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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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, 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.
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.
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.