Bravo Announces the Return of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' and 'Atlanta'
Bravo Announces the Return of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' and 'Atlanta'
Gina Pusateri
Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
So many Housewives and so little time! Bravo announced this morning that season 3 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and season 5 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta will return this November.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Of course, casting rumors have been flying around for months, but Bravo has officially announced that new housewife Yolanda Hadid Foster will be joining returning cast members Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Adrienne Maloof, Taylor Armstrong and Lisa Vanderpump. Brandi Glanville has also been promoted to full-time housewife, as opposed to her role last season as "friend of the housewives," and Camille Grammer will still make a few appearances.

Other "friend of the housewives" and infamous $25,000 sunglasses-wearing Dana Wilkey was not included in the cast bios, which is bad news for her. But she seems to have been replaced by Marisa Zanuck, a co-worker of Kyle's husband, Mauricio, and an old friend of the couple.

Here's a first look at season 3:

Yikes -- as usual, it looks stock full of drama, including some unexpected harsh words from the husbands. Not to mention the fact that Adrienne and Paul are still a couple for most of the season, which makes things kind of sad. On the bright side, Kim seems to look healthy and on her way to recovery.

Real Housewives of Atlanta

Bravo put rumors to rest as far as cast members go for the upcoming season of RHOA. Some speculated whether NeNe Leakes would be back for another round, considering her new acting gig on The New Normal as well as many other business endeavors that may have made her want to leave the reality show. But she will be back, along with Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burruss. The new housewives include Kenya Moore and Porsha Stewart.

rhoassn5.pngKim Zolciak is listed in the housewives bios, but she is conspicuously missing from the cast photo, which makes us wonder how limited a spot she will have on the upcoming season, and if it's more likely that she will get a follow-up spin-off of Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding.

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

(Images and video courtesy of Bravo)