via press release:
THE O.C. LADIES SIT DOWN WITH BRAVO'S ANDY COHEN IN THE TWO-PART REUNION SPECIAL FOR "THE
But First, Tamra Barney Drops A Bombshell In The Season Five Finale Airing Thursday, March 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY – February 22, 2010 – The glamour girls of Orange County gather after an emotional and gut-wrenching season on a special two-part reunion for Bravo's hit docu-series "The," Wednesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The reunion will feature new interviews with Housewives Tamra Barney, Alexis Bellino, Lynne Curtin, Vicki Gunvalson and Gretchen Rossi, significant others Jim Bellino, Frank Curtin, Donn Gunvalson and Slade Smiley and a special visit by former Housewife Jeana Keough.
Hosted by Bravo's Senior Vice President of Programming Production, Andy Cohen, who also hosts Bravo's weekly live series "Watch What Happens,” the two-part special will feature new scenes updating viewers on Tamra and Simon Barney's pending divorce, and Tamra boldly addresses the situation with raw honesty and emotion. In addition, Lynne answers questions regarding the challenges she has faced with her teenage daughters throughout the season. The men also make an appearance and Slade uses the opportunity to give Vicki a piece of his mind. The two go at it in a verbal battle that has been brewing for years.
"The" continues to set double-digit ratings records in its fifth season, with new episodes Thursday nights at 10 p.m. on Bravo, leading up to the season finale on March 4 in which Tamra drops a bombshell as everyone gathers for the final party of the summer.
Season five of "The" was produced by Evolution Media, with partners Douglas Ross, Gregory Stewart and Kathleen French serving as executive producers. Series creator Scott Dunlop also returns as an executive producer.
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