Chances are, change is coming to The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
“I will say, we have a lot of great casting for next season,” executive producer Andy Cohen teases to ET’s Nischelle Turner. Bravo just announced this week that RHOA, along with several other network favorites, has been picked up for an 11th installment.
“What can I tell you -- if you didn't like it this time, keep watching,” he says of season 10. “I guarantee you, next time it'll be a little different and better.”
Multiple reports surfaced this week that original cast member Sheree Whitfield has been let go from Housewives for the second time (she previously exited the series after season four, only to return in season eight). But Andy says, don’t count out the “bone collector” quite yet.
“I mean, the reunions haven’t [finished] airing yet,” he notes. “We haven’t done a thing. We haven’t picked up anybody.”
That includes Kim Zolciak Biermann, who returned to Real Housewives as a “friend” this year after walking away from the show in the middle of season five back in 2012. Andy says he’s not sure they can convince her to sign on again.
“I would be surprised if Kim came back, just because she left the reunion really unhappy,” he shares. “I don’t think this was a fun experience for her, and so I would be really surprised if she came back.”
“It seemed very exciting, the idea of NeNe [Leakes] and Kim getting back together,” Andy adds. “I was hoping that the two of them would be able to have a little more fun. That really didn’t happen.”
“When you see the reunion, you will see -- I mean, just the sight of Kim makes NeNe sit up straight and lose her mind, actually,” he teases.
Andy says the rest of the Real Housewives of Atlanta season 10 reunion will be “volatile, angry, dramatic and tense.”
“It's crazy,” Andy says. “I posted on Instagram the other day a picture of me in the middle of NeNe and Kim 10 years ago and, now, 10 years later. I'm sitting there at this reunion looking back and forth at them and I'm thinking, ‘Oh my god, nothing has changed.’ It's been 10 years. You know what's changed? My hair color! I'm gray. These ladies have given me gray hair, that's my gift from them.”
“They all look much better, and I'm fully gray,” he jokes. “So, thanks, Housewives!”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion continues on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. ET caught up with Andy at the historic Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, where he was hosting Watch What Happens Live for a special week of West Coast shows. For more on that experience, check out the video below.
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