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Most of the viewers would have ever predicted the rift between Stephanie Hollman and Brandi Redmond– well that is until previews for Season 2 of Real Housewives of Dallas were released. Nevertheless, based solely on Season 1, the feud is pretty shocking since they were true BFF’s.

Brandi was upset after reading one Stephanie’s Bravo blog posts that she felt slammed her marriage and refused to talk to Stephanie for months… until they started filming Season 2, of course. There’s no way to get out of that contractually obligated interaction, especially since this still a new show and all of these cast members are replaceable. They saw each other for the first time in a while during the Season 2 premiere episode and Brandi refused to open her mouth when Stephanie went up to her at Mark Deuber’s birthday party. Even though hey did not speak during the episode, they both have a lot to say about everything that went down now that it has aired.

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To be honest, I wasn’t feeling Real Housewives of Dallas when it first debuted. There weren’t any strong story lines and the one-liners were pretty sub-par. Nevertheless, it did pick up and I did get invested in RHOD just like I have with every single Real Housewives show that has come before it- so obviously that’s not super surprising.

Even so, I wasn’t exactly pumped for Season 2, but true to form, I watched anyway. Was I blown away or immediately drawn in? No. I paused my TV to wash my face and brush my teeth mid-episode. Still, it does seem like the show is moving in the right direction when it comes to casting. Thankfully they didn’t add random people to the show and D’Andra Simmons actually has a longstanding history with most of the cast members. This makes so much sense and it gives me hope for Season 2.

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Season:2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kameron Westcott, D'Andra Callway Simmons, Brandi Redmond, Carey Deuber, Stephanie Hollman, LeeAnn Locken -- (Photo by: Michael Larsen/F. Scott Schafer/Bravo)

The Real Housewives of Dallas season 2 kicks off tonight! And it sounds like friendships are fractured, skeletons are tumbling out of closets and more! We can’t wait!

According to Bravo: “The housewives take sides as Brandi and Stephanie reveal that a feud has ended their friendship. And who of all people has become Brandi’s friend and confidante, but LeeAnne Locken. An old police report about LeeAnne’s past resurfaces. And everything comes to a head at Cary’s birthday party for Mark, where Brandi and Stephanie come face to face as two new housewives join.”

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- Season:2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kameron Westcott, D'Andra Callway Simmons, Brandi Redmond, Carey Deuber, Stephanie Hollman, LeeAnn Locken -- (Photo by: Michael Larsen/F. Scott Schafer/Bravo)

They’re back – well most of them anyway! Bravo just announced that The Real Housewives of Dallas season 2 will kick off on Monday, August 14, 2017.  Returning cast members Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman, LeeAnne Locken and Brandi Redmond will be joined by newcomers D’Andra Simmons and Kameron Westcott. The only former Housewife not along for the season 2 ride is Tiffany Hendra.

The press release promises boatloads of crazy as LeeAnne tries to repair her reputation and her friendships and even dabbles in some anger management. We’ll also see a strain between besties Brandi and Stephanie while Cary tries to balance home and work. We will be introduced to neighbors D’Andra and Kameron, who quickly become a part of the drama.

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Let’s keep it real: the first Real Housewives of Dallas season was just so/so. There was way too many arguments focused on charity and that annoying “poop hat.” Other than LeeAnne Locken popping off a few times and giving us the only actual drama, there really wasn’t much that happened. I grew to like some of the cast members, but I was by no means yearning for a Season 2. Still, there is a Season 2 in the works and it looks like good girl Stephanie Hollman is a part of the drama this time around.

Everyone beefing with LeeAnne is pretty much the only thing that has me interested in this upcoming season, but even I have to admit that the recently released video teaser did hook me a little bit. Sure, it’s not at the top of my TV priorities, but I am definitely more intrigued than I ever thought I would be. So maybe there is hope for this Real Housewives installment?

Stephanie Hollman Bone Marrow Surgery

Is Stephanie Hollman the only saint on Bravo? Apparently her goodness was no act for the cameras, because the Real Housewives Of Dallas star underwent surgery to donate bone marrow for a life-staving transplant. Dang, girl, I hope you get a halo in next season’s opening montage!

“Proud of this girl! @stephhollman jumped on a flight last night to undergo a bone marrow donation, potentially saving the life of a much needed recipient She’s a superhero in my books!” Stephanie’s husband Travis shared in an Instagram post.

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Bravo Reality TV Shows - Fredrik Eklund and Bethenny Frankel

Bravo announced a long list of new and returning reality TV shows to keep us busy this summer and fall. First, Top Chef, Shahs of Sunset, Million Dollar Listing New York, and Real Housewives of Orange County will return this summer.

Also renewed, but premiering later in the year, are Real Housewives of New Jersey, Flipping Out, Married to Medicine, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Below Deck, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Inside The Actor’s Studio, Don’t Be Tardy, Summer House, Real Housewives of Dallas, and Vanderpump Rules.

As for the new shows, oh boy, are there some surprises – Fredrik Eklund and Bethenny Frankel teaming up to scout, buy, and design amazing properties, Shep Rose looking for love, Ryan Serhant training sales agents and showing off his skills, and more. Check out the list of new shows below.

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Real Housewives Story Lines

Judge me if you must but I have to keep it real when I admit that I’ve seen every single Real Housewives episode multiple times. With that said, I cannot help favoring some story lines over others – the Real Housewives story lines that got dragged out way longer than they ever should have.

Some of these plot lines were juicy at first, but just got beat to the ground. Then there are other things that happened that none of us cared about, yet they got dragged out for two or more seasons. Either way, there are plenty of story lines that did more than outstay their welcome.

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