'Real Housewives of Vancouver' Shakes Up Second Season Cast


TORONTO - Reiko MacKenzie and Christina Kiesel are out and Robin Reichman, Ioulia Reynolds and Amanda Hansen are in for the second season of Real Housewives of Vancouver.

The local spin-off of Bravo's global franchise from Lark Productions plans a February 5 second season debut on Slice.

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Reichman is pitched as a “southern belle” living high after a recent divorce settlement, sex addict Hansen is also a recovering alcoholic, and Russian-born Reynolds has her hands full with four children from her older husband’s first marriage.

The new trio join returning wives Jody Claman, Mary Zilba and Ronnie Negus.

Slice had its biggest-ever audience for the first season of Real Housewives of Vancouver.

That followed Slice airing all of the U.S. Real Housewives franchises on its schedule.

“Adding three new wives to our existing roster of fabulous stars is going to turn the series on its head, tripling the potential for new relationships, drama and spectacle,” Barbara Williams, senior vp of content at Slice-parent Shaw Media said in a statement Monday.

Slice will also shortly air the first season of Big Brother Canada after the U.S.-based Big Brother series has long aired on Shaw Media's Global Television channel.

The deal for a Canadian franchise came to Vancouver-based Lark Productions through a first-look deal with NBCUniversal International.

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