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RHOC Season 17 Welcomes a New Wife, New Drama — and a Surprise Cameo from Vicki Gunvalson
Find out what’s to come on the new season and how to tune in.
The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 17 is finally upon us, and based on the trailer (which you can check out above), it was well worth the wait. Get more details on what’s to come, the cast, and more below.
When Does RHOC Season 17 Premiere?
The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 17 premieres Wednesday, June 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. Episodes will be available the next day on Peacock.
Who Is in the RHOC Season 17 Cast?
Shannon Storms Beador, Heather Dubrow, Gina Kirschenheiter, and Emily Simpson are back for the new season, as is Tamra Judge after a two-year break. Upon her return, Tamra will introduce the group to new housewife Jennifer Pedranti, a yoga studio owner and mom of five who’s currently navigating a divorce. Also joining for Season 17 (but in a friend role) is The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Taylor Armstrong. (This makes her the first ’Wife in franchise history to switch cities!)
What Can Fans Expect on RHOC Season 17?
Based on the above trailer, the Orange County ladies are being put to the test when it comes to their friendships, relationships, careers, and more. Shannon, Heather, Gina, Emily, Tamra, Jennifer, and Taylor aren’t the only familiar faces featured, though. Upon closer look, you’ll catch a cameo from the OG of the OC herself, Vicki Gunvalson. And before you ask, yes, that is Mark Cuban, who also makes an appearance.
Learn more about what the cast is up to on the new season via the press release below.
After a two-year break, Tamra Judge is back with a new perspective and is ready to repair a few broken friendships. After almost 10 years in business, Tamra and her husband, Eddie, close their beloved gym, CUT Fitness. Tamra comes in hot and her reconciliation with Shannon does not go as planned. Tamra is holding everyone accountable, especially her friend Jennifer, but when the narrative doesn’t add up, it leads to some explosive confrontations.
Shannon Storms Beador
Shannon Storms Beador is trying to keep the positive energy around as she looks to mend her fractured friendship and rebuild trust with her former bestie Tamra. Once Tamra and Shannon clear the air, it makes way for the Tres Amigas to reunite, as the OG of the OC Vicki Gunvalson joins the fun for tequila and keg stands. When the group brings up concerns about the status of her relationship with John Janssen, Shannon continually reassures them everything’s fine. The spotlight on her relationship makes Shannon question who she can trust in the group. As the whispers become louder, things quickly take a turn for the worse during a long weekend in Mexico and she struggles to keep her relationship afloat.
With her twins off to college on opposite coasts, Heather Dubrow embraces a new chapter in her life. Heather is determined to dive back into her acting career and launch a new business venture, but she questions whether she can accomplish it all. Planning for the future, Heather and her husband, Terry, purchase a high-end getaway penthouse in one of the ritziest buildings of Los Angeles. With the ladies, Heather lands herself in the middle of Tamra and Shannon’s feud, but when they finally reconcile, she wonders where she fits in between their friendship.
Gina Kirschenheiter and her boyfriend, Travis, join forces in real estate, hoping to be a dynamic duo, but first she has to pass the exam and get her license. When one of the ladies tells a story about infidelity, it sets Gina back emotionally and she is forced to deal with repressed emotions about her ex’s affair. She is informed that her style of friendship is not up to Heather’s standards, but as Gina works to prove her loyalty, she feels continually shut down. Gina feels having Tamra back in the group is complicating her bond with the women, and when she gets involved in the chatter about Shannon’s relationship, her past comes back to haunt her.
With her husband, Shane, working as a full-time lawyer, Emily Simpson fulfills her dreams of being a stay-at-home mom as she supports Annabelle’s modeling aspirations, while continuing to help the wrongly convicted as part of the California Innocence Project. In a turn of events, Emily reconnects with Tamra, and the two develop a close friendship after working through their tumultuous past. Never leaving room for unanswered questions, she seeks the truth from all of her friends, but she finds herself in hot water with Shannon and Heather when she shares her own opinions.
Brought into the group through Tamra, new Housewife and yoga studio owner Jennifer Pedranti is a mother of five, with children ranging from 5 to 18. A strong advocate for fostering children and animals, she recently adopted her youngest child, Dominic. She is currently navigating her recent split from her husband, Will, who runs her family business as they share a home. Her alleged affair with her now boyfriend and CUT Fitness member Ryan has been the subject of the gossip mill in town. Her friendship with Tamra is put to the test as she is forced to explain the rumors and confront difficult truths.
Taylor Armstrong moved to Orange County nearly 10 years ago and is brought into the circle after becoming fast friends with Tamra. As Taylor pursues an acting career and is offered her first movie role, she seeks coaching and advice from Heather. However, Taylor feels slighted when Heather dismisses her offer to be a part of the cast, causing a tidal wave of discussions within the group about Heather’s character and an epic showdown about IMDB credits.
The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 17 premieres Wednesday, June 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. Episodes will be available the next day on Peacock. Catch up on past seasons of RHOC on Peacock and the Bravo app.