Kelly Dodd is officially returning to the "Real Housewives of Orange County" for Season 12. This announcement adds to the already confirmed Vicki Gunvalson, Lydia McLaughlin, Shannon Beador, and Tamra Judge. With five full-timers signed on, there has been speculation about who will fill the sixth spot.

Drama will be high with Kelly Dodd on board

Last season, Kelly Dodd was added to the cast. No one was prepared for what she was going to bring, and she rocked their world. With a huge confrontation in Ireland with Tamra Judge, things seemed to have calmed down by the time the reunion rolled around.

Dodd will have a friend in Vicki Gunvalson but as of now, it looks like she will be her only ally on the cast. If Gretchen Rossi would return, she would have at least one more person in her corner.

No air date has been announced for the "Real Housewives of Orange County" but that is expected in the next few weeks. Right now, the fact that several people have already signed contracts and the filming has begun is the confirmation that it is indeed returning. Various news outlets are saying that Season 12 will begin airing in the summer, though that may be a little off.

Will more marital issues play out for Kelly Dodd?

Kelly Dodd spilled the beans on her failing marriage last season. She alluded to the fact that she was only staying with Michael Dodd for her daughter's sake, but as time went on it looked like the Dodds repaired the marriage.

He was standing up for his wife and at the reunion, Kelly confirmed she was still with him. There is no telling what will happen this season, but fans are looking forward to finding out if they have fully repaired their marriage and to see how they interact.

There is so much to look forward to with Season 12 of the "Real Housewives of Orange County." Finding out who is cast in the sixth slot is driving fans nuts because it could literally be anyone. With five full-timers confirmed, fans are more anxious now than ever to get the ball rolling and to see what drama is headed their way.