Bad News For “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Fans; NeNe and Kim Not Returning
When NeNe Leakes announced that she was not going to be returning for the next season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” many were very sad. She is the one original left on the show and the fact that she was dunzo meant that we had to accept the others that we were left with. But, there seemed to be promising news on the Atlanta front when a NeNe/Kim Zolciak-Biermann spin-off was announced. The two original housewives had a very up and down relationship but they always admitted that they had fun when they were together. That was evident via their adventures.
Kim departed the show upon marrying Atlanta Falcons player Kroy Biermann and the two added four children to her small brood of two daughters, Brielle and Ariana. Kroy ended up adopting the girls and they starred on the spin-off “Don’t Be Tardy” which was from the single that Kim released sans NeNe, despite the two having worked on the song together. But the sun began to shine when Bravo announced that the two would go on a road trip together, entitled “NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches.” Now, we have learned via E! that the show is on hold for the time being but sources are saying it is presumably canceled. Reason: “They’re both in the middle of other projects. There was no way it was going to work.”
NeNe will not be on RHOA as a permanent fixture but is said to pop up once in a blue moon as well as sitting alongside Betty White for the newly revived game show “To Tell the Truth,” hosted by Anthony Anderson. Kim is in the process of wrapping up season four of “Don’t Be Tardy” so that is very consuming plus eldest daughter, Brielle just graduated high school. Though the two had bad blood in the past, NeNe seemed stoked when the show was first announced as she told E!: “Well, one of the things I’m most excited about is working with Kim, just the two of us.” She referred to her Atlanta co-stars as “monsters” so it is no shock that she left. I am still holding out hope that this show will happen but am happy that I will still get to see these fab ladies weekly!