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Bravo in talks to do spin-off shows for Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes

CREDIT: Bravo/Wilford Harewood

CREDIT: Bravo/Wilford Harewood

Bravo is in talks with Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes to do spin-off shows, according to two sources who are familiar with the negotiations but not authorized to talk about them.

Kim’s show would be about her life with Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann and her new baby, due soon.

NeNe’s show would be about her efforts to break into Hollywood after moving to Los Angeles later this year.

But if these two shows are to come to fruition, Bravo would also like to keep at least one on the “Real Housewives” show. Kim and NeNe are arguably the most prominent stars on the cast after three seasons.

The problem: their last blow-up season three makes it clear the two no longer trust each other, much less like each other. This dynamic must be creating challenges for  Bravo producers shooting season four since they want to maximize interaction among the six cast members while Kim and NeNe probably want to spent as little time face to face as possible.

Production for season four of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” started earlier this month, including a baby shower for Kim.

At least one new cast member is being considered, just in case Kim and/or NeNe leave the show for good. Bethenny Frankel of “Real Housewives of New York” fame left that show and was able to parlay her fame and brand into her own Bravo show “Bethenny Ever After.”

There are signs Bravo has reached a “Housewives” saturation point with seven renditions so far: Orange County, Beverly Hills, New York, New Jersey, Miami, Atlanta and D.C. Bravo’s boss Andy Cohen has said no more new “Housewives’ franchises for now but he has not precluded spin offs. Recently, “The Real Housewives of D.C.’ became the first franchise to be canceled. “Miami” recently debuted but did only moderately well.

Right now, Atlanta is the most popular of them all, averaging close to four million viewers per week per new episode.

NeNe is currently riding on a wave of publicity due to her stint on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” Her big blow-up with Star Jones this Sunday has been featured heavily in promotions.

She is also going to do commentary Friday morning with Perez Hilton for WE-TV on the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

A Bravo spokeswoman has not responded to an email today.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

137 comments Add your comment

Chaddd Scottt: Fly Delta

April 28th, 2011
10:59 pm

Does Kim have an adams apple ?

Pelvis Messley

April 28th, 2011
11:12 pm

I’d watch a Kim spin-off, but no-no to Ne-Ne.

Chaddd Scottt: Delta is always on time

April 28th, 2011
11:34 pm

kim is really 46

Wayne stuck in AL

April 28th, 2011
11:50 pm

E!, VH1, and Bravo have not only gone away from their original mission, they’re the decline of western civilization.

Way 2 Smart

April 29th, 2011
12:34 am

I would never watch Kims’ show. She a airhead looking for a free ride. Her show would be able shopping, smoking,laying around and being a Who–.

Way 2 Smart

April 29th, 2011
12:35 am

*about shopping etc etc

carlaroqs

April 29th, 2011
8:29 am

way 2 smart? not very, lol. Lord, no– please no spin offs. i really do not think ne ne can carry a show on her own– she needs others to buy into her nonsense so she can cat-fight with them. and kim? please, she is such a nobody. too much bravo, too much.

meyouand she

April 29th, 2011
8:46 am

Ne-he show should be called: Ne-he Drag Racing.

bj

April 29th, 2011
9:15 am

I would watch Ne-Ne’s show. I love Bethenny’s show.

anon

April 29th, 2011
9:15 am

I thought Rupaul already had a show?

KKShoe

April 29th, 2011
9:16 am

Oh God, please NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RJ's WIFE

April 29th, 2011
9:19 am

WHY??????????? They don’t even get along…

SheSaid

April 29th, 2011
9:26 am

I would not watch a show with just Kim. She has nothing to offer except smoking shopping oh yeah and now a baby birth! I hope that Bravo does not try and confuse Bethany and Kim.. People watch Bethany because like Bethany or not she is one smart lady. Kim is airhead. NeNe is at least entertaining and seeing her try to make it in Hollywood I would watch. I am not NeNe’s biggest fan put she is working and trying to go places! I vote NeNe show! Please NO Kim!

Heck No

April 29th, 2011
9:36 am

Please no more of the Atlanta Houswives!

ashley joy

April 29th, 2011
9:54 am

I am not a fan of either women, but I do prefer NeNe over Kim. In terms of spin-offs, I think Kim’s sounds more appealing than NeNe’s. It would be amusing to see Kim raise the baby, but boring to see NeNe try to make it in Hollywood.

Not Winning

April 29th, 2011
9:57 am

Is Nene pre-op or post-op? I don’t see a bulge, but I don’t see full-on female characteristics either. Confused.

TeeTee

April 29th, 2011
9:57 am

Why would they do, we don’t need any more ghetto shows.

TeeTee

April 29th, 2011
9:58 am

I think these women are sending the wrong message to young women, please don’t do it.

Bball Mom

April 29th, 2011
9:59 am

I like NeNe because there is nnnnoooo guessing in how she really feels. If she would learn not respond to every situation she will go far. She has a bubbly personality that will keep you laughing.
Kim needs to focus on the family and truly being a mother. She really showed her gold digging side when she failed to pay Kandi. If she really valued Kandi’s friendship and had integrity, she would have paid her regardless of what her attorney advised her.

Breezy

April 29th, 2011
10:01 am

America the Stupid!

Ms_Leo

April 29th, 2011
10:04 am

Rodney: Power 105.1 FM in NYC reported yesterday that Kroy has called off the engagement to Kim so looks like that “relationship” is fizzling quickly. Neither one are interesting enough for a spinoff. What about DeShawn Snow? I read that she’s lost 30 pounds and is pitching a show regarding her ex-husbands cheating ways! This housewives franchise is MESSY!! LOL

NO ONE IMPORTANT

April 29th, 2011
10:09 am

“She (NeNe) is also going to do commentary Friday morning with Perez Hilton for WE-TV on the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.”

What in the bloody hell does this uncultured, loadmouthed, he-man looking ex-stripper (and most likely prostitute – I have yet to meet a stripper that doesn’t do “private dances” for the right price!) know about royalty? What qualifies her (or that waste of bandwidth Perez) to comment on the roayl wedding???? She needs to stick to what she knows, NOTHING!!!!

KimAndNeNe-NONONO

April 29th, 2011
10:11 am

Ugh. Neither of them is worthy of their own show. Prediction: If either of them make it to production, they will fail rapidly.

Cynthia Who?

April 29th, 2011
10:22 am

I’m so proud to live in Atlanta!!!!!!!

BigboomNY

April 29th, 2011
10:22 am

Boy, f they give these ladies a spin-off, TV has gone to hell in a hand basket.

I'm luvin it

April 29th, 2011
10:34 am

It’s reality TV people!!!! Entertainment!!!! If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.

pmuckle

April 29th, 2011
10:36 am

Brie

April 29th, 2011
10:46 am

I will watch Kim but NeNe is to ignorant for me can’t take her

Miz Thang

April 29th, 2011
11:08 am

Lord Have the Mercy, noooooooooooooooooooo more reality shows, especially these two NeNe and Kim. Bravo, TV1 and E! how about putting on some good movies or positive reality shows. Stop the GHETTO MESS it’s sending out wrong messages to our young people.

justjanny

April 29th, 2011
11:12 am

This garbage is why I watch very little TV except for public broadcasting. We need to turn America’s image around and proposed trash like this just won’t do it!

KA

April 29th, 2011
11:17 am

Real Housewives of Atlanta seems more like Zoo Atlanta. On second thought I don’t want to show any disrespect to the zoo animals.

Chaddd Scottt: the marta bus is running late... oops am I fired?

April 29th, 2011
11:25 am

Man I dunno about ya’ll but I think KimZ. is hot! I would love to make sweet love to her.

Renaissance Man

April 29th, 2011
11:27 am

Regarding Nene..

Didnt Bravo do a bit during the last season of the Housewives chronicling her trying to break into interviewing/television. It was boring then and I suspect a full season of that will cause the viewer to want to slit his/her wrists.

The curtain is closing on the loud and ghetto-saying nothing act. Can anyone defend any redeeming quality in this woman?

Bravo please make your creative/production team earn their money by coming with some fresh material

Chaddd Scottt: mommy paid my rent this month

April 29th, 2011
11:28 am

I love Kim’s big fake girl pillows :)

Spatter2

April 29th, 2011
11:31 am

Pmuckle….get back to work…ha ha your friend

Speedygurl

April 29th, 2011
12:24 pm

Oh no! Please no!

Yes, I know I don’t have to watch it…and it is entertainment (for some).

elroy

April 29th, 2011
12:29 pm

Bravo is a sucks. these two trashy hos should not be on tv.

GUNGA DIN

April 29th, 2011
12:42 pm

Kim can call her show,” The Vagina That Ate Atlanta”. Bravo will go down in TV history as the network that brought us the lowest of the low. can’t get any trashier than this crap. no wonder TV is called “The Boob Tube”

meyouand she

April 29th, 2011
1:51 pm

Is Ne-he Leakes a vampire in real life? Check those big CHOPPERS out, she is always toppling people with those big CHOPPERS at their neck and face. She could do a great vampire show and would not need any make-up.

pauline

April 29th, 2011
2:04 pm

Is there anybody NeNe does get along with,Also if you ask me,i’d keep her away from Peter if anyone noticed when he was waiting for his bride”Cynthia” the camera happen to catch a glance of NeNe as she smiled at Peter w/ her tongue practically haninging out of her mouth,NeNe is a bully,she cant stand anyone to be happy,and when Kim took all the girls to Miami, NeNe showed her true”class” disrespecting Kim and had the nerve to invite Diane,If i was Kim i wouldnt of even allowed NeNe through the doors,NeNe get help..Also look @ her behavior on the Apprentice.NeNe belongs on the Jerry Springer Show,

Team Ne-Ne

April 29th, 2011
2:23 pm

Everyone continues to talk bad about the #1 RHOA Ne-Ne and you all don’t really know her and only go by what you see on TV. She’s really a great person so if you don’t like the shows you see her on just stop watching them geesh…SMDH!!!

Just wonderin'

April 29th, 2011
2:28 pm

If Ne Ne has moved to Hollywood, how is she a “Real Housewife of Atlanta”?

NO ONE IMPORTANT

April 29th, 2011
2:49 pm

@Team Ne-Ne: Take her cl it out of your mouth.

hopwong22

April 29th, 2011
2:59 pm

If Ne NE is stupid enough to return to Apprentice after al lwhat Donald Trump said for attention to his finale, I would not watch her period!!

Peaches

April 29th, 2011
4:22 pm

Troy will be cut from the Falcons and Kim left to raise the white trash baby. Black Power, Right On !

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Rie

April 29th, 2011
4:49 pm

Kim all day. NeNe no.

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Luren A

April 29th, 2011
5:05 pm

Ne Ne no, Kim maybe; they are both annoying, Ne Ne more than Kim. I say no to both shows.

Team Kim

April 29th, 2011
5:10 pm

Kim all day long- Ne Ne needs to get a real career and stop banking on her 10 minutes of fame. Ne Ne is a bully and she uses her anormous size to threaten people. Hopefully in a year she’ll be history!!!!!