Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images Photo: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills at the 2012 Bravo Upfronts

They played it coy during Bravo’s Upfront presentation on April 16 (“I’m still not sure if I’m coming back,” Kyle Richards told the press), but make no mistake about it: All the main cast members of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hillsminus Camille Grammer — are returning. Not only that, but Wetpaint Entertainment has learned that shooting is already underway!

“The ladies have started filming,” a show insider tells us. “And yes, all the main women — Lisa, Kyle, Kim, Adrienne, and Taylor — are back.” Besides Camille, the only other RHoBH cast member who isn’t returning is Dana Wilkey, as Wetpaint Entertainment previously reported. “Both women could make cameo appearances during the season,” the insider explains. “Say, during a party scene or something like that. But they will not be back in a major way.”

What else can we expect this season? As Kim Richards told us, she will be focusing hard on her recovery — and little sister Kyle will be as protective of her as ever. “I’m always protective of her,” Kyle told us at the Upfront. “Whether it’s in front of the cameras or not.”

Tension still exists between Lisa Vanderpump and Adrienne Maloof, but with both women focused on their businesses, they may not have as much time to bicker. Lisa is also working on her spinoff series, SUR, while Adrienne’s dedicated to expanding her designer shoe line.

And while Taylor Armstrong is returning, she may not be as center-stage as she was last season. “Last year, things with Taylor were very intense and got very dark,” the insider notes. “I think everyone wants to see the show wants to get away from that so Taylor can continue recovering from the tragedy and focus on raising her daughter.”

Still, this IS The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, so don’t expect things to be too mellow. Says the source: “At the end of the day, the reason this is one of the most successful of the Bravo franchises is because these women are fabulous and they know how to really bring the drama. That’s not going to change one bit.”

 

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