Southern Charm

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Southern Charm
Southern Charm logo.jpg
GenreReality
Created by
  • Bryan Kestner
  • Whitney Sudler-Smith
Starring
Theme music composerMia Sable
Opening theme"It's Easy"
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes84 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Aaron Rothman
  • Irad Eyal
  • Whitney Sudler-Smith
  • Bryan Kestner
  • Jason Weinberg
  • Jessica Chesler
Camera setupMultiple
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Haymaker Productions
Release
Original networkBravo
Picture format
Original releaseMarch 3, 2014 –
present
External links
Website

Southern Charm is an American reality television series that debuted on March 3, 2014 on Bravo.[1][2] The series chronicles the personal and professional lives of seven socialites who reside in Charleston, South Carolina. The show focuses on the Southern culture and political history of the area, and has featured local historical places like Lewisfield Plantation and the Mikell House.[3]

The series originally focused on Craig Conover, Cameran Eubanks, Jenna King, Thomas Ravenel, Shep Rose and Whitney Sudler-Smith. The series currently focuses on Conover, Rose, Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, Austen Kroll, and Eliza Limehouse. Of the original charmers, King left after the first season, Sudler-Smith departed after the third (but continued to appear in a recurring capacity), Ravenel left after the fifth, and Eubanks confirmed her departure after season six. The remaining charmers joined in later seasons; Calhoun Dennis in the second, Kroll in the fourth, and Limehouse in the sixth. Past charmers include: Landon Clements (seasons 2-4), Chelsea Meissner (recurring season 4, main seasons 5-6), and Naomie Olindo (recurring seasons 3-5, main season 6).

On July 14, 2014, Southern Charm was renewed for a second season,[4] which premiered on March 16, 2015.[5] Jenna King did not return. The second season featured Craig Conover, Shep Rose, Cameran Eubanks, Thomas Ravenel, and Whitney Sudler-Smith all returning, with Kathryn Calhoun Dennis and Landon Clements joining the main cast.

The third season premiered on April 4, 2016. All cast members returned from the previous season. The fourth season was announced on February 16, 2017 and premiered on April 3.[6] Sudler-Smith left the main cast after season three, and was featured in a recurring capacity in following seasons. Conover, Rose, Eubanks, Ravenel, Dennis and Clements all returned for season four, with Austen Kroll being added to the main cast.

In February 2018, Bravo announced the fifth season and it premiered on April 5, 2018.[7] Clements did not return, and Chelsea Meissner was promoted to the main cast for season five. In August 2018, Ravenel announced his departure from the show after five seasons due to sexual assault allegations against him, as well as claiming that the show "took advantage of him."[8] Bravo confirmed his departure in September 2018 after Ravenel was arrested and charged with assault and battery.[9] The sixth season premiered on May 15, 2019, with Eubanks, Rose, Conover, Dennis, Kroll, and Meissner all returning, with both Naomie Olindo and Eliza Limehouse added to the main cast.[10]

Production of a seventh season was reported to be in progress, but Bravo has yet to confirm a return date. Filming of season 7 was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[11] In May 2020, it was confirmed that Cameran Eubanks, Naomie Olindo, and Chelsea Meissner would not be returning to the show for the seventh season.[12]

Cast members[edit]

Name Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6
Main cast members
Craig Conover Main
Cameran Eubanks Main
Jenna King Main Guest
Thomas Ravenel Main Guest
Whitney Sudler-Smith Main Friend
Shep Rose Main
Kathryn Calhoun Dennis Friend Main
Landon Clements Main
Austen Kroll Main
Chelsea Meissner Guest Friend Main
Eliza Limehouse Guest Friend Main
Naomie Olindo Friend Main

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110March 3, 2014 (2014-03-03)May 5, 2014 (2014-05-05)
212March 16, 2015 (2015-03-16)May 25, 2015 (2015-05-25)
314April 4, 2016 (2016-04-04)July 5, 2016 (2016-07-05)
415April 3, 2017 (2017-04-03)July 17, 2017 (2017-07-17)
517April 5, 2018 (2018-04-05)July 30, 2018 (2018-07-30)
616May 15, 2019 (2019-05-15)August 28, 2019 (2019-08-28)
7TBA () ()

Spin-offs[edit]

On October 27, 2016, Bravo ordered a spin-off series to Southern Charm, titled Southern Charm Savannah. The series follows the same premise as its predecessor series but is set in Savannah, Georgia.[13] The series is produced by Haymaker Production and Aaron Rothman, Irad Eyal, Sara Nichols, Luke Neslage and Jessica Chesler, Jason Weinberg, Bryan Kestner and Whitney Sudler-Smith serve as the series' executive producers.[14] The series premiered on May 8, 2017.[15]

In April 2017, Bravo announced it was ordering two spin-offs, Southern Charm New Orleans and RelationShep.[16] RelationShep premiered on December 4, 2017, and followed the Southern Charm cast member as he looked for love.[17] Southern Charm New Orleans premiered on April 15, 2018[18] and its second season premiered on June 2, 2019.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nededog, Jethro (January 14, 2014). "Bravo Sets Premiere Dates for New Series 'Southern Charm,' Men's Online Dating Show". The Wrap. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  2. ^ Turnage, Jeremy (January 25, 2014). "Bravo's Charleston reality series 'Southern Charm' set for March 3". WISTV. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  3. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 14, 2014). "Bravo Media Announces Premiere Dates for New Seasons of 'Flipping Out', 'The Real Housewives of New York' & More". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 14, 2014). "'Million Dollar Listing New York' Renewed for Season Four + Bravo Greenlights Three New Series". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Archived from the original on July 4, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  5. ^ Kondolojy, Amanada (January 15, 2015). "'The Real Housewives of Orange County', 'Married to Medicine' & 'Flipping Out' Renewed for New Seasons + Premiere Dates Unveiled for 'Shahs of Sunset' More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.nbcumv.com/news/bravo-media-living-highlife-low-country-%E2%80%9Csouthern-charm%E2%80%9D-season-four-premieres-monday-april-3
  7. ^ Moylan, Brian. "Southern Charm Season-Premiere Recap: Battle of the Sexless".
  8. ^ "Thomas Ravenel Quits Southern Charm amid Sexual Assault Claims, Says Show 'Took Advantage of Me'". Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Thomas Ravenel Is Out as a Southern Charm Cast Member After Arrest, Bravo Confirms". Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  10. ^ https://people.com/tv/southern-charm-season-6-trailer/
  11. ^ Hearon, Sarah. "'Southern Charm' Season 7: What We Know". usmagazine.com. US Weekly.
  12. ^ Hearon, Sarah. "Naomie Olindo Implies She and Chelsea Meissner Are Leaving 'Southern Charm' After Cameran Eubanks' Exit, Austen Kroll Weighs In". usmagazine.com. US Weekly. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  13. ^ Ge, Linda (October 27, 2016). "Bravo Renews 'Southern Charm,' 'Shahs of Sunset,' More Shows". The Wrap. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  14. ^ Lincoln, Ross (October 27, 2016). "Deadline". Bravo Renews & Expands 'Southern Charm', Sets More 'Shahs Of Sunset' & 'Million Dollar Listing New York'. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  15. ^ Mizoguchi, Karen. "Southern Charm Savannah Sneak Peek! Meet the Man Who Calls His Family the Kennedys of Savannah". People.com. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  16. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (April 27, 2017). "Bravo Greenlights Six New Shows Including Bethenny Frankel and Fredrik Eklund Series, 'Southern Charm' Spinoff". Variety.
  17. ^ "Southern Charm's Shep Rose Looks for Love in RelationShep Trailer". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  18. ^ "Southern Charm Is Heading to New Orleans: Get Your First Look at the New Series". Bravo TV Official Site. 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  19. ^ "Southern Charm New Orleans Returns This June: Get Your First Look at the Spicy New Season". Bravo TV Official Site. 2019-04-19. Retrieved 2019-09-18.

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