Real Housewives of Orange County Returns with Its O.G. on the Bench

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  • The Real Housewives of Orange County' Vicki Gunvalson isn't in the official cast this season.  (Photo: Bravo)
    The Real Housewives of Orange County' Vicki Gunvalson isn't in the official cast this season. (Photo: Bravo)

    The Real Housewives of Orange County returns, and for the first time ever, the opening credits won't include a greeting from Vicki Gunvalson. That's right, with the addition of Braunwyn Windham-Burke, the O.G. from O.C. has been bumped down to "friend of the housewives" status. Of course, if you've watched the Housewives before, you know that friends of the housewives can still get plenty of time on camera. Just look at the way Camille Grammer dominated the most recent Beverly Hills reunion. Barbara was a weirdly pivotal figure on New York this season. And Marlo is more legendary than half of the actual Atlanta housewives. Point is, don't underestimate Vicki. She could end up cutting the new girl.

    SEASON PREMIERE: Just in time to close out the summer, The Real Housewives of Orange County is back for Season 14. With Vicki out of the main cast, veterans Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, and Kelly Dodd are left to pick up the slack. Of course, Vicki will surely have some things to say as the wives welcome the newbie. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo

    SEASON FINALE: The sixth season finale of the sci-fi series The 100 airs tonight. As Sanctum becomes a battleground between the devout and the non-believers, the mystery of the anomaly deepens. Fans shouldn't fear a cliffhanger in this season finale, however, as The CW has already renewed the show for a seventh season. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    SEASON PREMIERE: The 14th season of HBO's Hard Knocks makes its summer premiere, just in time to follow another NFL team through the rigors of training camp. Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders will follow a team in transition (literally, this is their last season in Oakland before they move to Las Vegas). Head coach Jon Gruden is under fire to prove himself after a rocky first season back with the team. High-profile free-agent acquisition Antonio Brown looks to light up the field as wide receiver, as he and QB Derek Carr use training camp to try to hone their work on the field. HBO's series reacts in real time to the unfolding drama in camp, as the team must eventually cut roster spots before the season can begin. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    SERIES RETURN: The first season of USA's reality series Miz & Mrs. kicks off its summer run. The show follows WWE superstars Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and his wife Maryse as they try to balance pro wrestling with family life in Austin, Texas. In tonight's episode, Mike struggles with his new babyface (i.e. "good guy") role on WWE, while Maryse wants him to be a better listener. 10:00 PM ET on USA


    • Flipping Exes is the new Bravo series in which exes Nina and Michael stay in business together to flip houses in Carmel, Indiana. 10:00 PM ET on Bravo
    • Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation is the American Experience's 50th anniversary celebration of the legendary rock festival. 9:00 PM ET on PBS
    • Code of the Wild follows adventurer brothers Chris and Casey Keefer as they seek the truth behind baffling mysteries. The first episode delves into a search for the famous lost city of El Dorado. 10:00 PM ET on Travel

    Joe Reid is the Managing Editor at Primetimer and co-host of the This Had Oscar Buzz podcast. His work has appeared in Decider, NPR, HuffPost, The Atlantic, Slate, Polygon, Vanity Fair, The Herald Sun, Vulture, The A.V. Club and more.

    TOPICS: The Real Housewives of Orange County, Bravo, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Vicki Gunvalson, The Real Housewives Franchise