While I do agree a shake up is needed.. I definitely think there are a few current and old faces that are needed.
Viewer displeasure with the current season of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ has been very loud and clear and at this point, it seems to be the general consensus is that it may have been the worst season of the franchise to date.
Even Housewives have echoed that reaction in interviews about the season. Kenya Moore for example has been very vocal over the last few weeks as she complained about axed scenes, omission of key storylines (such as the launch of her Kenya Moore Haircare Spa), and the almost-universally panned casting of Marlo Hampton as a full-time peach-holder. There has even petitions started demanding the the current producers are fired and it sounds like Bravo is definitely listening, but they’re planning a completely different shake up that I don’t think anyone saw coming.
According to LoveBScott who is known for having the inside scoop on all things RHOA, execs have heard the complaints and are plotting a reboot – similar to the recent ‘Real Housewives of New York.’ Per the report, the decision to recast the show was allegedly made during the taping of the upcoming season 15 reunion and the wheels are said to be in motion already, with them being on the lookout for a new group of peach holders.
It’s said that no existing Housewives are believed to be desired retain their peach. However, there is a chance that “one or two” may be drawn upon for demoted positions as “friends of the show.”
It’s also alleged that in addition to the consistent negative feedback, there’s a few other factors leading to this casting clean out as well. Allegedly Kenya Moore and Kandi Burruss (who is the highest-paid Housewife across all franchises) command a per-episode fee that is on par with what the stars of the rebooted RHONY are making for their entire season.
It goes without saying that RHOA has been in desperate need of…something. However I can’t say I agree with ALL the ladies going. Personally I’d love a throwback cast of Kenya, NeNe, Kim, Sheree, Kandi, Porsha and maybe a few new faces but I doubt that’ll ever happen. What do you guys think?