Will Lisa Rinna Quit Season 6 Of 'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills'? She Should Be Back For More Drama
I can hardly believe it. Tuesday night's episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is the Season 5 finale we've all been waiting for. Now that it's almost time to call this season a wrap, it's also time to start speculating about which ladies will return for Season 6. I don't know about you, but I'm most eager to learn about the fate of Lisa Rinna's return to Season 6 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills .
Lisa R., along with fellow soap star Eileen Davidson, part of Season 5's newbie corps, which means her return for Season 6 is not set in stone. Sometimes when new cast members experience the horror show that is socializing with their fellow Housewives for entertainment purposes, they are so done with it after just a season. Other times, the new Housewives don't add anything to the dynamic created by the OG cast members, and they get the pink slip from Bravo. We all know that if you're not going to bring the drama, there's no point in having you on the show. Sorry/not sorry.
However, I have a good feeling about Lisa R. sticking around for at least one more season. Bravo has made no official announcement regarding casting for Season 6 of RHOBH, and the network probably won't for some time. We also haven't heard a peep from Lisa R. about her future with the show on social media or in interviews. Remember, we haven't even gotten to the reunion yet, so it's too early to know for sure who will and won't be on RHOBH next season.
But Lisa R. has done so remarkably well in her rookie season on RHOBH that I would be shocked if she didn't come back. First of all, she's one of the most recognizable women to ever star on a Real Housewives franchise, so Bravo is of course going to want to keep a familiar face around to boost ratings. RHOBH did score its highest-rated season premiere in more than three years with the first episode of Season 5 partly thanks to newbies Lisa R. and Eileen, after all.
Aside from her famous name and face, Lisa R. adds a lot to RHOBH. With her hysterical one-liners and her "tells it like it is" attitude, she has an uncanny ability to be kooky, down-to-earth, and fabulous all at the same time, making her an instant fan favorite. Most importantly, she has inserted herself so brilliantly into the drama of this season, it could almost cry. Lisa R. has been a major player in one of the main story lines of Season 5, Kim's sobriety, which means she knows how to stay relevant. That's key to a Housewife's longevity.
However, the question still remains: Does Lisa want to come back? I'd venture that the answer is a resounding "yes." One of the reasons why Lisa has been so heavily involved in the conflict among the Housewives this season is that she is a fighter and someone who stands up for what she believes in, even if that means occasionally getting aggressive. Didn't we all see her practically lunge for Kim Richards' throat in Amsterdam, mmmmmkay? Now some of these ladies have been downright nasty to her, but I think she's strong enough to take it and serve it right back at them for another season. Lisa R. doesn't seem like someone who would back away from a challenge — or a buck — so I think it's safe to say we'll be seeing her again next season.
Still unconvinced? Consider the fact that Lisa actually has more allies on RHOBH than enemies. It's not like everyone has turned on her, as they did with two Housewives once rumored to be leaving the show, Lisa Vanderpump after Season 4 or Brandi Glanville this season. Many of the Housewives are actually Lisa R.'s friends (Lisa V., Eileen, and Kyle) so RHOBH may not be as hostile an environment for her as we think.
Sure, it sounds like the RHOBH Season 5 reunion was especially brutal for Lisa R. If the recently released teaser for the reunion is any indication, she gets into it majorly with Brandi and Kim. Plus, Andy Cohen recently revealed to E! News that there will be "a smoking gun" involving Lisa R. And if we've learned anything from soap operas, it's that just because you look like you're down, out, and maybe even dead never means that it's the last we'll see of you.