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The Real Housewives of Atlanta is an American reality television series that debuted October 7, 2008,[3] and airs

The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Genre Reality
Starring Current Housewives
  • Shereé Whitfield
    (Seasons 1-4, 8-)
  • Kandi Burruss
    (Season 2-)
  • Phaedra Parks
    (Season 3-)
  • Cynthia Bailey
    (Season 3-)
  • Kenya Moore
    (Season 5- )
  • Porsha Stewart
    (Seasons 5-6, 8-)

Former Housewives

  • DeShawn Snow
    (Season 1)
  • Lisa Wu
    (Seasons 1-2)
  • Kim Zolciak
    (Seasons 1-Mid 5)
  • NeNe Leakes
    (Seasons 1-7)
  • Claudia Jordan
    (Season 7)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 144

on Bravo.[4] It is the third installment of The Real Housewives franchise with a peach serving as a 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, Phaedra Parks, Kenya Moore, and Porsha Stewart 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.[5]

The Real Housewives of Atlanta was renewed for a sixth season on April 2, 2013.[2]. On April 8,2014 the show was confirmed for a seventh season  with the same cast returning.


The show premiered October 7, 2008 and starred Nene Leakes, Kim Zolciak, Sheree Whitfield, Lisa Wu Hartwell, and Deshawn Snow. Kandi Burrus 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, Sheree 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.

Housewives HistoryEdit

Housewives Seasons
1     2        3 4 5       6 7 8
Sherée Whitfield Main Main
Kandi Burruss Main
Cynthia Bailey Main
Phaedra Parks Main
Kenya Moore Main
Porsha Williams Main Recurring Main
Amiyah Scott Main
NeNe Leakes Main
Kim Zolciak Main Mid-Season
Lisa Wu Main Guest
DeShawn Snow Main
Claudia Jordan Main
Marlo Hampton Recurring Guest TBA
Natalie Williams Guest TBA
Mynique Smith Guest TBA
Demetria McKinney Recurring TBA


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
5 24 November 4, 2012 March 31, 2013 April 7, 2013
April 14, 2013
April 21, 2013


This is the first program to have eight housewives at the same time.

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