Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards' rehab stay could save her life — but maybe not her job! RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Bravo bosses are already looking to replace her on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
"The producers of show have already started looking for her replacement," a well-connected network insider tells Radar.
As Radar previously reported, the troubled 50-year-old reality star's recent arrest for being intoxicated while at the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge on April 23, pushed NBC executives to encourage her to get help.
"No one knew whether or not Kim was going to adhere to their guidelines and remain completely sober," says the source. "She gave so much fuss about the sobriety clause they wanted added to her contract that there was really know way of knowing her next move."
According to the insider, "NBC bosses are basically trying to save face, but ultimately they don't really care all too much if she stays on the show or goes. She would not be the first prominent housewife to get the axe and she definitely will not be the last."
"The higher-ups know that the audience wants something different anyways," the source adds.
"The fans of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are growing sick of the same storyline with the same players. They know that they need to change it up for next season."
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