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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY -- Season:11 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelly Dodd, Shannon Beador, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Heather Dubrow, Meghan King Edmonds -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/ Chris Haston/Bravo)

The Real Housewives of Orange County is back! Bravo has kept us in suspense for long enough and is now revealing the season 11 premiere date: June 20th!

The network just announced the news that Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador, and Meghan King Edmonds will return for the show’s 11th season and joining them is newbie Kelly Dodd. They also released our first sneak peek of the upcoming season and it looks like a hell of a ride! We can’t wait! 

Ahead of the premiere, they’ll be airing “The Real Housewives of Orange County Uncensored” on Monday, June 13. 

The official press release and cast pics were released this afternoon, too. Sadly, they recycled last year’s photos and just Photoshopped Kelly Dodd into the cast pic and Photoshopped new backgrounds on the other cast pics. I can’t fully explain it, but it’s one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes the Real Housewives  franchise! Give us new photos to look at, damn it! 

Anyway, here’s the official press release:

NEW YORK – May 23, 2016 – Bravo Media’s original series that started the hit franchise “The Real Housewives of Orange County” is back for season 11 on Monday, June 20 at 9 pm ET/PT.  The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, returns along with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds.  This season, friendships are tested, forgiveness is earned, and alliances turn, when a new bold and brash housewife, Kelly Dodd, makes more waves than a hurricane.  Season ten of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” averaged 2.9 million total viewers, making it the most-watched season in series history, according to Nielsen Live+7 data.  

Last season left Vicki on the outs with the ladies, but with Brooks finally out of the picture; she tries to get her friendships back on track and helps her daughter Briana move back to Orange County. As Tamra gets ripped for a fitness competition, her son Ryan’s relationship with baby mama Sarah is ripped apart.  Heather’s mega mansion is way behind schedule as she finds herself in single mom territory as Terry works more than ever.  Shannon and David find their marriage rekindled and renewed but the stress of selling their house and moving into a new one threatens to throw her into a downward spiral.  Step-mom Meghan is ready to take the leap to biological motherhood when she tries IVF to get pregnant, but is frustrated that her baseball husband, Jimmy Edmonds, might not be as hands-on as she would like. 

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY -- Season:11 -- Pictured: Kelly Dodd -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)

Meet the new housewife:

Kelly Dodd  

Fearless and confident Kelly Dodd has a mouth as big as her heart.  Originally hailing from Arizona, her fiery Latin lineage and unfiltered opinions definitely bring the heat to the OC.  With a penchant for gossip and drinking champagne, there is never a dull moment around her. After a rocky period in her marriage, she recently reconciled with her husband Michael, who cashed out of major tech toy company and is now home and always underfoot.  Family is what’s most important to this stay-at-home mom, who shares her 4-story oceanfront mansion with 9-year old daughter Jolie, her younger brother Eric and her mom Bobbi.  Among the ladies, Kelly finds herself in hot water when she befriends outcast Vicki despite warnings from her bestie Meghan.

Don’t miss “The Real Housewives of Orange County Uncensored” special airing Monday, June 13 at 9pm ET/PT featuring never-before-seen footage on the show’s infamous eighth season. The cast and producers will give behind-the-scenes insight from Vicki’s secret plastic surgery, the “threesome” fight atop the mountain at Whistler and why the cast doubts Gretchen’s rooftop marriage proposal.

Check out the first video sneak peek here!

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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY -- Season:11 -- Pictured: Meghan King Edmonds -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY — Season:11 — Pictured: Meghan King Edmonds — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)


THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY -- Season:11 -- Pictured: Tamra Barney -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY — Season:11 — Pictured: Tamra Barney — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)


THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY -- Season:11 -- Pictured: Shannon Beador -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY — Season:11 — Pictured: Shannon Beador — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)


THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY -- Season:11 -- Pictured: Vicki Gunvalson -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY — Season:11 — Pictured: Vicki Gunvalson — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)


THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY -- Season:11 -- Pictured: Heather Dubrow -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY — Season:11 — Pictured: Heather Dubrow — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)

Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/ Chris Haston/Bravo