With their new reality series, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills E! may be hoping to reach a new demographic, with what is essentially a Real Housewives show staring real children of Housewives' peers. If the show takes off, don't be surprised if Rich Kids of New York and other spin-offs premiere next year.
Reportedly inspired by a popular Tumblr page, "Rich Kids of Instagram" (#richkidsofinstagram), where casting directors--and the rest of us--first encountered Dorothy Wang and were introduced to the lavish lives of Wang and other spoiled rich kids.
Now E! has created a reality show around Wang, her best friend Morgan Stewart, Stewart's boyfriend Brendan Fitzpatrick, and several other pals. Along with the five regular cast members, other Rich Kids, including Magic Johnson's son E.J., will reportedly make appearances during the eight-episode season.
Rich Kids of Beverly Hills premieres on E!, Sunday, January 19th at 10PM.
Meet the cast of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills here.
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