Leakes returned as a full-time cast member for the , which premiered on November 5, 2017. Its executive producers are Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Ken Martinez, Glenda Cox, Anne Swan, Anthony Sylvester and. The fourth season began as Zolciak was in the middle of her first pregnancy by her boyfriend Biermann; she later gave birth to their son. Whitfield exited the series upon the conclusion of the fourth season. . In a later attempt to salvage the relationships between the women, Leakes hosted a couples pajama party for their group, although the women continued to clash with one another; a later spa gathering failed to resolve residual tension between Leakes and Moore. The current cast consists of Leakes, , , , , and.
Morton and Wu appeared throughout the season as well. Williams returned as a full-time housewife and joined as the latest housewife. Former housewife Whitfield and Shamea Morton joined the series in a supporting capacity while Leakes, Hampton, Jordan and McKinney appeared as guests. Meanwhile, Zolciak and Burruss continued recording music together, although they clashed over their creative differences. Whitfield and Moore left the show after the tenth season. Her friendship with Leakes deteriorated after she established a companionship with Whitfield, and was ended after Leakes made sarcastic remarks about Zolciak's music career. The premiered on November 8, 2015.
Snow and Wu-Hartwell additionally looked to establish prominence as a socialite and a jewelry designer, respectively. Other housewives include Phaedra Parks seasons 3—9 , seasons 5—10 , season 7 , and season 8. The first season maintained an average of 1. Of the original housewives, Snow and Wu-Hartwell respectively left after the first and second season; Whitfield initially left after the fourth season before returning as a friend of the housewives in the eighth and a full-time housewife in the ninth, however she exited again after the tenth season; Zolciak stopped filming during production of the fifth season before returning as a friend of the housewives in the tenth; and Leakes left after the seventh before returning for the tenth. Premiering on October 4, 2010, the saw the departure of Wu and the addition of Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks.
Throughout its run, the show has been led by five to seven housewives, who are credited by their first name. As of February 2014, it was the highest-rated installment of The Real Housewives franchise and the most-watched series airing on Bravo. As the fifth season introduced former Moore and football player 's wife Williams, Leakes reconciled with Gregg and pondered the possibility of remarrying him. The third season saw the introduction of Bailey and Parks, while Leakes and Zolciak reconciled as the former contemplated divorcing her husband Gregg and the latter began a lesbian relationship. Its success has resulted in the conceptions of the spin-offs featuring Burruss , featuring Zolciak , featuring Leakes , , again, featuring Burruss and Porsha's Having a Baby featuring Williams.
The premiere episode of the attracted over 3. The third season averaged a weekly viewership of 3. Bailey later became engaged to her boyfriend Peter Thomas, while Zolciak set her affections on football player ; a conflict between Burruss, Leakes, and Zolciak later ensued while the latter two women embark on a promotional concert tour. However, the series has been criticized for appearing to fabricate portions of its storyline. Archived from on April 17, 2014. The season also featured Hampton and Tanya Sam as friends of the housewives, while Moore and Morton appeared as guests.
One source of speculation arose during the fifth season when Kenya Moore allegedly requested that Walter Jackson pretend to be her boyfriend; series producers were reportedly unaware of said arrangement. Archived from on October 13, 2014. United States: Retrieved November 1, 2018. Meanwhile, Zolciak attempted to launch her own wig line and became engaged to Big Papa, while Wu-Hartwell and Whitfield launched their own clothing collections. Archived from on November 4, 2013. Archived from on April 14, 2014.
Archived from on April 15, 2014. Against the advice of her mother and sister, Bailey married Thomas in the third-season finale. Leakes and Whitfield were in the midst of a personal conflict, which was escalated after Leakes was excluded from Whitfield's birthday party. Leakes's new friendship with Hampton caused tension between all of the women, which escalated during a group vacation in South Africa; while Zolciak, who had remained home with her children, became upset by negative comments Bailey not Burruss made about her during the group vacation. The second season saw the introduction of Burruss, who had recently become engaged to her boyfriend A. Zolciak was forced to move out of her mansion, which she and Biermann had attempted to purchase less than a year earlier, Leakes began to question Moore's seemingly unfaithful behavior towards her boyfriend Walter during a group trip to Anguilla, which began a feud between Leakes and Williams against Moore. The which premiered on November 9, 2014, saw Williams demoted as a friend of the housewives, alongside while was introduced as a main housewife.
As of February 2014, The Real Housewives of Atlanta is the highest-rated installment of The Real Housewives franchise, and is additionally the most-watched series airing on Bravo. Archived from on February 26, 2014. Burruss struggled to manage the conflict between her estranged mother Joyce and her longtime boyfriend Todd Tucker, although they attempted to reconcile as the couple became engaged and began planning their nuptials. For the eleventh season, , , and all returned to the series, with being promoted to the main cast and joining the cast. Archived from on February 26, 2014. The remaining housewives joined in later seasons; Burruss in the second, Bailey in the third, Williams in the fifth who was a friend of the housewives in the seventh , and both Marcille who was a friend of the housewives in the tenth and DeVoe in the eleventh season. Archived from on February 26, 2014.
Whitfield attempted to launch her own fashion line and organize a lunch for the women to reconcile, although both ventures proved unsuccessful in the finale of the first season. Zolciak-Biermann returned as a friend of the housewives, alongside and Hampton. The season marked as Parks' final season, as she was fired afterwards. Toward the end of the season, Williams attempted to revive her failing marriage to Stewart with therapist sessions. The sixth-season premiere was watched by 3.