As earlier reports noted, Lisa Wu Hartwell has been relegated to “recurring” status (like Dwight Eubanks) for season three starting Monday, October 4 at 9 p.m. So she is no longer in the cast photo, which Entertainment Weekly got today:
From left to right, it’s Phaedra Parks, NeNe Leakes, Shereé Whitfield, Cynthia Bailey, Kim Zolciak, and Kandi Burruss.
Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey (right), as noted months ago, are the new cast members.
I can’t embed the code but here’s a link to Bravo’s website with a juicy two-minute trailer for the upcoming season featuring plenty of potentially fun plot elements.
In the trailer, you see NeNe Leakes struggling with her marriage with Gregg, denying she was cheating on him. (”I have never done you wrong!” she yells at him. “Ever!”) She also tries out some entertainment reporting with WXIA-TV, whose anchors pop up. (”These things can ruin your career,” anchor Karyn Greer tells NeNe, likely referencing her relationship issues.)
According to the press release Bravo released at 3:04 p.m., Kandi Burruss recovers from A.J.’s death last fall and rebuilds her relationship with her cancer-stricken father. Her Capitol Records deal had fallen through so she had signed with a new label and is working on her album. Kim Zolciak works with Kandi on her music career and tour. (”Kim has one single and she’s acting like Lady Gaga,” Kandi notes in the trailer.) Sheree Whitfield pursues acting after her She By Sheree fashion efforts died and dates a doctor.
Parks is an entertainment lawyer with ties to Dwight and Kandi. She’s pregnant and married to a younger man Apollo, who has a prison record for a white collar crime (”He’s no different from Martha Stewart and people need to get over it,” Parks says testily). Bailey is a model who is about to get married to her boyfriend. She has ties with NeNe.
The trailer also shows a big verbal argument between Kim and NeNe.