VH1 has confirmed the season 3 cast of "Love & Hip Hop." See who stayed from season 2 and get a peek at the newbies.

    "Love & Hip Hop" has returned to New York! Production of season 3 is underway as Erica Mena and Rich Dollaz were spotted shooting scenes last week.

    Fans of the show know to expect some major changes in the cast lineup as at least four members of the cast left at the end of last season. Chrissy Lampkin, Jim Jones, Nancy Jones and Emily Bustamante now star in the spin-off series, "Chrissy & Mr. Jones."

    It’s not clear whether Somaya Reece wanted to return. She wasn’t featured much on "Love & Hip Hop" on season 2 and suggested that her lack of drama was the reason for the limited screen time. There’s also no word on whether Kimbella, who delivered a daughter earlier this year, will be back.

    That meant VH1 had more than a few slots on the cast roster to fill for season 3 even though Yandy Smith, Olivia Longott, Rich Dollaz and Erica were all slated to return. Today the network revealed who viewers will be watching when "Love & Hip Hop" returns on January 7.

    Flip through the slideshow below to see all of the season 3 cast, old and new.

    —Sonya Eskridge