Tea Drinkers get ready, because it looks like we are in for a RHONY season 5 style shakeup. Well not as crazy, but three oranges are being revoked!
Word on the street is that producers of The Real Housewives of Orange County are getting ready to hand out their contracts for the next season and it is all but confirmed that newbie Peggy Sulahian isn't on the list to be returning. Lydia McLaughlin made her comeback this season but it was clear that her "beliefs" set her apart from the group and generated some very negative fan response, so she also won't be back for another round.
Before the reunion taping the producers were ready to fire Peggy, Lydia and Meghan but due to MKE's surprising pregnancy announcement production were annoyed because now they have to follow the story into next season because she brought it up at the reunion. UGH! I'll slit my wrists if I have to watch another season of babies running around. Sources are saying that Meghan might be returning in a "friend" role because Bravo are only keeping her because they have to.
The definite ladies that are returning for season 13 are Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd. We previously reported that the OG of the OC was being considered to return as a friend, but due to her reconnecting with Tamra and Shannon they decided to bring her back full time.
Gretchen Rossi's name has also been thrown around as possible return. Following the reunion Vicki, Tamra, Shannon and Kelly are all friends so Bravo needs someone who can bring the drama without breaking up the newly repaired relationships.
Gretchen still has major beef with Tamra and recently got into an Instagram war with Kelly where she made fun of Gretchen's infertility problems. Shannon is known to fight with the new girls so you can count her in for a Gretchen feud as well. Vicki is friends with Gretchen, but I'm sure she will flip flop back over to Tamra's side.
My official educated prediction for next season's cast is Vicki, Tamra, Shannon, Kelly, Gretchen, a new girl and Meghan as a friend. Let's just hope that the ladies deliver an iconic season after the VERY boring one we just endured.
RHOC is expected to start filming in early 2018.