Updated Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.
Rumors about The Real Housewives of Dallas are running amok through the internet streets leading up to its second season.
That, my friends, is not a rumor.
Bravo confirmed the show's return last year. "We don't confirm casting," wrote a Bravo representative via email. Or apparently a return date. But here's what we've heard, er, read.
Rumor has it: Tiffany Hendra is out. Newcomers Kameron Westcott and D'Andra Simmons will join vets LeeAnne Locken, Brandi Redmond and Cary Deuber, "to save RHOD," according to ohsocynthia.com.
Whoa, Tiff, girl, who knew it would take two pairs of Jimmy Choos to fill your shoes?
Circumstantial evidence: In January, Tiffany Hendra told The Dominick Nati Show that "you will see me periodically. They have added some new characters that I think really represent a part of Dallas that you may not have gotten to see in season one."
Watch: D'Andra Simmons' Twitter account. She's busily tweeting about her nights and days out with RHOD cast members, just hash-tagging away. Watch Cary Deuber's feed, too. Better yet, forget the cryptic and just go with the feed from publicist-blogger Cynthia Smoot.
Rumor has it: All About the Tea, a website devoted to reality TV, had an "exclusive" in early February that the show was only renewed after the cast decided to forgo getting paid. "The thirst is real," according to the website.
Maybe it's just me, but she was already focusing on Sanctuary of Style while she was on the show. One could think that perhaps, just maybe, if there was no money involved in doing the show, she would step away to focus on where the actual dollars are coming from. That doesn't sound thirsty to me. Sounds darn-near camel-like.
Ohsocynthia.com counters that by saying that the deals for the new cast members are "pretty sweet." Cynthia Smoot, who runs the website, probably knows what she's talking about because she's not only friends with several cast members and soon-to-be (?) cast members, she represents some of them in various interests.
Watch: Facebook Live, where Tiffany just finished a six-week lifestyle series. If you see her there more than on her bestie's arm at charity events around town, well, that's a clue. Isn't it?
When does the show return?
Rumor has it: Your guess is as good as anybody's.
Circumstantial evidence: There's this tweet about a trailer that's already making the rounds.
And, follow me here, the series premiere was April 11 last year. Bravo usually tries to stagger the franchise roll-out so each cast gets its moment in the sun.
Not too much sun, though. They roll in packs.
The Real Housewives of the Potomac is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, April 2 at 8 p.m., with a new housewife, Monique Samuels. The Real Housewives of New York will return April 5.
Ratings smasher (and other things smasher) Real Housewives of Atlanta is in the throes of its latest season after premiering Season 9 in November. Not far behind it, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premiered in December.
Watch: Soon. Maybe? I mean, Locken should be pushing them so she can push her book. Barring that, I'll be checking BravoTV.com with the rest of you.