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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ season three will keep the same five ladies, doesn’t preclude a sixth

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" season 3 cast keeps the same five women

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Bravo has decided to stick with what worked season two, keeping “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast the same.

So for better or worse, we get to see Lisa Wu Hartwell, NeNe Leakes, Sheree Whitfield, Kandi Burruss and Kim Zolciak again. (Season two featured DeShawn Snow dumped and Burruss added, a net positive from most people’s perspective.)


Production starts soon for season three and will likely begin airing in late summer, early fall.

The release below is worded in a way that it doesn’t preclude them from adding a sixth housewife. Among the candidates that have been bandied about: model Sybrinia Dean Stupart, model Cynthia Bailey, attorney Phaedra Parks and actress Victoria Rowell. Jonathan Jaxson, former Zolciak rep, said he heard Parks was the likeliest candidate.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” returns for season 3 with last season’s complete cast intact – Kandi Burruss, Lisa Wu Hartwell, NeNe Leakes, Sheree Whitfield, Kim Zolciak. The docu-series follows these five glamorous southern belles as they balance motherhood, demanding careers and a fast-paced social calendar, and shows what life is like in ‘Hotlanta.’ “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is produced by True Entertainment for Bravo. Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Matt Anderson, Lauren Eskelin and Marci Mule serve as Executive Producers.

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March 10th, 2010
4:54 pm

Should have gotten rid of Sheree.


March 10th, 2010
5:21 pm

They should add another white woman.


March 10th, 2010
5:29 pm

And add a person of color to the other all white cast?


March 10th, 2010
5:36 pm

I LUV the fact that all of my fav. housewives will be back for season 3, I CAN’T WAIT I LUV MY ATLANTA WIVES!!!! Hey JJ if they do what 2 add another person give them my name, I WOULD LUV 2 PLAY WITH MY GALS!!!!


March 10th, 2010
6:07 pm

Would be nice if they were all housewives.

yes baby

March 10th, 2010
6:08 pm

They should have added a new housewife because the ones they have are not housewives from Atlanta. Lisa Sweat Hartwell is busy trying to get into the movie industry, maybe if your young husband wasn’t washed up, you could do some movies. I think Lisa is sick that her and Keith got a divorce. Maybe next time, she will pick a basketball or baseball player. There is will be no next time, she is too old (41).

Love this Show

March 10th, 2010
6:11 pm

Love, love, love this show. I do not care about the negative comments this article will generate, but just think the show is funny and entertaining; if nothing else – mindless humor.


March 10th, 2010
6:14 pm

@ yes baby… You got that right, Lisa done picked a lame, and them checks from Keith starting to dry up. Hey Bravo!!! You should rename the show…Down And Out In the A.T.L . Yeah throw in Usher as a special guest star.. And have an episode where they all take a field trip to the Joint, to visit. Add a few Shemales from Ponce to the cast, to keep it well rounded and you are representing A.T.L. to the fullest… Can ya WU. WU. WU…..PEACE


March 10th, 2010
6:29 pm

Chris: I would love to see a black woman on the housewives of orange county.

luv wheat bread

March 10th, 2010
6:38 pm

Kandi… I’m still waiting!


March 10th, 2010
6:41 pm

And Dwight of course…the 6th ‘Real’ Housewife’…love him so. ;-) What’s this I hear about a Dwight-esqe person in the DC Housewives?????


March 10th, 2010
6:42 pm

And Dwight! What’s this I hear about a Dwight-esqe Housewife on the DC version, hmmmmm?


March 10th, 2010
6:51 pm

These broads are all complete scum of the earth. The sooner this show is canceled the better. And the sooner they’re all run out of Georgia the better.


March 10th, 2010
6:52 pm

HOUSEWIFE means you are a WIFE and you keep the house. If none of these hoes are married, how is the show named “Real Housewives”????

reese cup

March 10th, 2010
6:55 pm

All the cast members are fine except that darn Sheree, she really needs a replacement along with her attitude.


March 10th, 2010
6:58 pm

HOW ABOUT ADDING SOME MARRIED WOMEN!!! Lisa is the only one married. NeNe is really separated but remain married only for the show. Then you have 3 babymamas.


March 10th, 2010
7:00 pm

Is Sheree dating Chris Tucker and if so will he be aired on the new season and I heard Sharee had a daughter when she was 15yrs old and thedaughter is now appox 23 and sheree call her daughter her best friend not recognizing that she is her mother whats up with that /


March 10th, 2010
7:00 pm

I would like to see some real housewives. Kandi, Sheree and Kim,I am sorry it’s tv but these women are not anyone wives. I likely will again not tune in because its nothing but drama for ratings not real housewives. Yeah Shawna Snow was boring but at least she was a real housewives. This show just makes Atlanta look bad with all this drama mess. Please hate cause I am disappointed to see this mess


March 10th, 2010
7:16 pm

You all act like the other cities are made up of all married women. News flash they’re NOT!!!!!!


March 10th, 2010
7:40 pm

I don’t really understand how people can see Ed Hartwell is a loser. He is THE nicest husband of ALL of the Housewives shows.


March 10th, 2010
7:49 pm

Ed…. my my my… is the finest husband, love interest, etc. on the show. Please let us see more of him in those biking shorts…. yessssssssssssss!

Robin Huud

March 10th, 2010
7:50 pm

They should do the right thing and go off the air. What stupidiity; these ladies really think they are movie stars. Eventually they will realize they are simply laughing stock for the country. Once a fool, always a foo..

Love It!

March 10th, 2010
7:54 pm

hey lisa wu! girl i love your clothing line and i can’t wait to see what happens this season….

make sure they bring back ed! that man is sooooooooooooooooooooo fine.

L. Christine

March 10th, 2010
8:16 pm

Let Kim go! Just Please let’TTT her GO!! Ya’ll need a better, more real White Chick, Um, call me. Shoud’nt ‘Housewives Be MaRRRied”?

L. Christine
Mini-Apple MN

Bailey L.

March 10th, 2010
8:30 pm

I agree with the statement someone posted below. A ‘housewife’ is first a WIFE and she keeps the house. There have been so many rumors recently about who of these ‘housewives’ are actually married and who actually have a house. It’s kind of sad. A trainwreck to be exact. Is it too much to ask for a program that shows women, both black and white, who are successfully managing their career and/or their family? Also @ Laurie – Sheree is not dating Chris. They were both at the same event, took a picture together, and the media ran with it. The both made statements stating that they are two friends who happened to be at the same event. I guess the show will tell. Also, who in their right mind would enter into a relationship with either Sheree or Kim knowing in advance what they are about (e.g. $$$$). But that’s my opinion and we’re all entitled to our own…


March 10th, 2010
8:35 pm

Are there any white women left in da ATL? As long as they show Lisa’s husband’s fine butt, I’ll watch.

Andre Smith

March 10th, 2010
8:49 pm

Nobody with class or big money from Atlanta would go on this show let alone associate with these 5 women. A proud adulter, a former exotic dancer with a bad attitude, a NFL ex wife who has a checkered past of arrests for theft, another NFL wife who had her house foreclosed on, and a woman with horrible taste in men.


March 10th, 2010
8:52 pm

How about dumpin’ this mess and bring back the Bullwinkle and Rocky Show!


March 11th, 2010
10:10 am

Does anyone like Victoria Rowell for the sixth housewife, if they add another one?


March 11th, 2010
10:14 am

I bet none of them were virgins on their wedding nights and are probably all carriers of some type of disease or another.

Rule .303

March 11th, 2010
10:51 am

I love watching this show because it serves to reinforce stereotypes of black women and cross-dressing white men (Kim).

The only character this show is missing is a fat, Cadillac-driving, fried chicken-eating black woman…the car having a disabled parking permit would top it all.

Brian Lamar

March 11th, 2010
12:22 pm

Well all I have to say is my client Mariah HuQ was one of the top finalists for the last housewife and she would have brought true class to this show.. She is a doctors wife, mother of two, and her husband is pakistani so they really added a differnt perspective to the show. I think the show is classless and really makes the women of Atlanta look bad..But I will watch nevertheless, I like to see the women act like high-school-cat-fighting-hood-rats..I’m kinda glad they couldn’t break the contract with Sheree, my client did not need to be apart of this drama!

Propeller 1375

March 11th, 2010
12:43 pm

This show is a complete mess filled with SINGLE, classless women who should be on the Rehab show with Dr. Drew. Perhaps he could pound some sense into these woman about the true meaning of life. I am embarrassed to say I am from Atlanta. I watch all of the other Real Housewife shows and NONE of them are as hidious as this one. These women need help not exploitation! Put some REAL housewives who have a decent lifestyle on the show and perhaps it will be more believable. Perhaps REAL woman would not go on a show like this?

Mike Hunt

March 11th, 2010
12:59 pm

I’d like to give Kim the ol “Alabama Hot Pocket”

VoiceOf Reason

March 11th, 2010
1:17 pm

@ Propeller 1375

The Real Housewives of Jersey are much bigger trainwrecks than these. Even I couldn’t watch that mess and I love senseless reality shows.

I would also like to see more diversity on this show, but then again, THIS show is more diverse than any of the other three locations.


March 11th, 2010
3:20 pm

I really dont care about the show, but I must say, I have seen some recent pics of Kandi…. Girl you can definetly get it!!!!!!!!!
You are fine GA peach!!!!!!


March 11th, 2010
3:54 pm

I didn’t realize that Victoria Rowell lived in Atlanta. They should have dropped Sheree and brought her on. It would be nice to have someone on the show who is REAL and not “Faking the funk”.


March 11th, 2010
4:07 pm

I hope they add model Cynthia Bailey. She will add some class to the show!


March 12th, 2010
12:54 pm

Can they warn us where they will be filming so we can make sure not to be anywhere around?


March 14th, 2010
11:28 pm

This cast is by far the best of the Housewife shows. The OC girls are lightweights. The NY girls are flat out boring and ugly. I don’t even remember the Jersey season.


March 16th, 2010
5:03 pm

I think they made a good decision by keeping the same housewives because we know we’re gonna see drama from all of them except Kandi of course (love ya girl), and sorry for your lost. We all know Ne-Ne is gonna run that BIG ASS trap of hers until the end of time wheather she’s on or off the camera sooo they may as well keep her on board. Sheree, well, she’s not a big deal, we all know how ppl act when they’re not use to spending money black or white so she’s gonna do that and still think she’s hot shyt anyways…with that being said maybe they should’ve replaced her, she doesn’t bring anything to the table. Lisa….LAME!! Scary, messy, all of the above! I don’t think she likes Ne-Ne but is afraid of not being her friend cause she might embarrsse her with her country ass, and Kim, she’s not really a problem. Ne-Ne, Lisa, and sometimes Sheree (more Ne-Ne), makes her out to be the problem.She didn’t have a problem being friends with Kandi did she?!


March 18th, 2010
7:32 pm

What I dont understand is why is everybody all anti-ATL housewives? There is nothing wrong with the show at all. Nobody says that these women need to rep total ATL. It is just a version or part perspective of the area. To me they each have their issues and are all beautiful in their own way! All Ya’ll need to go take a deep sh…in the camole and get rid of that deep stress and bitterness! What the f….wrong with ya’ll down here? Must be all that pollution, dirty water and farm-raised seafood ya’ll eatin’!Need some of that fresh cold water sh…..The show is the truth and I am a true fan! It is true though that the show’s title is housewives and about 3 of them are not even that AND they could add one more to the game! It has been good and i look forward to Season 3!

J jerry

March 20th, 2010
10:15 pm

This is a great show, with a great cast…I love Victoria Rowell so if I can’t have her back on Y@R please sign her to this show!!!!!!


April 10th, 2010
2:41 pm

The Atlanta housewives are my favorite…but I do love the Orange county wives too..but I am starting to have withdrawals from My Atlanta housewives !!! Can’t wait for season 3!!!!!!


April 18th, 2010
12:05 am

Can’t wait for season 3. Luv NeNe (she be keepin it real, no sugga coating nothing) funny as hell!! I can hang with her anyday, anytime! Kim a getwittttt? She was press to be friend Khandi, act like she hated NeNe, then kisses NeNe’s But at the end of the show. To much flip-floppin going on. ? Does Kim look like a man, or is it me trippin. Sharee is ugly (a hot mess) with out her makeup on and ghetto to. I can chill with Khandi. Lisa (UHMMMMM) don’t know if I will hang out with her.


April 22nd, 2010
4:02 pm

For all you HATERS don’t hate the Players hate the game. It’s only a show, and a very entertaining one. My friends and I have a ATL/EC Housewives Club. We all get together cook and watch the show and at the end we discuss it. WE LOVE ALL YOU GIRLS + DWIGHT………… Keep doing what you do.


April 23rd, 2010
7:26 pm

when is season 3 coming out ,.. im geting diffrent answer dose anyone kno


April 24th, 2010
9:36 am



April 24th, 2010
9:40 am

DEE I hear ya! All other housewives shows were flat out BORING! Especially the NY one. I think I watched 1 episode and couldn’t watch anymore. At least these ladies have charisma and flavour!


April 24th, 2010
1:02 pm

this photo is priceless. Glad to see trashbag Kim and money grubbing Sheree in the back where they belong. I’m losing favor with Nene but she is the E in entertainment. Lisa’s ability to be cast in the show has to be running out faster than her money. And last but most, Kandi is the only one with hope for the city of Atlanta, she is REAL and not an embarrassment. I’m only upset with her for being behind the production of that wretched Kim song.