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Exclusive: Style’s ‘Big Rich Atlanta’ announces cast

Here's the vast "Big Rich Atlanta" cast. Photoshop anyone?

Here's the vast "Big Rich Atlanta" cast. Photoshop anyone?

Step off, “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Take a break, “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta”! We don’t even know you, “R&B Divas!”

The Style Network is hoping another group of metro Atlanta women can bring on the drama: “Big Rich Atlanta” starting January 20. This is a spin-off of the network’s “Big Rich Texas.”

The women all congregate at Brookfield Country Club in Roswell.

From the press release, here’s the cast and descriptives, courtesy of the publicists. I haven’t had time to vet them yet but if anything interesting comes up, I will update y’all. I will also update this with any comments I can get later today from a producer.

If anything, it’s a very LARGE cast. I’m not sure that’s to anybody’s benefit per se but I’m sure a few will stand out rather quickly. Based on the press release, Ashlee is being set up as the protagonist.

Sabrina McKenzie
Pastor Sabrina is rich, religious and single. A successful dancer who toured with such singers as Bobby Brown and TLC, Sabrina merged her passions for dance and spirituality to become the Dancing Preacher. Today, she’s a self-made woman juggling an international dance ministry while raising her college-aged daughter, Anandi.

Anandi McKenzie
Sabrina’s daughter Anandi is a college sophomore balancing books, boys and her latest passion, pageants. She’s a self-professed nerd who happens to treat every day like a red carpet appearance, and she isn’t afraid to rely on her mother’s omnipresent Glam Squad to make sure she always looks her best.

Marcia Marchman
Marcia is a well-known interior designer in Atlanta with a reputation for lush design with a traditional Southern feel. Always a trendsetter, Marcia is now working with her daughter, Meagan, to launch Buckhead’s first mobile fashion truck business.

Meagan McBryer
Marcia’s daughter Meagan is a licensed real estate agent whose true passion lies with fashion. Inspired by the success of pop-up boutiques in New York and Paris, Meagan is determined to open Atlanta’s first mobile boutique. She runs in a high-powered, high-glamour social circle and will have no shortage of customers if she and her business partner/mother succeed in launching their joint venture.

Katie Davidson
Katie is a fourth generation Atlantan and proud of it! She is a stay-at-home mom who loves luxury, football and southern traditions. Conservative by nature, Katie may be pushed to venture outside of her comfort zone and beyond the tranquility of the riverfront estate she shares with her husband and two children.

Diana Davidson
Katie’s 17 year-old daughter Diana is a competitive high school cheerleader. She’s athletic and outgoing, and definitely inherited her mother’s taste for the finest things in life. She cruises the Buckhead suburbs in a brand new luxury SUV and is excited about entering her first pageant.

Sharlinda Rowe-Parker
Sharlinda is a self-made woman and co-owner of Tu La 2 Nail salon, which she runs with her twin sister, Brie. Sharlinda is a take-charge woman who likes to show people who’s boss. Outspoken and occasionally over-the-top, she prides herself on being an astute business woman, a supportive sister, a fabulous mother and a glamorous wife. Sharlinda is married to recording artist Q. Parker of the R&B quartet 112.

Sabrina C. Rowe (Brie’)
Brie is Sharlinda’s twin sister and co-owner of Tu La 2 Nail salon. She often serves as a close confidant and “second mom” to Sharlinda’s daughter Kahdijiha.

Kahdijiha Rowe
Sharlinda’s daughter, Kahdijiha, is a no-nonsense go-getter and marketing executive. With her glamorous mother and celebrity father, Kahdijiha is a jet-setter in Atlanta’s social scene and ready to take on the world.

Virginia Kolb
Virginia is starting a new life in Atlanta by moving in with her gorgeous daughters, Harvin and Meyer. Independently wealthy and armed with an MBA, Virginia wants to keep an eye on her investment in her daughters’ nascent fashion and jewelry business. Recently single, Virginia is ready to meet someone new.

Harvin Eadon

Harvin, Virginia’s eldest daughter, may look like a blonde princess, but dark secrets of her past give her a surprising emotional depth. She’s channeled her emotions into a clothing and jewelry line called She Blames Me, creating fashion and accessories inspired by women the sisters hate.

Meyer Eadon
Virginia’s youngest daughter, Meyer, is in a world all her own and it’s usually a party. She does as she pleases and never holds her tongue, a trait that has created plenty of frenemies and enemies over the years who can now be sources of inspiration for the clothing and jewelry line she is launching with her sister.

Ashlee Wilson-Hawn

A former Miss Georgia Teen, Ashlee is one of Atlanta’s most sought-after pageant coaches. A fixture on the Atlanta social scene, Ashlee is a highly-opinionated, old-money heiress who fancies herself a Boss Bitch.

A source told me Cori Davenport, who was Kim Zolciak’s friend seasons one and two of “Real Housewives,” will be part of the show as well.

The show was first announced in July.

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37 comments Add your comment


November 15th, 2012
12:23 pm

Looking at the photo I would say there is no such thing as a non-blonde rich white woman in Atlanta!

Rodney Ho

November 15th, 2012
12:26 pm

I wonder if any are natural blondes but no, there is absolutely no stereotyping going on here…

I'm not Ho

November 15th, 2012
12:31 pm

I’ll say it now. No. No. No. Nonsense like THIS show is why TV is awful. Those of you that watch this are the problem, you are the reason good TV is dwindling. This garbage gets enough ratings, it’s cheap to make, and if enough ignorant eyes are watching, advertisers will support it with ads.

Make a stand. Don’t watch this nonsense.

Kaptain Kirk

November 15th, 2012
12:39 pm

I’d rather watch The Three Stooges than this garbage.


November 15th, 2012
12:52 pm

It looks like these ladies are clones of each other. Too bad their husbands are all bangin brunettes!

Reality TV Freak

November 15th, 2012
2:37 pm

Vetting these pretenders will be interesting – Just like the housewives, loads of unsubstantiated bull. A simple google search reveals this. Check it out!

jerry gardner

November 15th, 2012
2:50 pm

They look like a bunch of high-bracket “courtesans.”


November 15th, 2012
3:04 pm

At least it’s an integrated cast. Bravo, are you paying attention? This IS 2012 you know.


November 15th, 2012
3:23 pm

Like RHWOA, these women have low self esteem, looking for validation with materialistic objects and plastic surgery. Non are “High Society”, just low budget entertainment. The rotting of society continues, first ex stripper now this?


November 15th, 2012
3:46 pm

It doesn’t look like anything I would want to watch, either; HOWEVER, at least it’s a balance to “Honey Boo Boo!!” ; )


November 15th, 2012
4:08 pm

geeez . . . the dumbing down of America continues


November 15th, 2012
4:21 pm

Honestly prefer a series on Pink Pony dancers. How about that?


November 15th, 2012
4:34 pm

Have any of these housewives or whatever hear the term “new money”. Like dear god you can’t buy class.


November 15th, 2012
4:34 pm

Have any of these housewives or whatever heard the term “new money”. Like dear god you can’t buy class.


November 15th, 2012
4:51 pm

This could be about the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen


November 15th, 2012
5:00 pm

Man looking at that picture I can almost smell the overabundance of hair products and cheap perfume. I guess this might be good for a laugh it sounds like they might show a little more of the City than RHOA did. However, at the end of the day it’s just more misguided folks trying to prove their worth with material possessions.


November 15th, 2012
5:06 pm

For the love of all that is all good PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!!

[...] Big Rich Atlanta, which was first named Big Rich Georgia, will premiere on January 20 and follow in the footsteps of it’s predecessor Big Rich Texas, which is currently in it’s third season. According to Wikipedia, Big Rich Atlanta follows the mothers and their daughters of the Buckhead Country Club in Atlanta (more on that later). [...]

Nick Black

November 15th, 2012
5:38 pm

@dum-bass: there are 8 blonde women here out of 13. that would make 38.46% non-blonde. it is still 2012, in case you hit september and were like, “well, that’s all the months of the year.” let’s display a bit more rigor, please. thanks.


November 15th, 2012
5:43 pm

Nick Black :

I think dumb-bass said WHITE women. White women in the picture are all blonde. Unless you are referring to the carpet matching the drapes.


November 15th, 2012
6:06 pm

It’s funny how assumptions are made about people you don’t even know. me personally I know sabrina and she is none of what you assume… the spot light is nothing new to her…. please feel free to her. #babybye


November 15th, 2012
6:44 pm

Have not heard of any of these “ladies.” Interesting there are very few actual professionals on the list, and certainly nothing like a doctor, lawyer, engineer, CEO…obviously those jobs are not glamorous enough.

same ol' stuff

November 15th, 2012
6:50 pm

ahhhh, one more reason why Atlanta is a joke. We just keep churning out these awful programs glamorizing women who are shallow, rude, self appointed important people who have out of this world senses of entitlement and a desire to be famous just to be famous. It’s what I call the “look at me” phenomenon. Everyone thinks they’re someone special. They allow people to exploit them just so that they can be on TV. What they don’t understand is that they are being used and they could potentially be ruining their futures all for 15 minutes of fame. It’s just sad. RHOA, Bad girls club and crap like this just make our community look pathetic.

@Sana: I don’t know about brunettes, but, one of these young lady’s significant others prefers blondes, just not her.

Only BnB

November 15th, 2012
7:18 pm

So Atlanta is only made up of Blacks and Blondes? Great another HOT MESS show! Thank you again TV land for the “diversity!” By the way the show was suppose to be called “Big Rich Buckhead” with a “fake” Buckhead country club…and the horrible representation of Atlanta begins


November 15th, 2012
7:19 pm

I love the fact that Marcia Marchman is said to be opening Atlanta’s first mobile boutique too bad Atlanta’s first mobile boutique already exists! GoGo Chic launched months ago!


November 15th, 2012
7:26 pm

Sorry but if your friend Sabrina is such a “high class preacher” why is she going on a “low class show?”
Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

This is Mrs. Norman Maine

November 15th, 2012
7:46 pm

I hate it already.


November 15th, 2012
8:23 pm

It looks like trash.

A N. Smith

November 15th, 2012
9:22 pm

Why are their so many negative comments…if it was YOU would you want someone to give YOU negativity? Why not be happy for people who are trying to come up in the world, just because you are a called woman…or MAN of God does that make you only to appear in the church? Give God your BEST in what ever you do…Shoot I wish it was me they asked I bet you one thing I would Do my best and be the best at what ever part I am to do…Come on stop hating…BE happy for people…Pastor Sabrina…Go Girl give God more and the People of God More of HIM in You…I Love you and Proud of your accomplishment…Do the thang


November 15th, 2012
10:30 pm

Great reporting, thanks for providing such an important public service.


November 16th, 2012
12:14 am

As Christians, we are suppose to be in the world, but not of the world!! We should not take part of things that we know God will not be pleased.This show is going to be filled with drama and a bunch of mess!! The Pastor’s role will most likely be less dramafied, but she is still going to be affiliated with this show
Remember EVERY OPPORTUNITY that comes your way,is not a blessing from God. HE WILL NEVER, EVER send anything to you that he is against.


November 16th, 2012
8:41 am

No thanks, I’ll pass. I intend to keep the few brain cells I have left!


November 16th, 2012
8:54 am

Go Pastor Sabrina, I am proud of you for your accomplishment and I am glad you are really not caught up in people. I see God is your author and finisher. Jesus went to saive the unsaved, he went in places where sin was evident to teach and shed light. So to the judgemental ones, I see this is a opportunity to reach the world and address some things, So I pray that you stay strong and let God. Now looking at some of the comments we know the devil has a plan and to reference the bible it says he has a plan to kill, steal and destroy. We also Know we have dominion and we know that Pastor Mckenzie know the Word and the Word is all she needs…Let God and be blessed..

Love you

Hillary Palin

November 16th, 2012
10:56 am

Yeah, dum-bass was right.

But, why are these women just alike? It is all about fashion and beauty pageants. Why aren’t trying to branch out and do something different? It is inevitable that one of them will want to start a fashion line and have a fashion show. Yawn. It is so boring.

Bill Griffin

November 17th, 2012
11:55 am

Atlanta take a big chill pill….give these ladies a chance….the louder you protest the more i know you will tune in. Tune in, wake up and take that great big chill pill perhaps as a suppository for immediate and maximum affect. -Bill G-

Capt Obvious

November 18th, 2012
2:18 pm

Who knew white people lived in Atlanta!?! I’m blown away.


November 19th, 2012
11:52 am

What does white or black as to do with anything. People first look at yourself, and what are you doing with your own life. The Bible says that he will bless those that bless you. I believe for the most part, the negative comments are people that just never ever have anything good to say. Ask yourself do you really wish you could be on the show? Church people or Christians are still human and God may just have them to go there to do his work. God can bless you anyway he see fit and what might not look like God can be God. So, what don’t you just pray for the ladies or just don’t watch it. I bet you are going to be the first one watching right?