What we know about the return of ‘Real Housewives of Dallas’

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From left to right, Tiffany Hendra, LeAnn Locken, Andy Cohen, Brandi Redmond, Carey Deuber and Stephanie Hollman of “Real Housewives of Dallas” are pictured.
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Rumors about The Real Housewives of Dallas are running amok through the internet streets leading up to its second season.

That is not a rumor.

Bravo confirmed the show’s return last year. “We don’t confirm casting,” wrote a Bravo representative via email. Or apparently a return date. But here’s what we’ve heard, er, read.


Rumor has it: Tiffany Hendra is out. Kameron Westcott and D’Andra Simmons are in, “to save RHOD,” according to ohsocynthia.com. (No word on whether Texas Woman’s University graduate Brandi Redmond will return.)

Circumstantial evidence: In January, Tiffany Hendra told The Dominick Nati Show “you will see me periodically. They have added some new characters that I think really represent a part of Dallas that you may not have gotten to see in season one.”

Watch: D’Andra Simmons’ Twitter account. She’s busily tweeting about her nights and days out with RHOD cast members, just hashtagging away. Watch Cary Deuber’s feed, too. Better yet, forget the cryptic and just go with the feed from publicist-blogger Cynthia Smoot.

Money, honey

Rumor has it: All About the Tea, a website devoted to reality TV, had an “exclusive” in early February that the show was renewed only after the cast decided to forgo getting paid. “The thirst is real,” according to the website.

Circumstantial evidence: Bestie LeeAnne Locken told blog Momcapade that Tiffany “is taking on a part-time role to focus on her business, Sanctuary of Style.”

She already was focusing on Sanctuary of Style while she was on the show. One could think perhaps, just maybe, if there was no money involved in doing the show, she would step away to focus on where the actual dollars are coming from. That doesn’t sound thirsty. It sounds darn-near camel-like.

Ohsocynthia.com counters by saying the deals for the new cast members are “pretty sweet.” Cynthia Smoot, who runs the website, probably knows what she’s talking about because she’s not only friends with several cast members and soon-to-be (?) cast members, she represents some of them in various interests.

Watch: Facebook Live, where Tiffany just finished a six-week lifestyle series. If you see her there more than on her bestie’s arm at charity events around town, well, that’s a clue. Isn’t it?

When does the show return?

Rumor has it: Your guess is as good as anybody’s.

Circumstantial evidence: There’s a tweet about a trailer that’s already making the rounds.

And the series premiere was April 11 last year. Bravo usually tries to stagger the franchise roll-out so each cast gets its moment in the sun.

Watch: Soon. Maybe? Locken should be pushing them so she can push her book. Barring that, we’ll be checking BravoTV.com with the rest of you.

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