We must admit that we can't wait for the return of Real Housewives of Orange County, since it feels like it's been so long since it's been on the air. The show has recently been filming Season 9  so when will the new episodes air?

Season 9 is certain to be quite different from the show's recent seasons. Only three ladies are returning  Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, and Heather Dubrow — while the show is adding three new ladies. Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino have both left the show. 

As far as when the new season will start, Tamra provided us all with a hint. On March 9, she tweeted a message that lets us know that the season is fast approaching. 

"EXCITING NEWS," Tamra writes. "RHOC Season 9 air date will be announced REAL soon. #BRAVO #RHOC #season9 #originals."

Hooray! And E! Online has revealed the official premiere Season 9 date: Monday, April 14 at 9 p.m. Mark your calendars!

Now, we can't wait to find out which of the ladies will be getting along and which will be feuding. It's telling that Tamra uses "#originals" as a hashtag, suggesting she's getting along better with Vicki and Heather than she is with the newbies. That said, somebody should probably remind Tamra that she wasn't exactly an original cast member on the show, since she joined in Season 3.

Who do you think will be fighting in Season 9? 

Source: Tamra on TwitterE! Online