Bravo announced the Southern Charm season 4 cast and premiere date this week and we have to say that April 3rd can’t get here soon enough! Although Thomas Ravenel may have given a hint that it might be the last?!
After much back and forth, we were relieved to find that fan favorite Kathryn Dennis returned to the series for at least one more season. Along with Kathryn, we will be meeting newbie Austen Kroll. Also returning for another round are: Craig Conover, Thomas Ravenel, Landon Clements, Cameran Eubanks, and Shep Rose.
Are you hearing crickets? With Southern Charm launching its fourth season, you’d think things would be in high gear, with Landon Clements having over a year to work on her travel blog, which would combine Landon’s love of travel and the arts in an online blog called Roam. One of the big embarrassments for Landon on Southern Charm’s third season was when Landon met with Lockhart Steele, the editorial director of Vox Media.
When Lockhart asked for Landon‘s pitch, there were a lot of “ums” and “ahs,” so gave her more time. Still, she was unable to come up with even a mock-up of her blog/online travel magazine, causing Landon‘s father, who will be back on season four of Southern Charm, to ask about this venture he is funding. This venture is starting to look more like a fifteen year gap year between graduating from college and getting a job.
Season four of Southern Charm will premiere on April 3rd, but until then, Bravo is sharing a sneak peek video to keep you going until then, and considering that the clip is less than three minutes, there is a whole lot of hot mess to be seen. The new season will be a combination of old, in terms of old habits, and new, like finally a new male cast member on the show, Austen Kroll.
But cast members back for a new season areLandon Clements,Craig Conover, Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, Cameran Eubanks, Shep Rose, and Thomas Ravenel, and if you recall when we last saw our Charleston friends, things were a bit rocky. Thomas and Kathryn are officially uncoupled, and are still trying to find a way to parent Kensie and Saint as platonic partners. The video has Thomas once again making accusations about a drug test, and if the last few days on Twitter are any indication, Kathryn and Thomas have not worked that detail out. (Kathryn says she’s been passing tests consistently, and Thomas says she won’t take one, while Thomas has reportedly decided he doesn’t need to take them at all, despite rumors and accusations).
Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a reality series before it is launched? Before Southern Charm came to Bravo, a “sizzle reel” was created, featuring Thomas Ravenel, Shep Rose, Whitney Sudler-Smith, J.D. Sermet, and a few other Charleston, South Carolina denizens who didn’t make the final cut. Though Craig Conoveris not in the “sizzle reel” he was included in the pitch for Southern Gentlemen, which morphed into Southern Charm.
But while Southern Charm executive producer Whitney-Sudler Smith and Bryan Kestner (who would become one of Southern Charm’s executive producers), with the help of Kestner’s then fiancee, Dawn Price, put the initial pitch together, it was for a show called Southern Gentlemen [view the sizzle reel video here]. Dedicated fans of Southern Charm might remember Bryan Kestner as the person mentioned by Patricia to son Whitney as someone he should consult before going into the restaurant business.
Over the last week or so, several of Kathryn Dennis‘ Southern Charm cast mates have come forward to drop her name, attracting attention, with talk of “imploding friendships” and failed love affairs, but Kathryn has stayed quiet, until now. With season four of Southern Charm coming soon, Kathryn wants to explain why she returned for a new season, and how she sees Southern Charm, and her life, going forward, officially, minus Thomas Ravenel.
Last season was as rough as it could get for Kathryn, as she had just had her son, Saint, and she felt frozen out by most of the cast of Southern Charm, including “baby daddy” Thomas Ravenel. And then, just before the show’s three part reunion, Dennis and Ravenel started battling in court. Kathryn made the decision, which she considers the right decision, to seek help to get her life back on track. Fans can certainly buckle in for a bumpy ride, but Dennis said she feels like she can hold her head up high for the return that almost wasn’t.
I feel like all reality stars hang out, but I never expected there to be a crossover between Southern Charm and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Don’t get too ahead of yourself here though, the Bravo cast was not exactly hanging out with the famous reality TV family. Shep Rose got held up and shoved at a Costa Rica airport thanks to the presence of Kim Kardashian and her family. Shep isn’t the only Southern Charm star getting involved with interesting situations these days. Thomas Ravenel and Whitney Sudler-Smith were serenading a British woman in the Hamptons.
Both of those anecdotes seem a little too strange to be true, but they really are and I’m just hoping that the Southern Charm camera crew was present to capture all the entertaining moments.
It seems like the drama between Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis will never stop. Thomas posted (and deleted) a rant about Kathryn letting fame get to her (pot, meet kettle) and Kathryn’s former BFF Jennifer Snowden opened up about how Kathryn turned against her.
If you watch Southern Charm, this isn’t surprising. It seems like two people in this trifecta are upset at the remaining member at any given time, so now it’s just Kathryn’s turn to be the odd one out and I’m sure that will change at the drop of a hat. In the mean time, Thomas and Jennifer are coming at Kathryn – hard.
Check out the best Instagram snaps this week from our favorite reality stars. Above: Southern Charm star Patricia Altschul launches a new caftan company. She shared, “Our caftan company will be up and running in a month or so. You will be able to send a photo of your pet to our website which will refine it and print the image on beautiful fabric. The embellishment will be done in India. #chic #pet #southerncharm.”