Who's returning to "The Real Housewives of orange county" season 12? Bravo posted a few updates on who's making up the official cast list for this summer. Several other names have yet to be revealed, but fans are getting a few teasers to get them excited for the upcoming season!

Confirmed 'RHOC' cast

There were rumblings that Kelly Dodd might not appear on another season of "The Real Housewives Of Orange County," but she survived her first season and is willing to give it another go. Bravo reports that Vicki Gunvalson's biggest ally will be back.

Andy Cohen, however, did hint that Dodd will surprise viewers and there will be "shifting alliances." Does this mean Kelly won't be quite as chummy with Vicki?

Another cast member confirmed to be on "RHOC" is Lydia McLaughlin, who was on season 8. She's kept busy since leaving the housewives franchise having another baby and raising her kids. She also wrote a book about her experience on the show titled, "Beyond Orange County: A Housewives Guide to Faith and Happiness," and started her own blog, OC Lydia.

Cast rumors/spoilers

Rumors suggest that Lydia will pretend to be an ally of Vicki's, but actually be close to Tamra Judge. Vicki and Tamra had an epic falling out last season and there's certain to be some malicious mudslinging between the two.

Who sides with whom is unknown at this point.

It's also been confirmed that Heather Dubrow won't be returning to "RHOC." There are rumors that newcomer Peggy Sulahian will be on the show in season 12. Radar Online reports that Gretchen Rossi will be back as a "friend" who's ready to stick it to Tamra by teaming up with Vicki.

In season 11, she was siding with Vicki and Kelly in their nasty exchanges with Shannon Beador on Twitter. Their feuds were so vicious that Bravo producers sent a letter to the cast demanding that they cease hurling insults at one another on social media.

The confirmed cast for "The Real Housewives of Orange County" season 12 is expected to consist of Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Meghan King Edmonds, Kelly Dodd, Lydia McLaughlin, Peggy Sulahian, and Gretchen Rossi.

The official announcement will be coming soon. A premiere date hasn't been given yet, but season 11 premiered last year on June 20.

Are you excited to see who'll be on the show? The new season is likely to bring even more drama, something we've come to expect from this cast, and there will be no short supply of that!