The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap 11/8/15- Season 8 Premiere- The Shades of It All
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is back for season eight and this comes just days after rumors started to swirl that they were going to have some Southern competition. It looks like the “Real Housewives” franchise is heading to Dallas so if we could get Dallas and Atlanta together, that would be some insane television…and I would love every moment of it.
NeNe Leakes was said that she would not be returning to the show for the eighth season after being one of the only original cast members left. She is the Vicki Gunvalson of Atlanta but then it was confirmed that she and on/off bestie and former RHOA co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann would be doing a reality road trip show together. That was eventually put on hold when Kim joined this season’s cast of “Dancing With the Stars.” Sadly, the “Don’t Be Tardy…” star was forced to withdraw after she had a mini-stroke and it was discovered that she had an issue with her heart. She believes that DWTS saved her life in so many ways. But back to NeNe. The actress/Broadway starlet is now confirmed to return for a handful of episodes, much like Brandi Glanville on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” She will pop in when the story line warrants it.
Big things for this season? Well, of course, Kandi Burruss and husband Todd are expecting their first child together, which was a dream for both of them. I thought they were doing it to save their relationship but I am not them. Along with that, Sheree Whitfield, who departed several seasons ago is back and will go head to head with none other than Kenya Moore! Starting in episode two, we will welcome former “Facts of Life” and “Living Single” star Kim Fields as the latest housewife and I cannot wait to see how she interacts with NeNe. NeNe thinks that she is the richest biatch on the show but let’s not forget the longevity of Fields’ career and the fact that her shows are still in reruns.
On the season eight premiere, a viral video causes drama for Cynthia while Porsha’s boyfriend visits. At the same time, Phaedra adjusts to life as a single mother and Cynthia throws an event to celebrate her eyewear line.
Keep reading to see what happens in the new Hotlanta!