In the world of fashion, one day you’re in and the next you’re out. The same is true with the Real Housewives franchise!
Some OG Real Housewives have stayed over the course of the entire series and are still going strong. Perfect examples of that are Teresa Giudice and Vicki Gunvalson. However; there have been a lot of ladies who have come and gone. Recently three Real Housewives of Orange County cast members have quit the show and announced their sudden departures. That is a lot from one franchise! In fact, it is unprecedented. Yeah, it’s common for Real Housewives to not return. It’s also common to see the additions of newcomers. However; three back to back is crazy! First Meghan King Edmonds announced she quit RHOC, which was followed by Lydia McLaughlin’s announcement that she wouldn’t be returning. Then newcomer Peggy Sulahian revealed she won’t be returning again next season either. E! News reported, “It’s not uncommon for the shows of the juggernaut reality franchise to change up its cast roster from season to season, but the Orange County shakeup was particularly large.” That leaves only OG Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd left.
For The Real Housewives of New Jersey, we know for a fact that Siggy Flicker will not be returning. Although we can guarantee the return of Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Margaret Josephs to RHONJ. It is most likely that Dolores Catania and Danielle Staub will return as well. However; nobody knows for sure if Danielle will come back as a full-time housewife next season. It’s a good possibility though, considering she is getting married and the majority of the cast is set to be in her bridal party!
Over in Atlanta, there is a lot of debate about what is happening with casting. E! News rated it a 50% chance that we will see the return of Kim Zolciak Biermann. There have been a lot of issues with Kim and Kenya Moore. Which is why E! guessed a 75% chance that we could be seeing Kenya back again. This is due to the fact that Kenya’s husband isn’t filming and production is not happy about it. It is highly likely that Porsha Williams, Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey will return, though. What about Miss Nene and Miss Sheree Whitfield? They rated it likely that we shall see them return, however; their percentages were lower than most of the other ladies’ estimates.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is currently still airing right now, but we all can agree, there is a 100% chance that Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi and Kyle Richards will all return to RHOBH. It’s likely that Dorit Kemsley will return as well, but it’s up in the air if Teddi Mellencamp will come back.
Lets hear it for New York! It’s pretty obvious that Bethenny Frankel, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, Ramona Singer, Countess Luann de Lesseps and Carole Radziwill will all return. Out of all if the cities, the New York ladies are probably in for the least drastic cast shake-up. Most of the drama is centered around the current cast roster.
I think cast shake-ups are needed for a lot of the cities. It’s an opportunity for new storylines and fresh drama. A lot of people have complained that recent seasons are getting boring. I think that fresh meat will help with that. However; I don’t think all new casts would be beneficial. We need to keep around a lot of the women who have been around through the years. They should really start making yearbooks for the casts! It’s just like high school, only they have more money now and most of them are married with children.
Who do you want to see return to the Real Housewives? Which ladies would you be fine parting with? How do you feel about the sudden departures of Meghan, Lydia, Peggy and Siggy? Sound off below!
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