‘RHOA’ Insider Disputes Reports of Massive Cast Shakeup

Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 15 (Credit: Bravo)

Season 15 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta saw complaints from fans, who said the show lost its spark. But for now, producers are waiting to decide how to proceed next season.

On Tuesday, a high-level insider at RHOA told Urban Hollywood 411 “no decisions have been made” about the season 16 cast, following reports this week that producers plan to cut everyone.

The current peach holders are Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Shereé Whitfield, Drew Sidora, Marlo Hampton, and Sanya Richards-Ross.

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A house cleaning isn’t unheard of at Bravo. The network rebooted The Real Housewives of New York in 2022, after conflicts erupted on the show involving race and religion, prompting fans to demand changes.

In October 2022, executive producer Andy Cohen introduced an entirely new cast that included Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Erin Lichy, Jenna Lyons, Lizzy Savetsky, Jessel Taank, and Brynn Whitfield.

Season 15 of RHOA debuted in May 2023. Weeks later, several outlets reported the premiere brought in a disappointing 834,000 viewers and a 0.28 rating in the key demo, and the numbers continued to fall throughout the season.

Last month, series alum NeNe Leakes sat down for an interview with reality producer Carlos King on his “Reality With the King” podcast.

Leakes took a jab at RHOA‘s season 15 ratings, saying the show “seems like it’s tumbling down.”

King, who was previously a producer on The Real Housewives of Atlanta noted that during season 6 of the series — when NeNe was a peach holder — the show scored its highest ratings and averaged nearly 5 million viewers per episode.

The comment prompted NeNe to joke that the Bravo show has gone from “5 million to five hundred [thousand]” viewers.

The RHOA season 15 reunion premieres on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The trailer for the reunion is below: