‘RHOA’ Production For Season 14 Allegedly Pushed Back To October Amid Reports Of A Cast Shakeup
Fans might have to wait longer than normal for The Real Housewives of Atlanta to return to Bravo.
While the cast typically starts filming each summer, there has been no word of taping as fall draws near. Now, reports are alleging that filming has been postponed until October, according to All About The Tea.
The reason for the months-long delay isn’t clear, but it comes after theJasmineBRAND broke the story about upcoming cast changes in May. An insider told us,
“The ratings weren’t the best this past season, so they need to do something to help get more viewers.”
The season 13 premiere was the lowest in history–with 489,000 fewer viewers than the season 12 premiere. Additionally, TV Deets reports that the recently-aired season 13 finale and reunion were the series’ lowest-rated ever.
Reports from Love B. Scott allege that producers have no idea who they want to have a peach for season 14. Insiders said that Porsha Williams is “seriously considering” leaving the show for good while veterans Kenya Moore and Kandi Burruss are said to be returning. Cynthia Bailey is also reportedly leaving, and there have been ongoing rumors of a potential comeback from Sheree Whitfield.
Season 13 newcomers Drew Sidora and LaToya Ali will allegedly not be on the show this season, but there’s reportedly a chance that Marlo Hampton will finally get her peach.
Ideally, the show is said to want seven housewives this season. So far, it has five possibilities (Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams, Sheree Whitfield, and Marlo Hampton). Production is reportedly vetting potential new peach holders and is focusing on women who are married or in a relationship.
Despite the shakeup, there are no reports of NeNe Leakes returning.
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