Could The Real Housewives of Atlanta peaches be getting canned?
According to reports producers are ready to give the Bravo reality show a makeover and are demanding major casting changes.
“A major shakeup is coming to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Before the women filmed their recent reunion, they were told that they should expect a big change with the franchise moving forward,” a source tells Entertainment Tonight. “They hinted at a reboot like New York got, but it also could be moving forward with only a couple of the current stars. The cast is on edge about their future and has no idea where the network plans to go. Although their ratings are still strong, the network is listening to fans and their desire for a change.”
A second source, however, tells ET no decisions have been made and likely won’t be made until after the reunion airs.
“Nothing official has been decided,” a source told Page Six, blaming the reports on “fan feedback” that has suggested some viewers would like to see a change ahead of Season 16.
Lovebscott was the first to report on the cast changes. According to the site, producers are “demanding fresh new peaches after a disastrous season 15.”
Sources say production made the call to overhaul the entire show at some point during the taping of the season 15 reunion.
A source close to production tells us that Bravo is beyond thrilled with the reception of the recently rebooted ‘Real Housewives of New York,’ so they’re fully onboard with production’s decision to recast ‘RHOA.’ The network is also very pleased with the upcoming seasons of ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ and ‘Married to Medicine.’
Casting for fresh new peaches is already underway. We’re told production has been quietly reaching out to managers and agents looking for new girls. There’s no interest in bringing back any old faces either — not Porsha Guobadia nor Kim Zolciak.
While production is looking for all-new peaches, it is possible that “one or two” peaches stick around as friends similar to the revamped ‘Real Housewives of Miami’ — it all depends on how casting goes. It’s possible that ‘RHOA’ could go on a brief hiatus to give them extra time to get casting just right.
Bravo nor production company Truly Original have commented on reports of a shakeup or reboot.
Kenya Moore however has been very outspoken about her issues with production, alleging they showed favoritism to other cast members this season and edited out the soft opening of her salon.
Presenting the soft opening of @kenyamoorehairspa that was deleted from the finale. thank you #teamtwirl for getting LOUD so I can be SEEN. Thank you for seeing me #thesemotherfuckersaintstoppingme #RHOA #kenya @BravoTV pic.twitter.com/NcVPGNjBE5
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) August 28, 2023
During her interview with Carlos King she also admitted to going off on production during the cast trip in Portugal.
Part 1 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 15 reunion airs on Sunday, Sept. 3
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