By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Sep 17, 2009 at 1:00 PM

A new reality series is scouting Milwaukee and filming a pilot that could become a show similar to the Bravo TV series "The Real Housewives."

"We are exploring a show that would involve Milwaukee housewives and working on the possibility of a concept that would be based in Milwaukee," said executive producer Daphane Herrick of IKM Productions.  

Herrick's partner, Patrick Moses, was the original executive producer of the hit reality franchise on Bravo TV that is currently airing season two of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." The show airs Thursday evenings.

Rumors about this new reality series began to surface several weeks ago, and many have recently seen crews in Downtown Milwaukee and in the Historic Third Ward.

Bravo TV crews are in Washington, D.C. filming another version of "Real Housewives" and a new season of "The Real Housewives of New York City" began filming this week as well.  The franchise began in 2006 in Orange County and has since done versions (as previously mentioned) in New York, Atlanta and New Jersey. The series follows the lives of upper class housewives and professional women and their careers, friendships, families and feuds.

This Milwaukee show, though, will not be associated with the Bravo series.  "The idea we are exploring involves housewives in Milwaukee," said Herrick, a Milwaukee resident.  "We are casting and interviewing right now." 

As with all television pilots, there's no guarantee that this one will be picked up as a full series.  But, Milwaukee locations have been already been filmed and according to several area women are being considered for this possible Milwaukee reality show. Herrick confirmed this saying, "We've met a lot of great women."  

Stay tuned as we get more details.


Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.