All is still not well in the land of the Real Housewives.
This time, it’s alleged that producers are considering a major shake-up of the Atlanta Housewives by getting rid of some fan favourites and making bigger stars of some of the newer cast members. And it’s reported the show veterans brought this on themselves by failing to bring real personal drama to the show and instead focusing on other things that made the show boring to watch.
“This season did NOT bring the drama that we thought it would,” an insider told Media Take Out. “The (Real Housewives Of Atlanta) is about real drama, not pretend fights and scripted scenes. The ladies didn’t bring it this season.”
The production insiders claim that Phaedra Parks, Kandi Burruss, and new main cast member Claudia Jordan are safe. While veteran cast member NeNe Leakes and co-stars Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, and Porsha Williams risk being fired.
Previously, producers claimed there was no point in NeNe being on the show anymore as she seems bored, tired and uninterested in continuing to film. A production source explained at the time, “The bosses aren’t happy at all with NeNe, and think she held back during filming of RHOA. It’s obvious to fans that NeNe just doesn’t want to be on the show anymore.” She was also distancing herself and isolating herself from the other women. She has also teased fans repeatedly about a decision to leave the show. However, now MTO suggests that producers may have tired of her antics and made her decision for her.
This isn’t the only Real Housewives franchise that’s struggling with its cast and its ratings. The Real Housewives of New Jersey is considering a shakeup of its cast and firing Teresa Giudice for her diva demands. And the Real Housewives of New York City brought back Bethenny Frankel only for her to be “boring”. And many, many other cast members face the chopping block. In addition, there have been several recent demotions. Ramona Singer was demoted on the RHONY and Porsha Williams has already been demoted on the RHOA for withholding personal information making her story arc boring too (although, getting arrested TWICE in one year is certainly not boring).