Bravo has confirmed the Season 4 premiere date for “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” which will feature the part-time return of a former cast member, the promotion of one woman from “friend” to Housewife; and the addition of another new Housewife.
The new season begins airing Tuesday, Sept. 5. And, while four of the original Housewives — Lisa Barlow, Heather Gay, Meredith Marks and Whitney Rose — remain in the cast, there are multiple changes:
• Mary Cosby, who created controversy in the first two seasons with her racist remarks and over-the-top behavior — and was fired after she ditched the Season 2 reunion — returns as a “friend” in Season 4, meaning that she will recur in an unspecified number of episodes. According to Bravo, “Her friendship with Meredith is as strong as ever, but she struggles to find her footing with the other ladies as she navigates old wounds and potential new friendships within the group.”
• Angie Katsanevas, who was a “friend” in Season 3, has been promoted to fulltime Housewife. When “rumors begin to swirl” about her marriage, Angie goes looking for “the culprit before the hearsay” damages her family.
• Monica Garcia, a friend of Angie’s, signs on as the new Housewife. She’s an “excommunicated ex-Mormon,” who is raising four children while she is “divorcing her husband for the second time” as she’s running a baby products business.
Original cast member Jen Shah does not return in Season 4, because she’s serving a prison sentence after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges. “Friend” Angie Harrington did not return so that she can devote more time to caring for her autistic son.
As for the returning Housewives:
• Lisa is “making amends” with her former BFF Meredith, “but they still have a long way to go.” She’s also “forced to evaluate her new-wave Mormon lifestyle” when her older son, Jack, contemplates going on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And she’s headed for a “confrontation” with Monica.
• Heather has bought a new house with the earnings from her best-selling book, “Bad Mormon,” but her daughters are “struggling with the fallout in the Salt Lake City community.” She and Lisa “find some common ground, … but their relationship is far from fully repaired.
• Meredith’s marriage to Seth is “stronger than ever” and they start a podcast. But “tensions with the women explode when Meredith is accused of dropping bombshells without getting her hands dirty.” Again.
• Whitney launches a new business, and her husband, Justin, finds a new job. She and Heather “work on forgiveness and trust, but her relationship with Meredith strays beyond repair after an accusation that rubs Meredith the wrong way.”
Beginning Sept. 5, “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” will air Tuesdays on Bravo — 7 p.m. on Dish and DirecTV and 10 p.m. on Comcast. Episodes will begin streaming the following day on Peacock.