Reality television has been delivering some significant headlines this week, and one of the latest comes from Bravo's Real Housewives franchise. The Beverly Hills edition of the show is apparently looking for a new cast member to join the series' Season 9 ensemble. And Bond girl and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce guest star Denise Richards is reportedly in contention for one of reality television's hottest slots. Here is what we know.

The former E! reality star is being looked at as a serious contender to join the reality series, and she has reportedly already filmed some footage alongside her children, according to E! News. The same report also suggests that if Denise Richards joins Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she will be the only new cast member to join Season 9. For those wondering, this would not be Richards' first reality show rodeo. The actress previously starred in her own E! reality series Denise Richards: It's Complicated. The show ended after two seasons.

For those who watched the show, they know that it was a fun and breezy watch. And given Denise Richards' engaging personality, it is easy to surmise from watching that she would be an excellent fit for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. As that show chronicled, the 47-year-old mother of three has experienced her share of heartache through the years and survived it.

All told, Denise Richards would be a wonderful addition to the roster of Real Housewives. Richards could definitely hold her own with the cast and offer another dynamic personality to the ensemble. It is a win-win for everyone, so hopefully, it happens.

Like many of the series' cast members, Denise Richards has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars, and she's friends with potential Real Housewives co-star Lisa Rinna. Richards even guest starred on Rinna's former reality show, Harry Loves Lisa. Rinna's BFF Eileen Davidson left Real Housewives of Beverly Hills following Season 7, although she appeared in an episode of the show's most recent season. Richards could slip right into Team Rinna.

One can hope that Denise Richards' scene-stealing father Irv will also appear on the reality show. He was one of the many highlights of the show It's Complicated, and it would be great to see him back in action on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as well. If Denise Richards ends up joining the series, the RHOBH may be in for one of its best seasons yet. For now, we wait to see if this casting tidbit comes to official fruition. Here is hoping!

If it keeps with tradition, the ninth season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills should premiere sometime this fall on Bravo, so stay tuned. For new television shows coming soon, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's summer premieres.

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