There had been rumors that Taylor might not return at all for Season 4. However, sources say she will return but won't appear in very many episodes.
The "friend of the Housewives" label is the same one that was given to Camille Grammer in Season 3, after she had been a full-time Housewife in the first two seasons. However, Taylor reportedly won't even be onscreen as much as Camille was last season. Ouch.
“The viewers just don’t like her," a source tells Radar Online. "But it has been so hard to find replacements for Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammer, that producers had no choice but to bring her back.”
Apparently, some people who work on the show were surprised to see Taylor filming earlier this month for the new season.
"It was a bit of a shock to see Taylor in front of the camera again because the crew thought she was a goner for sure," the source adds.
Taylor has been vocal about wanting to return to the show, as this is a major source of income for her.
Word has it that Kyle Richards also pleaded with producers to bring Taylor back for Season 4, given all that Taylor has been through since the show started.
Taylor didn't have much in the line of a major storyline last season, other than not being a fan of Adrienne's or drinking a bit too much at times.
So will you miss Taylor as a full-time Housewife? Or do you wish she were gone completely?