When 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 6 Starts In Late 2015 The Cast Might Look Very Different
Bravo took a huge chance on the fifth season of The Real Housewives, changing up the cast and filming as their relationships were repaired and then re-disintegrated in front of the camera, all leading up to the finale and three-part reunion, which Andy Cohen has already described as "super dramatic" and "emotional" during an Ask Andy video. And Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills should be almost a year away, since the show airs every year starting in the late fall. It usually seems like RHOBH seasons take place over late summer into the early winter, while airing from the holidays through the beginning of spring (or a little earlier, like this year). It can't come soon enough, because also according to Andy's statements, there's some kind of "smoking gun" revealed in the reunion that we'll be left wondering about for almost an entire year.
Because of how volatile things have gotten over the past year, and some other, unforeseen circumstances like Yolanda's illness, we might wind up looking at another big cast shift between Season 5 and Season 6. Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump both seem like locks to return, which makes sense — they've staked their whole careers on Bravo. But everyone else? Nothing is confirmed yet, and probably won't until filming starts later this year.
She hasn't confirmed anything one way or another, and she's avoided the drama so much that she might end up being totally ignored and left without a spot.
Yolanda is unlikely to return, since she's experiencing a serious setback in her recovery from Lyme Disease, and recently said she was now unable to read and write because of the sickness. Not sure why exactly that happened, but it sounds pretty serious, and it doesn't seem like she'll be recovered enough to shoot Season 6. Plus, she's been flirting with the idea of leaving the show for the past few seasons.
Brandi insisted via Twitter that she hasn't made any decisions about whether or not she's returning for Season 6 or the show, but she absolutely is stoking the flames, suggesting that she probably will leave the show... but she loves keeping fans in the dark. If there's outrage at the idea of her leaving, that could be enough to prompt Bravo into giving her a spinoff.
While Kim's sobriety seemed like it was in jeopardy when she admitted she had taken a prescription painkiller, it seems like she's been able to recapture some control over her addiction problems and is back to recovery.
Rinna has already said that she doesn't want to deal with Kim Richards anymore. But she's hoping that Kim is the one kicked off of the show, and has said that she's excited to return for Season 6, and hopes that fans will start to like her once she's doing things other than fighting with Kim.
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