I enjoyed this season. Nothing interesting happened after episode 2, but it was a pleasant, light watch for the most part. I will give them one more chance to fix things - ratings aside, if a potential season 17 doesn't produce interesting content then the show should be put back on hiatus, and do something fun with the veterans on Peacock.
Heather and Shannon should both return, they're the closest things to anchors at this point. Noella is the breakout star and should also return. Emily and Gina's alliance needs to be split, I'd demote/fire Gina because she was annoying in the back half of the season. Emily at least tried to be interesting this season and drove story. Dr Zzn, I believe, has some potential if - and only if - the reports/rumours about her dodgy business dealings are factual. She could give OC a mini Jen Shah/Erika moment of true crime. Film her with an open contract and edit her out if nothing happens.
Tamra needs to be injected back into this show. What would be great TV is if she gets a The Bitch is Back style campaign to market her return, hashes shit out with Shannon in the first 2 episodes, and then flips on Heather. Tamra & Shannon vs Heather would be a serve, it would make Heather interesting while calling back to season 9.
I'd like to see Noella and Emily team up, they would be a much more fun duo than Gina and Emily. Bring in a friend of Noella's and either another new face (with an interesting story) or Meghan King Edmonds to have them duke it out for another orange. Guest appearances from Vicki, Gretchen, Lizzie, Alexis and Kelly Dodd.