Season seven of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will reportedly include at least four familiar faces.
While the casts of the Real Housewives franchises are known to change from season to season, the upcoming installment of the Beverly Hills-based Bravo series won't be much different from season six.
"Season seven of RHOBH is set to begin filming at the end of June, with housewives Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, and Erika Jayne all returning to the show," Entertainment Tonight reported last week.
Months ago, as the sixth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills completed filming, a source claimed season seven would include two new cast members.
"Producers are casting two more housewives,” an insider told Radar Online in March. As of now, “They are getting rid of Kathryn Edwards,” claimed the insider, who added that the producers were “testing replacements.”
The outlet also claimed sisters Kim and Kyle Richards were on the chopping block due to their constant rehashing of the same drama.
“The whole situation with the sibling drama between Kyle and Kim is getting old,” said the insider. “That really is Kyle’s only storyline, so they may just invite Kim back.”
However, “They are taking it day by day because they don’t know how Kim is going to behave now that she’s taking care of herself,” continued the insider, “but they are conflicted and not sure they want to explore her story again, either.”
While Kim is reportedly known for her tendency to ask for more money from season to season, producers won't be having anything of the sort as they prepare for filming on season seven.
“Kim is known for always demanding more money,” but producers “aren’t playing that game” this time around, said the insider. “They are going to have an extra new cast member on hand to replace anyone who isn’t working out.”