Renewal Info, Potential Release Date & Everything We Know

The Real Housewives Of Potomac season 8 has been making news as many have been wondering when it will return. When RHOP season 7 ended in March 2023, viewers were ready for another installment immediately, hoping to see more of the cast as soon as possible. Since the series began in 2016, RHOP‘s cast has had four of the same members: Gizelle Bryant, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, and Karen Huger. With RHOP season 7 also including Candiace Dillard-Basset, Wendy Osefo, and Mia Thornton, the cast has been a dynamic part of keeping the series around. As it’s primarily been the same for many years, following RHOP long-term has been fascinating.


Real Housewives Of Potomac has been a controversial series for the Real Housewives franchise. RHOP was the franchises second attempt to create a Real Housewives series in the DC metro area, the first being the failed Real Housewives Of Washington D.C.. Though many were skeptical of RHOP in its first few seasons, the series gained traction as it moved into its later seasons and continued to tell complex, interesting stories. Keeping track of the same group of women for so many years, each with new drama season after season, is what keeps the series interesting. With RHOP season 8 already in production, things have been moving quickly for the cast.

RHOP Season 8 News

Wendy and Eddie Osefo from RHOP

As of June 2023, RHOP has been filming for roughly two months. Production seemed to begin in early April 2023, when cast members were spotted filming in public spaces around Potomac, including a brand-new cast member. After RHOP season 7 ended, it was suspected that there may be some casting changes on the series due to some of the drama that had gone down over the course of the year. It appears that the series, however, is largely unchanged and still filming as of mid June 2023.

Is RHOP Season 8 Confirmed?

Real Housewives Of Potomac season 8 was confirmed, though not formally by Bravo. As RHOP season 7 ended, it was questionable whether or not another season would air. Though RHOP has been a success for Bravo, it hasn’t been one of its most successful series in the franchise. After years of being built up, Real Housewives Of Potomac has been recognized for its serious drama, especially after the most recent installment. RHOP season 8 was confirmed when it was noticed that the newest season was being filmed publicly with OG cast member Ashley.

RHOP Season 8’s Potential Release Date

Candiace Dillard Bassett on The Real Housewives of Potomac RHOP

While there has not been a formal release date for RHOP season 8, the potential release date can be judged by past seasons of the series. Early on, Real Housewives Of Potomac typically aired early on in the year. For the first four seasons, the show was released between January and May, but after RHOP season 4, things changed for the release schedule. RHOP season 5 aired in August, while season 6 aired in July and season 7 aired in October. Judging by the sporadic schedule, it is possible that Real Housewives Of Potomac season 8 will premiere in fall 2023, likely around September or October.

RHOP Season 8 Potential Cast

Nneka Ihim RHOP

It seems that the Real Housewives Of Potomac will be keeping the same main cast, asking back Gizelle, Ashley, Robyn, Karen, Candiace, Wendy, and Mia. With the main cast staying the same from RHOP season 7 to RHOP season 8, things will be shaken up a bit with the apparent addition of a new cast member. Nneka Ihim seems to be joining the cast of RHOP season 8 as a brand-new full-time housewife. Nneka is a licensed attorney who is originally from Boston, and is well-known around Potomac for her appearances on CNN and her lavish, luxurious lifestyle.

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