There have been plenty to choose from, including wives of athletes (VH1's "Basketball Wives" and "Football Wives"), wives in different cities (Bravo's "Real Housewives"), the spouses of a polygamist (TLC's "Sister Wives") and even the wives of rock stars (E! But with so many variations, have we reached a saturation point of celebrating those whose claim to fame is being wives, mothers, significant others or sometimes just friends of those women?Does the cancellation of the Washington franchise of "Real Housewives" and the less than spectacular ratings for the Miami show signal a waning interest in the catfights, broken alliances and trash talking of these shows? "Housewives are a part of pop culture," said Lori Koff, a writer who runs the blog "The Real Housewives Are Nuts." "The world is full of housewives and girlfriends and we all go through the same emotions." That sense that viewers may see a little of themselves in the shows is not a new concept, but is one that may be growing in importance as reality personalities rival actors and actresses for fans. The day after Christmas, Natalie buzzes me in and tells me to ride the elevator to the third floor, where she rooms with her young son, Nunzio, and her 86-year-old grandfather, Nunzio, the patriarch of the funeral parlor. Her family has owned it forever, and until recently she was full-time there, doing hair for corpses.Even when their circumstances are exaggerated, the shows can still find success.
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