After hitting the airwaves with one of the biggest first season openings Slice Canada had ever seen, reality TV show, "The Real Housewives of Vancouver" will not be returning for a third season this fall.
The announcement that the series - which follows the glamorous lifestyles of a group of super-rich Vancouverites - was being put on hiatus was made by Barbara Williams, senior vice-president of content for Shaw Media during the company's annual Upfront presentation.
No one at Shaw was available to take questions from Huffington Post on the decision, instead Slice sent the following statement by Williams via email:
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. Slice will remain the exclusive home of The Real Housewives franchise and it continues to be an important part of our schedule.
A spinoff from Bravo's very successful U.S. "Real Housewives" franchises, RHOV is just one of a slew of international imitations.
"The Real Housewives of Vancouver spend more time outdoors and are slightly more polite than their American counterparts," the New Yorks Times wrote.
The paper was less impressed with the Vancouver group when they compared them to their counterparts in Greece and Israel, however:
"The Canadian housewives, like their counterparts across the border, drink rosé at lunch out of goblets the size of goldfish bowls and down vodka shooters at a private fashion show. In the Old World, wine is still part of a meal, not a party drug."
Earlier on HuffPost:
Mary Zilba's Birthday
Where Mary goes, drama follows, forcing insult after insult out of Jody Claman without doing anything. Mary got her back when she premiered her music video to dozens of adoring fans on her birthday, while most of the other housewives were mired in a mass of shit-talking at a dinner Jody organized at the same time.
Amanda Hansen's Nip Slip
"Class" isn't a word that describes Amanda Hansen. The alcoholic sub-villainness wore a VERY revealing dress at a backyard party in Toronto that had everyone distracted, including the party's married host. Her right breast slipped out of the dress at an inopportune moment, but she hardly seemed bothered by it. In fact, she enjoyed it even more than we did.
Ronnie Negus' Meltdown
Episode 9 saw semi-alcoholic Ronnie Negus (and "semi" is just being charitable) fall completely off the wagon on her birthday. It all started when the housewives were talking about the poor selection of vodka at a restaurant, and blunt Texan Robin said the taste doesn't matter to alcoholics. That set Ronnie off on a profane rant, pointing at Robin and threatening her before the rest of the housewives calmed her down.
Jody Claman's Meltdown
Mental breakdowns were <em>de rigeur</em> this season. Jody Claman, the meatball of hate, sent a fountain of vile just pulsing out of her at a tea party, calling Mary Zilba a "whore" and a terrible person. It was a rare instance where Mary didn't look like the idiot when she fought back.
Ioulia Reynolds' Art Party
None of the housewives know how to have a good time like Ioulia does. She invited the ladies to her condo for an "art party" where they drew a buff young man who wore nothing but a tube sock. Jody smacked her lips as she drew the man, probably because she's never gotten naked with a man as beautiful as he was.
Robin Sings The National Anthem
Earplugs were necessary anytime the blunt Texan Robin Reichman sang "The Star-Spangled Banner." Mary encouraged her BFF to audition to sing the U.S. national anthem at a grand prix showjumping event and a sense of dread mounted every time you heard Robin sing. She sounded less like a singer than a squealing donkey every time she hit that "And the rocket's red glare" line.