Made in Chelsea (abbreviated as MIC) is a BAFTA award-winning, 'scripted reality' television series broadcast by E4 in the United Kingdom and on Style in the United States. Made in Chelsea is mostly shot in the West London areas of Belgravia, Kings Road, and Knightsbridge as well as occasionally other locations such as Dubai, Finland, Marrakech, Paris, Cannes, Chamonix, Verbier, Amsterdam, Saint-Tropez, Barcelona, South Africa and New York.
The show was renewed for a 10-episode second series as part of E4's decision to stop airing Friends and filming began on 29 July 2011. The second series premiered on Monday 19 September 2011 and was followed by a reunion episode presented by Rick Edwards, and a 90-minute Christmas Special, which aired on 22 December 2011.
A 10-episode third series was confirmed on 21 November 2011 and began airing on 2 April 2012. This was the last series to feature long-serving cast member Hugo Taylor. The fourth series began on 15 October 2012, with five new cast members including Andy Jordan, Sam Cussins, Stevie Johnson and Lucy Watson. Later on, it was confirmed two other cast members were joining the show for the fourth series—Sophia Sassoon, the ex-girlfriend of current cast member Spencer, and 21-year-old Ianthe Rose Cochrane-Stack, Richard's new girlfriend. Series 4 was followed by a Christmas special which aired on 24 December 2012.
Series 5 began on 8 April 2013. Four new cast members joined the show: sisters Fran and Olivia Newman-Young, Phoebe-Lettice Thompson and her on/off boyfriend Josh Coombs. Filming for the sixth series of the show began in late July 2013, with cast member Jamie Laing revealing the first day of filming on 25 July 2013. Ollie Locke and Millie Mackintosh, two of the longest serving cast members, both departed at the end of series 5. The last day of filming was revealed as 16 November 2013, through cast member Lucy Watson. The sixth series began on 14 October 2013 as well as a third Christmas special on 23 December 2013.
On 8 October 2013, it was announced that three more series of the show had been commissioned by E4. This means the show will continue broadcasting until the end of 2014, at the very least.
On 18 March 2014, it was announced that a new six-part series based in New York would be filmed. It will air this summer.