'Rica Famosa Latina' Season 5 Cast: Niurka Returns, Geraldine Bazán Joins, Sissi Exits Show

'Rica Famosa Latina' Season 5
The reality show is returning for a fifth season later this year and we have the names of the new women joining the cast. EstrellaTV

Production on Season 5 of "Rica Famosa Latina" has started and we have the latest gossip on who is coming back, exiting and joining the hit Estrella TV show. First off, Niurka Marcos is expected to return and we are sure she will cause more drama, but unfortunately it won't be with Sissi Fleitas. The former "Sábado Gigante" star announced weeks ago that she exited the show after contract negotiations fell through.

"I will not be on the show," she wrote in an Instagram post with fellow cast mates Luzelba Mansour and Sandra Vidal. "We didn't reach an agreement and there are new things in my personal and professional life that now occupy my time. I know that the new casting is coming along great and that they will be able to entertain all of you at the level of production that characterizes 'Rica Famosa Latina.'"

Another member of the cast not returning is Mayeli Rivera, wife of Lupillo Rivera. After her intense fights with Vidal, we won't see any type of resolution between the two. Things during the last season got intense and it would've given audiences closure if they talked things out one last time to agree to disagree. Rivera will be starring on her own reality show on a different network.

Joining the cast of the Estrella TV show for the fifth installment of the series are telenovela stars Scarlet OrtizMimí Lazo and Geraldine Bazán. The latter actress is the wife of "Vino El Amor" heartthrob Gabriel Soto. Maybe we'll get to see the actor in some of the scenes.

It was Bazán that tipped us off that she was joining the show when she posted photos of herself in Niurka shooting scenes in Cuba. 

"Rica Famosa Latina" Season 5 doesn't have a premiere date yet, but fans of the series are excited to see its return. Let's just hope it's a little less violent this year. We all love a good fight and argument, but when it gets bloody... that's taking it a little too far.

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.

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