RHOA season 9: Sheree Whitfield re-joins full-time cast, no newcomers

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ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Sheree Whitfield attends the "Barbershop: THE NEXT CUT" Atlanta VIP Screening at Regal Atlantic Station on March 17, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Warner Bros)

ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 17: Sheree Whitfield attends the “Barbershop: THE NEXT CUT” Atlanta VIP Screening at Regal Atlantic Station on March 17, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Warner Bros)

Sheree Whitfield, who left the show after four seasons and returned part-time last year, has officially been given a full-time peach – and full-time salary – for the ninth season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

The show returns Sunday, November 6 on Bravo at 8 p.m.

Whitfield created some great one-liners such as “Who Gonna Check Me Boo?” but struggled to conjure up compelling personal stories or build her brand the way most of the other ladies have. (She by Sheree never quite broke through.) She was taken off the show in 2012 but came back last year in an recurring role. She clearly made enough of a positive impression to stick around this year.

Her “Chateau Sheree” home may or may not be livable at this point. It’s been unfinished for several years.

As previously reported, Kim Fields came season eight and left after just one season. This type of show was clearly not for her.

The other ladies – Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks – remain.

A press release provided some more plotlines:

In season nine of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” after coming to grips with the end of her marriage to Peter, Cynthia is looking forward to embracing this new chapter of her life with a fresh start in a new house. Kandi and Todd are still over the moon with the arrival of baby Ace, but juggling high-profile careers and parenting duties proves to be challenging, especially with Mama Joyce drudging up past issues between Kandi and Phaedra. With her law practice and social justice work taking up more of her time, Phaedra hires a tough new nanny to wrangle her growing rambunctious boys, Ayden and Dylan, as she awaits word of her divorce from Apollo being final. Porsha has rekindled a love connection with an old flame and in an effort to better herself, she begins anger management counseling. On the heels of juggling a tumultuous relationship with her boyfriend Matt, Kenya channels her love struggles by racing to finish “Moore Manor.” Just up the road at “Chateau Shereè,” and holding a peach for the first time since season four, Shereè puts on her “Momager” hat with hopes of her son being The Bailey Agency’s next top model. Coming up this season, there are major twists in relationships among the group from unexpected alliances that form as well as shocking accusations that could end an old friendship beyond repair. For a sneak peek, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta/season-9/videos/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta-are-back

NeNe Leakes said she has no plans to return but she said that last year and made a surprise appearance. So you never know.

The fourth season of Atlanta’s “Married to Medicine” returns as well with the same full-time cast: Dr. Jacqueline Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Toya Bush-Harris, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Lisa Nicole Cloud, and Mariah Huq 

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Wednesday, September 28, 2016


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