The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been put “on pause,” according to Bravo honcho Andy Cohen.
The Watch What Happens Live host revealed the news to E! News late last week, saying, “Beverly Hills, we’re taking a minute break, and then we’ll be back shooting with them in the new year.”
This means that filming for the much anticipated 13th season of the franchise won’t begin until well into 2023.
The words “on pause” is a Bravo fan’s worst nightmare, as it usually means the kiss of death for a franchise. The Real Housewives of New York and the Real Housewives of Dallas are two prime examples.
As for which Beverly Hills Housewives will be returning, Andy stayed tight-lipped and didn’t mention any names.
Season 12 of RHOBH starred Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, and Diana Jenkins, with Kathy Hilton as a “friend of” the Housewives.
Kathy has made it clear that she will NOT return for season 13 if Lisa and Erika are asked back. Lisa, on the other hand, has made it known that she will work with anyone.
“I had said that I would only be willing to come back if the cast [changed],” Kathy told TMZ in October. “If it was completely the same, absolutely not. Because I feel they are two bullies that intimidate a lot of the other girls.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is expected to return for season 13 in 2023.