January 15, 2014 12:31 PM by Suzy Kerr
Uh oh, it sounds like season 4 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills may be the last for veteran Housewife Kim Richards. Sources close to the Bravo hit are saying that network execs are thinking about giving Kim the boot because her storyline is too boring. In other words, now that Kim isn’t getting sh*t-faced every week, she’s not as much fun (i.e., not as bankable for the bigwigs at Bravo).
RadarOnline broke the story earlier today, citing an anonymous source close to the show’s production staff. “The network is not entirely happy with the ratings for the current season of Beverly Hills and sadly, despite being Paris Hilton‘s aunt, she has little going on in her life,” said the insider when asked about Kim’s future with the series.
There’s just one little (or potentially huge) problem that may cause the Bravo bigwigs to rethink their decision to fire Kim, and that’s her sister, Kyle Richards. Like Kim, Kyle has been a part of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills since the show’s first season, and she is fiercely protective of her sibling. According to the insider, “As you can imagine, Kyle is very unhappy about Bravo’s plans. She has made no secret of that fact that she’ll threaten to quit if her sister is fired.”
Here’s the deal, though. RHOBH has been steadily declining in popularity, and millions of viewers have tuned out within the last two seasons.Part of the problem is that there’s no real drama, other than the ongoing feud between Brandi Glanville and Joyce Giraud. That’s what audiences want to see – not Kim’s dog being trained – and network execs know that. Says the source, “They could be looking for at least two new housewives for the next season.In any event, producers will be looking for ladies with over the top lifestyles, who bring the drama. The Brandi-Joyce feud is really the only storyline so far this season that the audience is engaging with.”
Methinks things don’t look so great for our favorite recovering alcoholic. But what do you think? Is Kim Richards going to get the axe, or will the threat of Kyle quitting too keep her safe? Tell us in the comments!
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