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After a tough year, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills needs a fresh start... which means that some of the cast may find themselves looking for work. Camille Grammer tells Huffington Post's Rob Shuter that Bravo is definitely casting around for new talent, and she suspects she's on the chopping block.
"I had a good year, so I would want to go back for a third season, but they haven't asked me yet, so I wonder what's going on with that," says Camille, who's separation from now-ex-husband Kelsey Grammer played out over the show's first season. "I guess they decided who they want and I guess they are going to start casting, looking for new housewives. They told me they were going to start looking so it wasn't behind my back. They were like, 'Sorry we are doing a big casting call.' I was like, 'Thanks.'"
If Bravo is swapping out cast members, at least they're being up front about it. Sounds like the producers learned a lesson from September's Real Housewives of New York City shake-up, which left the four fired cast members feeling stunned and betrayed. Camille is being gracious about the decision, and says she understands why continuing with the current cast might not be the best idea (in the wake of the suicide of Russell Armstrong, cast member Taylor Armstrong's husband).
"When you watch the scenes between Taylor and Russell, it is uncomfortable," says Grammer. "I think some of the viewers feel that way. I'm glad that some of our viewers are coming back around and joining the season and our viewership is up. We took a little dip because of what happened, and I think we are on a upswing, so that is really positive."
If Camille Grammer isn't safe from recasting, then which of the Beverly Hills Housewives are? It's not an ideal time for most of them to be throwing lavish on-camera dinner parties; Taylor Armstrong is still grieving her estranged husband's death, Kim Richards just left rehab for alcohol abuse, and Kyle Richards is taking care of her sister Kim. That leaves Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof, Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey. We don't know who will be returning for a third season -- but if there are tons of potential Beverly Hills housewives clamoring for a spot on the show, we wouldn't rule out a major N.Y.C.-style housecleaning.