August 2021, a new group for Season 2 was announced, featuring cast members of Beverley Hills, Orange County, New York City and Atlanta.

Season 1 will feature Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and Kyle Richards, while Season 2 stars Dorinda Medley, Jill Zarin, Brandi Glanville, Phaedra Parks, Taylor Armstrong, Eva Marcille Sterling and Vicki Gunvalson.