After the massive news that Bravo fired four cast members from its hit "Real Housewives Of New York," more changes are in the works for the franchise -- including a new spin-off show starring Kim Zolciak of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
“Originally the show was to be five African American women but after Bravo met Kim, they insisted she be part of the cast,” an insider tells me. “Kim is a game-changer. She was the first housewife to release a single ["Tardy for the Party"] and just like Bethenny [Frankel], she fell in love and got pregnant while taping the show. She’s the perfect choice for the next lady to get her own show.”
The Atlanta franchise premiered in the fall of 2008, following the Orange County and New York casts, and just one year later became the highest rated show in the franchise and the highest rated reality series on the Bravo network. The season three finale brought in a staggering 4.4 million viewers. Season four filming began in late April and is set to debut later this year.
“Kim’s new show is going to follow the very successful Bethenny formula,” an insider tells me. “A new mom and her fiancé trying to make everything work. Juggling baby, boyfriend and career. But instead of all those trips to a therapist that Bethenny made, expect Kim to work out her problems at the nail salon with friends.”
I can’t wait!
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