Camille Grammer, Kim Richards Highlight New "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

Cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (Bravo)
Cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (Bravo)

NEW YORK (CBS) The "Real Housewives" franchise premiered in the land of Botox and paparazzi stake-outs in an hour-long episode on the Bravo network Thursday night.

The drama on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" was overshadowed  before it began by  recent  events surrounding  Kelsey Grammer's soon ti be ex-wife Camille Grammer and the unexpected miscarriage of Grammar's mistress, English flight attendant Kayte Walsh.

Domestic goddesses in the new series also include Kim Richards and her sister  Kyle Richards,  both child stars; Lisa Vanderpump; Adrienne Maloof; and Taylor Armstrong.

First episode in, Adrienne invited the housewives to see the Kings play the Lakers and co-dependency issues arise.  Will things get juicier as the series progresses?