The Real Housewives of Atlanta is an American reality television series that debuted October 7, 2008 on Bravo. It is the third installment of the Real Housewives franchise. A peach serves as the symbol for the series, as the state of Georgia is a renowned peach growing area and one of the well-known streets in Atlanta is known as Peachtree Street. The series follows six women living in and around the Metro Atlanta area as they balance their home life, business ventures, and their social calendars as a production crew follows their everyday activities. NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Sheree Whitfield, Kenya Moore, and Porsha Williams serve as the current Real Housewives of Atlanta cast. As of April 2013, The Real Housewives of Atlanta is the highest rated installment of the franchise as well as the most-watched series on the Bravo network.
The show premiered October 7, 2008 and starred Nene Leakes, Kim Zolciak, Shereé Whitfield, Lisa Wu Hartwell, and Deshawn Snow. Kandi Burruss joined the cast, replacing Deshawn Snow, for Season 2 which premiered July 30, 2009. Season 3 premiered October 4, 2010 with new housewives Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey joining with the departure of Lisa Wu Hartwell. Season 4 began taping in April 2011 and premiered November 6, 2011 with the entire Season 3 cast returning and Marlo Hampton joining as a "friend of the housewives". With the fifth season renewal, Shereé Whitfield was not invited back and was replaced by Kenya Moore. Porsha Stewart also joined the cast and Kim Zolciak departed mid season. The show was renewed for a sixth season on April 2, 2013 and has begun taping with the entire Season 5 cast expected to return. It is not clear if Kim Zolciak will return for the sixth season.
Season 8 Edit
Nene Leakes, the remaining original housewife, revealed across her social media profiles on June 29, 2015 that she would not be returning for the eighth season of RHOA as a cast member.
The eighth season premiered on November 8, 2015 garnering a total of 3.7 million viewers.
|Friends of the housewives|
|Season||Episodes||Season premiere||Season finale||Reunion|
|1||8||October 7, 2008||November 18, 2008||November 25, 2008|
|2||16||July 30, 2009||October 22, 2009||October 29, 2009|
November 5, 2009
|3||18||October 4, 2010||January 30, 2011||February 13, 2011|
February 20, 2011
|4||23||November 6, 2011||April 8, 2012||April 15, 2012|
April 19, 2012
April 22, 2012
|24||November 4, 2012||March 31, 2013||April 7, 2013|
April 14, 2013
April 21, 2013
|6||27||November 3, 2013||April 13, 2014||
April 20, 2014
|7||25||November 9, 2014||April 19, 2015||April 26, 2015|
May 3, 2015
May 10, 2015
|8||21||November 8, 2015||March 13, 2016||March 20, 2016
March 27, 2016
April 3, 2016
|9||25||November 6, 2016||April 9, 2017||April 16, 2017
April 23, 2017
April 30, 2017
May 9, 2017
- The first Real Housewives installment to include a a predominantly black cast.
- The first program to have a season that does not include an original housewife as one of its main cast members (with the exit of Nene Leakes).