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Real Housewives of Atlanta coming back July 30

Are you looking forward to the 2nd season of "Real Housewives of Atlanta"?

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I know. It seems like they never went away but Bravo is bringing back “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” July 30 at 10 p.m.

Season two was shot here in April and May.

After the nutty first season and the best first-season ratings to date, the Atlanta ladies were overshadowed by “New Jersey,” which just concluded the biggest “Real Housewives” series of the four.

With DeShawn Snow gone for the mortal sin of being boring, the show will feature R&B singer and songwriter Kandi Burruss as the fifth housewife. Sassy Lisa Wu Hartwell, fashion wannabe Sheree Whitfield, Kim “Big Poppa” Zolciak and NeNe “Don’t Mess With Me” Leakes will be back. Based on what we’ve heard, there will be plenty of fireworks and fisticuffs. Because, well, isn’t that what Bravo is paying them six figures to do?

Here are the bios provided by Bravo publicity:

Kandi Burruss – Kandi is a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter who resides in Atlanta with her live-in fiancé and six-year-old daughter Riley. She is a former member of the platinum-selling musical group Xscape, and won a Grammy Award for her work on TLC’s mega hit “No Scrubs.” She has also written music for artists that include Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child and Alicia Keys. Kandi juggles her busy life as a single mom and hard working career woman, but also finds time to let loose on the Atlanta social scene, stepping out with members of the music industry’s elite.

Jumping into the mix as the newest housewife with help from friend Lisa, Kandi wastes no time acclimating herself to the group. Recently engaged to fiancé AJ, she balances being a mom and planning her dream wedding, with launching a solo career and working on a new album.

Kim Zolciak – Vivacious single mom Kim lives in a gated townhouse community in Duluth, Ga. with her two children, Brielle and Ariana. She has her sights set on fame in the music business as a country singer, and is a staple on the Atlanta social scene.

Kim continues to live life out loud. After a somewhat rocky breakup with mysterious boyfriend “Big Poppa,” [well, we know it's Lee Najjar] she vows to enjoy life as a single woman, but her roller coaster relationship with him keeps her love life somewhat complicated. Always on the go, she continues to focus on the daunting task of launching her country music career, with help from new housewife and music artist Kandi, and also decides to create her own line of wigs. Drama rears its ugly head as her somewhat tumultuous relationships with the other housewives continue to evolve.

Lisa Wu Hartwell – Lisa, a resident of a luxurious country club community in Duluth, Ga. and a busy career woman, wears many hats. She owns her own real estate firm, Hartwell & Associates, a jewelry line called Wu Girls, a baby clothing line, Hart 2 Hart Baby, and juggles a budding acting, modeling and writing career. She’s a devoted wife to husband, NFL player Ed Hartwell.

Living a fast-paced life as a mother of three, Lisa’s never-ending energy keeps her on the move. With her real estate business slowing because of the economy, her entrepreneurial spirit kicks in and she decides to launch a clothing line, “Closet Freak.” To her surprise, she finds her biological clock is ticking, and debates expanding her family by having another baby, but Ed’s NFL career might throw a wrench in the plans. Lisa is thrown into the midst of all the drama between the other housewives as old rumors resurface.

NeNe Leakes – NeNe is an outspoken social butterfly and resides in the upscale Duluth area of Atlanta with her two boys, Brice and Brentt, and husband Gregg. She donates her time to various charities and is an advocate against domestic abuse.

NeNe continues to take the world by storm. Busy on the charity circuit preparing for her second annual event for women against domestic violence, she is also dealing with the emotional search for her biological father while taking care of her family. NeNe wrote a book on her life experiences that will be out later this year, in hopes that she can give advice to young women who face difficult issues like she did growing up. While her no-nonsense, tell it like it is approach sometimes gets her in trouble, she continues to explore her ever-evolving friendships with the other housewives, with some dramatic results.

Sheree Whitfield – a single socialite and resident of the exclusive Sandy Springs area of Atlanta, Sheree manages her jam-packed calendar as a working mother to three children – Tierra, Kairo and Kaleigh. She is opening a new chapter in her busy life as a mom while balancing her business endeavors and social life.

Coming off a much-publicized divorce, Sheree is ready to put the past behind her and focus on being a single mom and entrepreneur. To celebrate her new life, she delves into her work, with her “She by Sheree” fashion line moving along nicely and preparations underway for a major fashion show to debut the line. With encouragement from her friends, Sheree debates jumping back into the dating game, and her relationships with some of the other housewives take a surprising turn.

148 comments Add your comment

Kim

June 23rd, 2009
2:18 pm

Duluth & Sandy springs =/= Atlanta

Mike Hunt

June 23rd, 2009
2:23 pm

Let’s see..

1. Kim is NOT married.
2. Sheree is NOT married.
3. Kandi is NOT married.

Someone please explain to me how this is a show about “Housewives” I’m sorry, there is a definite difference and social dynamic to actually being married. These women would carry themselves much differently if they were married.

This show has nothing to do with being housewives. Those ladies out there watching on TV should feel irritated that Bravo continually pumps up all these shows as if the women were married.

This is like Miss Sophia (Tranny) on the V-103 show talking about womens’ issues.

Patrice

June 23rd, 2009
2:24 pm

I guess Bravo really need the ratings to bring this trash back. This show sucks and need to go off the air its a disgrace to Atlanta

Michelle

June 23rd, 2009
2:26 pm

This clothing line Sheree is coming out with when is it coming? I wonder if she knows there is already a “SHE” clothing line out “She Safari” outdoor apparel.

CJ

June 23rd, 2009
2:30 pm

The “Real” Real Housewives of Atlanta are boring. They drive Honda minivans, play tennis at the country club, and shuttle their children around to private schools. *yawn*

The Sorta Formerly a Housewife of Atlanta are way more entertaining, but not appropriately titled. The Real Foreclosed-upon Socialites of Atlanta doesn’t roll off the tongue.

Haywood Jablowmie

June 23rd, 2009
2:31 pm

None of these women are ’socialites’, only a couple are wives, and not one of them actually lives in Atlanta. I don’t begrudge them their 15 minutes, and I actually enjoy watching some of them, although Sheree is the most pretentious woman I have ever seen. It is a joke that she lives in ‘exclusive’ Sandy Springs, since she is a RENTER. She ain’t got a pot to *** in, and really she is too much of a desperate wannabe. I turn off the show when she comes on, I can’t stand it. NeNe is great! I like her the most. She seems normal, and her family really loves her.

Kevin

June 23rd, 2009
2:33 pm

Yes, please bring back another season of the “Really Ghetto Trashwives” to help lift up the image of our fine city.

IRISH25

June 23rd, 2009
2:39 pm

This show makes our town look trashy!!!

JUSTME

June 23rd, 2009
2:40 pm

IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE SHOW, DON’T WATCH IT…IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE WOMEN…DON’T WASTE ENERGY TALKING ABOUT THEM…GET A LIFE AND TRY TO BECOME SOMEONE OTHER THAN A BEHIND THE SCREEN HATER!!!!!

Sarah

June 23rd, 2009
2:46 pm

Newsflash, the name of the show has been changed to:

SECTION 8 Housewives of Atlanta :)

Magiday

June 23rd, 2009
2:51 pm

The Housewives of NJ had a single woman in it too and she was a criminal. Not to mention those were all “families”. Notice how they seem to pay for a lot of stuff with cash.

non-stop

June 23rd, 2009
2:52 pm

Whoop-de-do!

Omar

June 23rd, 2009
2:56 pm

The sad thing too me is that people think that White women
can only be socialites. Atlanta is full of prominent and
powerful African-American who came from nothing. I agree
with JUSTME, if you have a problem with the show then do
not watch the show. Simple and plain.

jackal11726

June 23rd, 2009
2:58 pm

Are they really putting this Crap back on TV. It must be a real joke.

Omar

June 23rd, 2009
2:59 pm

Hey SARAH. You are a hater. You are just mad cause you
can’t have their lifestyle. Get a life. TODAY!!!!!

arlene

June 23rd, 2009
2:59 pm

New Jersey Housewives was the shortest of all of the “Housewife”series….but it was the BEST!

party pooper

June 23rd, 2009
3:01 pm

hey omar, blah blah blah

Mr. R

June 23rd, 2009
3:14 pm

I thought the program is “Housewives of Atlanta”? Why they have these ho’s and mistresses perpetrating as a housewife? Producer, please change the name to “Not married Sluts of Atlanta”

oldatlantater

June 23rd, 2009
3:25 pm

Who the heck cares about these people. I think it makes the black community happy to see them on TV as actually having money and not being in some crap hole. This makes Atlanta (or, excuse, Sandy Springs or Duluth) look awful.

yawnola

June 23rd, 2009
3:28 pm

I know Kandi personally and she will not make a good fit for this show. Her personality is very sweet, but she will not provide the drama the producers want. In fact, she and DeShawn Snow have similar personalities. She will be very boring on this show. Trust me. Too bad Usher’s soon to be ex wife, Tameka Foster, didn’t agree to do the show. She is drama all day and all night.

Eric

June 23rd, 2009
3:41 pm

Bravo really needs to update their profiles on NeNe and Sheree. Sheree’s house was foreclosed on and sold and NeNe got evicted from her house in Duluth! I still love them though, hehe.

brownsugar

June 23rd, 2009
3:43 pm

I don’t have a problem with the show I actually like to watch it.

But has anyone noticed that in the Housewives of Orange County, NY, and Jersey not one of the housewives is African American.

So why would a mix-up have to come about, when doing the Housewives of Atlanta?

The other shows didn’t mix up the flavor, so to speak.

Even though Kim states that she a Black woman trapped in a white body. That doesn’t make her black!!!!

Just something to think about. Hmmmmm!

Omar

June 23rd, 2009
3:44 pm

Party Pooper. Do u wanna be like Me or what?
A-Town Baby.

Uncle Tom

June 23rd, 2009
3:54 pm

Hmm, only three answers to pick from. How come a simple “NO” couldn’t be one of them?

r u serious

June 23rd, 2009
3:54 pm

This show is merely entertainment; somebody watches it- because they brought it back. Yes not just white women are socialites; I agree. However, I don’t think Kim Zolciak, Sheree Whitfield, and NeNe Leakes are socialites. Maybe Lisa Wu Hartwell, but thats a strong maybe. I have seen Kim Zolciak out and about and frankly she is pretty scary looking and VERY RUDE and SNOBBISH. For what reason I am not sure. It’s ashame about Sheree’s home; although she said on last season’s show she did not live on a budget and dropping big bucks on clothes and shoes was not a big deal. Maybe not, but clearly her priorities are screwed up. NeNe got evicted; Deshawn got the boot and Lisa is really rather boring. People that are “socialites” do not need to advertise how much money he/she has or who they are bed hopping with. Real money is quite and large; new money is loud and obnoxious.

party pooper

June 23rd, 2009
4:00 pm

OMAR, i dont even know what that is supposed to mean. could you rephrase that in english?

Erin

June 23rd, 2009
4:01 pm

Hahahahahahaha, now THIS is funny. Nice call, Sarah!

“Newsflash, the name of the show has been changed to:

SECTION 8 Housewives of Atlanta”

Nothing but pretentious trash on this show. At least they represent what this city has turned into over the last 10 years… It’s sadly not that far off base. I’m getting the hell out of dodge as a result.

Won'tBeWatching

June 23rd, 2009
4:02 pm

I tried watching this show, but I like the Real Housewives of Orange County. They are my favorite of all. The RHNYC is next. The New Jersey wives are just enjoying their husbands money. Orange County Housewives are ballers, they do a lot of traveling which the other show housewives do not.

david

June 23rd, 2009
4:08 pm

What is a knee-knee or a Nay-Nay? My only wish is that people do not think these are typical atlanta women!! They are money grubbing hoes.

What's the Point?

June 23rd, 2009
4:10 pm

As an African American women I do feel that could have found a better mix of elite, professonal “married” women (Black or White) to represent the ATL – women who have lives that don’t derive from someone elses money – Lisa did have the smarts to get her realty license and start her own business (es) – she made her own path – the others had a few coins due to who they married – people with real wealth don’t act like Kim, Nene and Sheree – I didn’t watch the show but did follow the blogs about them -

Erin

June 23rd, 2009
4:14 pm

OMAR, I laugh in your general direction. Who would want to live like them? Run credit cards up so high they have filed bankruptcy, or foreclosed? Ha. Please. These women lack class and brains on every level.

TRISI

June 23rd, 2009
4:15 pm

I agree with brownsugar…we all know how she got the job…she took some classes from Monica Lewinski …..

brownsugar

June 23rd, 2009
4:21 pm

Thanks Trisi you get were I am coming from :)

party pooper

June 23rd, 2009
4:23 pm

brown sugar is a closet uncle tom

2time

June 23rd, 2009
4:29 pm

I love this show for what it is, ENTERTAINMENT. Real Ghetto Trash, Section 8 Left overs. It really is a stich, Atlanta and the country is LAUGHING at you, and thats what Bravo wants. Foreclosures, Evictions, Adultry, Poor Financial Decisions, Divorce, Total Failure in Life, No Morals, Low Self Esteem, Lies, Fraud, all the things these Tramps embody. No wonder no one has picked the to share life with. It all equals= LOOOOOOSSSSEEERRRRRSSSSS.

Decatur housewife

June 23rd, 2009
4:29 pm

Ok people, all the housewives from each city or off the chain! I saw a snippet of the New Jersey housewives and they weren’t a class act either so lay off the Atlanta Housewives. Just because they’re black doesn’t mean they have to be sluts, ho’s or whatever. The only one sleeping with someone else’s husband is OMG! The white one!

Oh how I wish the new wife would have been Tameka Foster! Then the ATL Housewives would have been off the chain! Also, just because they don’t live in the city doesn’t mean they can’t be Atlanta Housewives. Everyone who lives in the metro area consider themselves from Atlanta, but who really wants to live there?

Alison

June 23rd, 2009
4:29 pm

To all of you who are tring to bad mouth the Housewives, please get a life and find something to do. If it was a group of white hoes yall would be all for it….everytime a black women has spme business about herself or if she is doing good, a MuthaF%$#*& always gotta hate!Or if that was you or a member of your family your asses wouldnt have nothing bad to say. Another thing just because they are BLACK all you white ass haters can talk about is Section 8! is that all you think of black people?? Excuse me for stepping on your pale ass toes but we too can have expensive sh** and get it the honest way…..working our asses off! Stop being so damn racist, yall just mad cause in the words of young jeezy, “My President is black”…. you know the rest Honkies!!!!

brownsugar

June 23rd, 2009
4:31 pm

NO UNCLE TOM HERE MAYBE YOU WANT TO RE-READ WHAT I WROTE AND READ WHAT LITTLE MS WHITESUGA WROTE BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY COMMENTS (PARTY POOPER. ARE BETTER YET STICK THE CONVERSATION THAT YOU WAS HAVE WITH THE OTHER BLOGGER

Steve

June 23rd, 2009
4:35 pm

Mike Hunt – That was the best that Bravo could do with the ATL they couldn’t get any other celebrities to do it. Everyone knows that reality tv = DIVORCE!

Uncle Tom

June 23rd, 2009
4:36 pm

“Because, well, isn’t that what Bravo is paying them six figures to do?”

…six figures all together you mean.

Alison

June 23rd, 2009
4:38 pm

Now I will sit back and watch all of the negative comebacks…..Yall know yall always try to find a way to make a black person look bad but guess what I dont care what you say we all the same just different skin color. We came in this world the same way and when we die its either heaven or hell and thats for everybody….you choose your own road. If its so much of trash….like people have said before in the comments…dont watch it, find something else on your tube to look at. They shouldnt even be worth your “PRECIOUS” time….you people are alone with no husband/wife…..miserable and hating cause these ladies can get somebody……

party pooper

June 23rd, 2009
4:39 pm

allison is a racist

CJ

June 23rd, 2009
4:43 pm

If Bravo is paying them “six figures”, maybe they paid them in advance so that they could afford to be rich and fabulous in time for the cameras to start filming!

2time

June 23rd, 2009
4:43 pm

P.S. It’s not a Black/White thing, it’s a socially, morally, ethically, spiritually thing you idiot (Alison). Now go have another kid out of weddlock so you can collect more government aid. The DUMBING DOWN of America.

Not-a-watcher

June 23rd, 2009
4:48 pm

I have never seen the show but Ne-Ne was in Barnecles Duluth last night with her father …Ooops husband last night. (The Bartender told me) She kept on her sunglasses like she was “high-profile” and hid up in the corner of the booth. I don’t think the 6 digits Bravo paid her is going to far…I mean come on it was $ .35 wings/shrimp & oyster night!!! She was at Barnecles Duluth not a Kyma or Nava in Buckhead! She is not different that another other ex-stripper…LOL!

2time

June 23rd, 2009
4:57 pm

P.S.S., People who have money, don’t show,flauntor talk about it. Only stupid ones do. Look how these Tramps financial lives are turning out. They will be even worse off in the near future. Just wait and see. None of them will have a nice retirement in 15 years. They will be living in a run down section 8 apartment, waiting on the government check, yelling at the invisible neighbor to turn down the music. Telling the mailman how the were pretty a long time ago and that the were famous on a show about Atlant’s housewives, but no one wanted to be married to them. Then they awake to the nightmare of there real nightmare, there life.

bp

June 23rd, 2009
4:59 pm

FOR ALL THE HATERS ON THIS BLOG ALL THE HOUSEWIVES HAVE NOT BEEN MARRIED IN THE PAST. LETS LOOK AT ALL THE SINGLE HOUSEWIVES ON THE ORANGE COUNTY SHOW. TAMMY FROM ORANGE COUNTY HAD ALSO LOST EVERYTHING AND WAS LIVING IN JEANA’S EXTRA HOUSE. SO DO NOT MAKE IT A RACE THING IT HAPPENS TO EVERYONE.

Jasmine

June 23rd, 2009
5:01 pm

Yawnola, I agree with you. Kandi will not be a good fit on this show. I wish she had her own show portraying her thing, without the rest of the wanna-bee baggage. She is a nice person and doesn’t deserve to be rendered to the level of the rest of them.

JT

June 23rd, 2009
5:02 pm

The women of “Real Housewives of ATL” are fabulous. Yea, they may not have “old” money and have to work hard to maintain their lifestyle, but they do a good job at doing what Black women have always done: beating the odds. Kandi will bring a different type of “royalty” to the show while the other ladies will continue to bring the drama and laughs we ALL enjoyed. Kudos on Season 2, much success on your endeavors and we look forward to prosperous futures!

malika

June 23rd, 2009
5:03 pm

the problem that i have with this show is that they should have gotten black women with REAL wealth, not these broke pretenders. on one of the other seasons they showed a woman buying a yacht and when she was told that the price tag was a million dollars, she didn’t eve flinch. that is REAL wealth. being able to buy a boat that you’re only going to visit occasionally that costs a mil shows what you’re working with. there are many women in atlanta that have that kind of money. but then again, those women are too classy to show their behinds on tv the way these chicks do.