Andy Cohen spoke out about the ongoing rumors [VIDEO] regarding Denise Richards' potential addition [VIDEO] to "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" earlier this week, admitting that while he would love to have the actress on the show, he won't be making any casting announcements soon.

"I love Denise Richards," he told Entertainment Tonight on August 3. "Wouldn't it be so cool to see [her] as a [Real Housewife]?" According to Cohen, he has a close relationship with the mother of three and is "always talking" to her.

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However, despite the fact that he believes it would be "great" to have her join his hit Bravo TV franchise, fans shouldn't hold their breath when it comes to anything official.

Instead, nothing will be announced until much later this year, closer to the premiere date of season nine.

"The thing about it is, we don't announce casting until the show's really about to come out," Cohen explained.

Typically, new seasons of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" begin filming in July of each year but don't premiere until November or December. So, when it comes to a season nine casting announcement, viewers of the show may not hear a thing from Andy Cohen until October -- or even later.

Who is returning to 'RHOBH' for season nine?

Although fans will have to wait a while for a confirmation about Denise Richards, they seem to have already gotten word of the returning members of the show, which will include Kyle Richards, Camille Grammer, and Lisa Rinna. Over the past couple of weeks, all three women have either shared photos of themselves with their co-stars or hinted at a return on social media.

As some may have seen, filming on season nine appeared to begin at the end of last month at the Malibu beach house of Grammer. At the time, Grammer was seen with Richards and her friend Faye Resnick, who has been featured in a recurring role on the series for the past several years. Meanwhile, Rinna hinted at her return around the same time, telling her fans on Twitter that she was "back to work."

What about the others?

As for the rest of the cast, including Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, and Lisa Vanderpump, they haven't yet confirmed whether or not they will be featured on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," nor have they hinted at their returns on social media. That said, Vanderpump's absent confirmation could be a result of her focus being on the currently filming the seventh season of her spinoff, "Vanderpump Rules."