"Our viewers really warmed up to these characters and their daily dramas in the first season, and there's a real thirst to find out what they'll do next," Bravo executive Frances Berwick said in a statement. "The immense growth Bravo has seen with the success of the Atlanta and Orange County franchises only adds to the upward momentum this series will hopefully see."
In tonight's second season premiere called There's a New Girl in Town, viewers will be introduced to new cast member Kelly Killoren Bensimon, who will join original cast members Alex McCord, Bethenny Frankel, Jill Zarin, Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer as they give viewers a personal glimpse of the New York social scene while they juggle motherhood and their demanding careers. The drama kicks off as Jill's interview with the New York Post puts her in hot water while Bethenny spends the summer with Jill at her Hamptons estate and LuAnn introduces Kelly to the other ladies.
Throughout the new season of The Real Housewives of New York City, Alex and devoted husband Simon will work on a major home renovation project, which is the next step to what will help them complete their dream Brooklyn home. At the same time, newly single Bethenny is taking the Hamptons and Manhattan by storm, managing her career as a natural food chef and diving into the dating scene. Jill, on the other hand, will help her friend Christina with a major charity event, "People Reaching Out," and will focus on the renovations of her entire Upper East Side apartment. Like the other ladies, Luann is busy as well, pursuing her career as a writer by working on a book called Class with the Countess, which will be released in April. As for Ramona, she continues running her business R.M.S. Fashions, as well as her successful line of jewelry.
Following the season opener, fans can get to know these ladies even more when The Real Housewives of New York City moves to its regular timeslot every Tuesday at 10pm on Bravo, beginning February 24.