It's been rumored for years -- years. And it's OK if it somehow missed you.
But if you've been anxiously awaiting a Real Housewives of Dallas, then today is your lucky day. Because today's the day Bravo made it official in a short note at the bottom of a longer heads-up concerning the pending debut of The Real Housewives of Potomac (??), which is coming in January. Says Bravo, which ran out of room but not cliches at the bottom of Wednesday's announcement: The Dallas offering "will certainly confirm that everything -- including the drama -- is bigger in Texas."
We don't know who's in it. And we don't know when it's airing. And The Google Machine reveals this isn't exactly breaking news.
US Weekly ran an item last week that scream-asked "Is Dallas the Next Real Housewives City? Exciting New Details!" E! had the same thing. And apparently it's already done: Turns out, this may be the previously announced Ladies of Dallas, which filmed over the spring (with LeeAnn Locken, per Bravo's biggest hate-watching fan) and might merely have been a working title intended to obscure what it really was.
Folks around town who do know what's what say details have been locked down by non-disclosure agreements; hence the reason we don't know nothin' 'bout nothin' at this point. All we do know is what Housewives franchise owner Andy Cohen said last week on SiriusXM, when he tipped that a new Housewives is coming "sooner than you think."
Here's what Bravo said about Ladies of Dallas back in March:
"From glamorous galas to scintillating scandals, and supersized spending habits, life in the elite tier of the Dallas social scene is hard to crack, and even harder to maintain. Whether driven by vanity, personal validation, or career advancement, these Lone Star ladies all share the same goal- to climb the social ladder and stay on top."
Sounds subtle. Profound.
I look forward to the endless sea of promos during Top Chef. Don't judge.