How to watch Real Housewives of Potomac season 5 online

Watch the Real Housewives of Potomac season 5 online
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Real Housewives of Potomac season 5 start time, channel

Real Housewives of Potomac's season premiere episode starts at 9 p.m. ET tonight (Sunday, August 2) on Bravo.

We're ready to watch Real Housewives of Potomac season 5 online, as all the juicy new drama is about to hit our screens when the Bravo TV series' latest run debuts tonight. The Real Housewives of Potomac cast are back — and there's a new wife joining them this time. 

Season 5 will feature Gizelle Bryant, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Karen Huger, Monique Samuels, Candiace Dillard Bassett and newcomer Wendy Osefo, a a Nigerian-American political commentator. RHOP is the eighth Real Housewives show and the second, after Atlanta, to star mostly Black women.

Potomac was originally set to premiere in May, but due to the pandemic, Bravo decided to hold off to make sure it had enough programming in August. 

“I'm not even bragging,” said Candiace said recently. "Everyone has been, like, drooling with bated breath waiting for this premiere.”

And Karen teased to E! News, "But you get to see all of us: seven dynamic women who are intelligent, ambitious. Just strong women with sass, class and drama. We bring it all this season. RHOP is a five-year veteran now. I think we know how to bring our honesty, our truth with the sass and the class, so It's going to be powerful. It's fire. It's fire this season."

As for the new cast member, Karen had this to say about Wendy: "Wendy is a dynamic individual. I think you guys are gonna love her and take her as she comes. She's intelligent, she's a professor. She's funny too, and just as with getting to know anyone you're going to have challenges here and there but overall, Wendy was a hoot."

Here's everything you need to know about how to watch Real Housewives of Potomac season 5. Plus, check out the first look preview trailer below:

How to watch Real Housewives of Potomac season 5 online anywhere, with a VPN

Just because Bravo isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch Real Housewives of Potomac season 5 if you're away from home. Watching RHOP's new season along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy with the right VPN (virtual private network). You can stream the show from wherever you go.

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How to watch Real Housewives of Potomac season 5 in the US

American Housewives fans can watch the Real Housewives of Potomac season 5 premiere episode at 9 p.m. ET today (Sunday, August 2) on Bravo if they have a cable package. If you have a cable login, you can also watch it on demand or online at

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch RHOP live on several live TV streaming services, including Sling TV, Hulu With Live TV, Fubo TV and AT&T TV Now.

Of these options, we recommend Sling TV, which is $30 a month and offers more than 50 channels, including Bravo.

Sling TV

Right now, you can sign up for Sling TV and get a free, 3-day trial. The Sling Blue package costs $30 and come with over 50 top channels including Bravo, AMC, CNN, Comedy Central, Food Network, HGTV, Lifetime, Syfy and USA.

How to watch Real Housewives of Potomac season 5 in Canada

Canadian fans of Real Housewives of Potomac season 5 can tune into season 5 at the same time and day as their neighbors, Sundays at 9 p.m. on Slice.

How to watch Real Housewives of Potomac season 5 in the UK

UK viewers should be able to watch Real Housewives of Potomac season 5 online at Hayu the day after it airs in the U.S. Hayu is a streaming service that costs £4.99 per month (after a one-month free trial). Hayu also streams other Real Housewives shows, including RHOBH.

Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.