Well, it looks like we have yet another new reality TV series hit, based on the uber-successful Wives franchise, although not from that family of shows.
It was in November when it Bravo TV announced that it had ordered 2 new Atlanta-set reality TV series - one of them being Married to Medicine.
Although it may as well have been called Doctor Wives, or The Real Housewives Of Atlanta Doctors.
Here's how Bravo describes it:
"Married to Medicine" follows a group of successful and educated women, including doctors and wives of doctors, who are connected to the world of medicine in Atlanta. Whether delivering babies in Louboutins or rushing off to galas in Buckhead, these women do everything with style, drama, and of course, southern flair. Produced by FremantleMedia North America and developed by Purveyors of Pop with Matt Anderson, Nate Green and Maty Buss serving as Executive Producers.
And if the trailer I posted in February was any indication, apparently ratchetness has no borders. "Educated and successful" doctors aren't immune. They're just as loud, obnoxious, materialistic, superficial, and are prone to physical fights involving weave pulling, and the like.
The new series debuted last night, Sunday, March 24, at 9pm on Bravo.
Did any of you watch?
According the Bravo's press release below, almost 2 million of you watched it, making it the network's highest-rated series premiere since 2010, and was also the most-watched non-spinoff series premiere in network history!
So, if you were one of those 2 million people, your thoughts on what you saw? More of the same garbage, or does this one actually differentiate itself in some way?
THE DOCTOR IS IN AS BRAVO MEDIA'S "MARRIED TO MEDICINE" SCORES NEARLY 2 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS AND OVER 1 MILLION A18-49
Most-Watched Non-Spinoff Series Premiere In Network History
NEW YORK - March 25, 2013 - Last night's episode of Bravo Media's new docu-series "Married to Medicine" earned 1.9 million total viewers and 1.2 million A18-49, according to Nielsen. This marked the network's highest-rated series premiere since "Bethenny Getting Married?" (6/10/10) and was also the most-watched non-spinoff series premiere in network history.
Tune in to next week's episode of "Married to Medicine" on Sunday, March 31 at 9PM ET/PT when Mariah tries to make things right with the ladies after her disastrous birthday party. Sparks fly when Quad goes on the attack. When Kari fights back by disinviting Quad to an upcoming event she and Mariah are throwing, she not only ruffles Quad's feather, but she stings the queen bee herself. Meanwhile, Simone's patient deals with some potentially devastating news. For a sneak peek, go to: http://www.bravotv.com/married-to-medicine/season-1/videos/whos-a-medical-mistress
Produced by FremantleMedia North America and developed by Purveyors of Pop with Matt Anderson, Nate Green and Maty Buss serving as Executive Producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS data. Highest rated series premiere stat based on P18-49 and total viewers.