Before there was The Real Housewives, there was Desperate Housewives. While The Real Housewives of Orange County premiered in 2006, Desperate Housewives premiered in 2004. Of course, although both shows have "Housewives" in the title, Desperate Housewives was scripted, while RHOC is a reality TV show.
When Eva Longoria, who starred on Desperate Housewives, appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Andy Cohen asked her just what she thought of the first ever Real Housewives franchise, RHOC, premiering while Desperate Housewives was still on the air.
"We were working so much it was outside of our noise... I do remember becoming addicted to The Real Housewives. I was like, oh that stuff's good."
Understandable, of course. If you're similarly addicted to RHOC, catch it every Tuesday at 9/8c. Preview, below.