Real Housewives of New York: Overview

The Real Housewives of New York City features several confident women, who change clothes, attitudes, husbands and hairdos throughout the seasons.

The featured ladies over time have included entrepreneur and one-time talk-show host Bethenny Frankel, part-time socialite and full-time mother Aviva Drescher, best-selling author and journalist Carole Radziwill, savvy businesswoman Heather Thomson, entrepreneur Ramona Singer, sassy single mother Sonja Morgan and model Kristen Taekman.

The show was initially titled Manhattan Moms. The first season premiered on March 4, 2008, and starred Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin.