According to a new report, NeNe Leakes could be leaving the Real Housewives of Atlanta to do a spin-off show with her former co-star Kim Zolciak. Leakes would potentially produce the spin-off show with her and Zolciak and it would focus on the duo’s comedic antics rather than shady drama.
LALATE reportsÂ that if Leakes did leave RHOA, fans could expect Sheree Whitfield and Marlo Hampton to return, along with another new Housewife, while one existing Housewife would probably get the axe. There are three factors that will affect NeNe’s decision to exit; the first is salary, the second is timeslot, and the third is production.
While NeNe’s salary has been reported to be as high as $1 million per season, the site claims she will be asking for the same salary on a spin-off show. Leakes was also upset when Kandi Burruss’ wedding spin-off show had higher ratings than her own, but that was because Kandi scored a better timeslot on Bravo.Â Leakes is expected to get the RHOA Sunday 9PM EST timeslot when RHOA is on hiatus, or nab the after RHOA timeslot currently filled by shows like Thicker Than Water. Lastly, NeNeÂ wants to to produce shows through her company NeNe Leakes Entertainment, but she is tired of the “ambush” filming that she has dealt with on RHOA.
Bravo reportedly wants a NeNe-Kim spin-off show.
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