Bridezillas is currently in its 11th season and airs Fridays at 10pm on WE tv. The reality series follows the lives of women engaged to be married, and how their impending nuptials cause them to, well, unravel a bit.
If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch WE TV live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
DirecTV Now: WE TV is included in all four channel packages. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial no matter what channel bundle you choose, and you can then watch WE TV live on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app.
Sling TV: WE TV is included in the “Sling Orange” plus “Lifestyle Extra” bundle, or the “Sling Blue” plus “Lifestyle Extra” bundle. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of either, and you can then watch WE TV live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app
In addition to being able to watch WE TV live via the above streaming services, you can also watch on your computer via WETV.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the WE TV app. You’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can use your DirecTV Now credentials to do that (Sling TV still isn’t listed as a TV provider on the WE TV website).
Bridezillas debuted on June 1, 2004. Each episode of the show features two brides-to-be, and viewers watch as their weddings come together. Or, in some cases, unravel.
An article in The List features an interview with Porsha from season 8 of the show and Melissa from season 7. While some brides had their applications sent in for them, others filled them out themselves. Porsha shared with the outlet that her mom and sisters signed her up, while Melissa’s husband sent her application in “as a joke”. Both women’s episodes were successful, leading to them being part of Marriage Boot Camp. For that, Porsha says, they had to undergo psychological testing.
A few girls from the show have come forward, saying their portrayal on Bridezillas was misleading. According to The List, Julia Swinton-Williamson sued the producers for misleading her about the “nature of the show.” In 2004, Swinton-Williamson’s $136 million lawsuit was thrown out. Speaking to The List, Porsha shared that she is friends with may former Bridezillas who say they are not happy with their portrayal on the show.
“Porsha said she knew the show was going to make her look crazy — as part of her contract, she was required to watch all previous episodes of the show. But she said she didn’t care, because Bridezillas are meant to be controlling and demanding. She claims she was pretty happy about her episode and said she was the highest rated Zilla.”
Melissa also enjoyed her episode, saying that she thought it was “funny.” She added that she didn’t view the show as a way to demean brides, but rather as a way to show how hectic their lives can be leading up to the show.