After a lackluster season 8, Bravo has major changes in the works for season 9 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Life and Style hints that Brandi’s return could mean the end of Lisa’s eight-year reign; insinuating that if Brandi does return LVP “will have a fit” and will most likely exit the franchise.
As for Brandi, she opened up about her possible season 9 return telling Life and Style, “I guess you’ll just have to wait and see.”
When pressed for more info, Brandi remained tight-lipped about her possible return, “I know that I say too much and I shouldn’t say anything because I’m always in trouble.”
Meanwhile, sources reveal that filming for season 9 starts in July and that Brandi would definitely bring the drama, which is exactly what Bravo and Andy Cohen are looking for.
“Andy [Cohen] would love to get her back on the show,” an insider confesses. “and Brandi is dying to get back on and stir the pot.”
However, that’s the last thing Lisa Vanderpump wants.
“Lisa is threatening to quit the show if Brandi comes back,” a source explains. “She’s furious that Bravo is even considering it. But what Bravo cares about is ratings. If Brandi gets under Lisa’s skin, as long as she does it on camera, that’s what the show needs.”
Back in December 2017, Lisa told E!’s Daily Pop that she will never reconcile with Brandi, which is one of the reasons Brandi hasn’t been brought back to RHOBH already, admitted Andy Cohen in March.
According to Andy Brandi isn’t connected to any of the current RHOBH which makes her return tricky. Andy said that Brandi would need to work on creating genuine connections with current cast members in order to be considered a contender for future seasons.
“The problem is, she’s not connected with any of the women,” Andy revealed in March 2018. “If somehow Brandi and [Lisa Vanderpump], or Brandi and Kyle [Richards], or if she wound up legitimately becoming good friends with a few of those women, then I think that would be great. Then we would bring her back. Right now… she’s still on an island.”
Not surprisingly, Brandi did just that and slowly started cozying up to Erika Girardi and Kyle Richards on Twitter. No word on if they actually formed a friendship but it was an attempt.
As for now, we will just have to wait and see how the chips fall for season 9 of RHOBH. I think Brandi and LVP both want to keep their reality TV fame and can find a way to be TV frienemies.
I’d like to see Brandi back on RHOBH! Could you imagine her going at it with Dorit, Erika, or Teddi? Oh, the drama! RHOBH needs to a pick-me-up and Brandi might just be the answer.
Thoughts on this season 9 casting rumor? Should Bravo bring Brandi back for season 9? Will LVP quit if Bravo brings Brandi back? Can Brandi and LVP co-exist on RHOBH? Sound off below!
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