Kim Zolciak Joins Cast of ‘The Surreal Life’ in Reality TV Return

Kim Zolciak arrives at the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel on April 18, 2012 in Pasadena, CA. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Kim Zolciak is jumping back into reality TV.

The RHOA and Don’t Be Tardy alum has been cast in MTV’s The Surreal Life, the network announced in a press release Wednesday.

The show explores what happens when a group of celebrities live together in a house and participate in activities together.

Zolciak will be housemates with Grammy-winning singer Macy Gray; singer and founding Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke; rapper O.T. Genasis; actor and son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Chet Hanks; three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir; and model and daughter of MLB star Jose Canseco, Josie Canseco.

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The Surreal Life premiered on the WB in 2003 and ran for two seasons before it moved to VH1 for four more seasons. MTV revived the show in October 2022, after a 16-year hiatus.

Last season‘s celebrity lineup included Dennis Rodman, August Alsina, CJ Perry, Frankie Muniz, Kim Coles, Manny MUA, Stormy Daniels and Tamar Braxton.

The show is executive produced by Adam Gonzalez for A Game Productions with MTV Entertainment Studios and by Samuel Duque for Telecolombia International Studios. For MTV Entertainment Studios, executive producers include Tolani Holmes, Elena Diaz and Camilo Valdes with Matthew Parillo as executive in charge of production.

The series is currently in production and a premiere date will be announced later.

News of Zolciak’s casting on season 8 of the reality show comes amid her split from husband Kroy Biermann.

Kim filed for divorce in May 2023, after 11 years of marriage. The two reconciled in July, but Kroy filed for divorce in August. Last week Zolciak told fans in a now-expired Instagram Story the two were “working on” their marriage, according to Page Six. But Biermann’s attorney disputed her account, telling US Weekly: “There is no reconciliation, his resolve to see this divorce through to the end has not waivered.”