The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Season 12 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

Bravo has established itself as the go-to network for catty drama with its "Real Housewives" franchise. There's no shortage of drama, and yet each season of the popular show manages to out do the last one. "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Season 11 garnered the most buzz and drama out of any spinoff to date, for instance. Understandably, fans were curious about how the controversy surrounding Erika Jayne's divorce from lawyer Tom Girardi would play out, as Tom has been the subject of multiple lawsuits.

Throughout Season 11, Erika came under fire for her lack of transparency regarding her involvement in her ex-husband's crimes and was chastised for it on the show. The pop star maintained that her lawyer told her that she couldn't divulge any information on the show, but did so anyway — which gave fans a lot to talk about (via Us Weekly).

While the show's four part reunion — set to finish airing on November 4 — continues to dish out the dirt, fans are already gearing up for Season 12. Here's everything we know about the upcoming season.

When will 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 12 premiere?

Considering that Season 11 of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" is currently still airing, Bravo has not yet announced a release date for Season 12. Judging from past seasons, though, the show is likely to return to television screens around April or May 2022.

Although the release date may seem a long way off, fans should be happy knowing that the housewives are hard at work filming. There have been multiple sightings of cast members filming publicly. Dorit Kemsley even let it slip that camera crews were filming at Kyle Richards' daughter Portia Umansky's birthday party (via Reddit).

Since filming is currently underway, Bravo will no doubt have a lot of content to air when the show returns in mid-2022, but who will be featured on the show is the question that everyone's asking. Numerous cast mates on the show have fallen out with each other over the course of the season. Who is going to survive the reunion and come back next season?

Which cast members will be featured in 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 12?

None of the housewives have confirmed their return for Season 12 of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but it's safe to say that the show won't be without its stars. If anything, Lisa Rinna is expected to return. However, the same cannot be said about Erika Jayne, who has become the least liked housewife due to legal disputes with ex-husband Tom Girardi. Andy Cohen, executive producer of the show, has been pressured to fire Erika, but has told Entertainment Tonight that he's unfazed by critical influence. He said he hopes that the same cast will return to Season 12.

While viewers do not like Erika, she is set for a big pay day when she returns next season, because her legal drama has produced monstrous ratings for Bravo (via ScreenRant). So, it's no wonder that Cohen wants her back. Besides Erika being a question mark next season, Garcelle Beauvais is also unsure about her future on the show. She told Entertainment Tonight that she's "on the fence" about returning amidst all the drama.

Lastly, OG Kyle Richards shared in an interview with Pedestrian that she's actually not sure if she will return, claiming she has to eventually "walk away" from the show. But, given that cameras were spotted filming her daughter's birthday party, it looks like she's still part of the cast. Crystal Chung Minkoff, Sutton Stracke, and recurring housewife Kathy Hilton are expected to return, as well.

What will 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 12 focus on?

Given how explosive Season 11 has turned out, fans can expect even more drama from Season 12 of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" — and maybe a little levity, too. At least that's what Erika Jayne is hoping for, with a source telling Hollywood Life, "They are picking up right where they left off with the Erika storyline, but she also will be trying to have a lighter and fun season as much as she possibly can." There's still so much to unpack with Erika's storyline, so it's not surprising that producers still want to focus on it. They are also planning to document her stepping back into the dating scene.

Kathy Hilton, a friend on the show, is also expected to be a buffer for the rest of the cast. However, the outlet reports that she has no intention of joining the cast full time (probably because she's featured on daughter Paris' new show). "Nobody new has been introduced to the group and it's looking like it'll be the same cast," the source told Hollywood Life. ScreenRant also reports that Dorit Kemsley's feud with Garcelle Beauvais will be a main storyline next season. However, fans will just have to wait and see what else the housewives will be getting up to when Season 12 premieres next year.