April Fools? As far as we can tell it’s no joke–the OC ladies are back to kick off Season 8 on Monday April 1 @ 8pm.
Let the drama begin!
They say you never forget your first love and I must say, I hold a special place in my heart for Bravo’s original leading ladies–the Orange County Housewives. So, needless to say, this first glimpse at season 8 has me pretty amped! Check it out:
Looks like most of the ladies are picking up right where they left off:
Tamra Barney & fiance Eddie Judge are proceeding with wedding plans, figuring out how to combine their seperate lives and households, and getting their fitness studio up and running.
Alexis Bellino, while sporting a new short do, is up to her same old drama with Tamra, Heather Dubrow and anyone else who will give her the time of day.
Speaking of Heather– did we pick up a hint at marital problems? Say it isn’t so! And right after she finally changed her name…
Look for Vicki Gunvalson to celebrate (read: go completely nuts) her new role as grandma while trying to keep up her relationship with Brooks–who her kids still hate.
And it would seem that Gretchen might actually be ready to settle (down) for Slade– I guess she’s decided his new gig as a radio DJ comes with a big enough paycheck to make him marriage material.
Never a show to be completely predictable, the producers do have a few new tricks up their sleeves. Original cast member Lauri Peterson is returning after exiting on the heels of her lavish wedding to husband George Peterson in 2008.
And the producers are introducing a brand new Housewife into the mix as Lydia McLaughlin joins the cast. Her backstory: she is an heiress and the owner of a high-end magazine about (what else?) the Southern California good life. We’re also hearing that she is a devout Christian, earning her fast friendship with fellow devotee Alexis.
Seems like all the pieces are in place for another epic season! I know where I’ll be on April 1!