This was posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
In about six weeks, Bravo is introducing an Atlanta triple play starting Sunday, November 5:
- The 10th season debut of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” at 8 p.m. with the full-time return of NeNe Leakes and part-time return of Kim Zolciak.
- A short-term reality show at 9 p.m. focused on the reunion of Atlanta-based Xscape, the ’90s R&B group that includes Kandi Burruss and Tameka “Tiny” Harris.
- The fifth season opening of “Married to Medicine” features several cast members struggling with their spouses.
Here are more details from Bravo about each show:
Real Housewives of Atlanta
The show, as expected, has no new cast members but a couple of original housewives have returned: NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak. Cynthia Bailey is single and dating but Peter is still in the picture. Sheree is preparing for an empty nest as her daughter is off to college but more importantly, is she dating a man in prison? Kenya gets married but some of the ladies question its validity. Kenya does not take that skepticism lightly. NeNe’s husband falls ill. Kandi juggles her new restaurant and the Xscape reunion. Porsha is seeking love and has embraced being a vegan. And wait? Are Porsha and Kim bonding? And tensions between NeNe and Porsha boil over.
Xscape: Still Kickin’ It
It has been nearly 20 years and Xscape is back. Can Kandi share the spotlight again? Tiny, after her long run on VH1’s reality show, is ready to relaunch herself in music but her marriage is on the rocks. LaTocha and Tamika are keen on getting the group percolating smoothly but that is inevitably difficult. The short season will feature two sold out shows in Detroit and key performances at the BET Awards and Essence Festival.
Married to Medicine
Unfortunately, this season is packed with marital strife. Dr. Jackie Walters’ husband Curtis has been unfaithful. Dr. Simone Whitmore commutes between two houses, creating strain on her relationship. Toya Bush-Harris and her husband Eugene sow tensions over work/life balance. Quad Webb-Lunceford is having problems with her husband. Dr. Heavenly Klimes seems to be the only one whose marriage is solid, but she certainly isn’t humble about it. And newcomer Dr. Contessa Metcalfe is introduced to add new flavor to the recipe with Mariah Huq no longer a full-time cast member and Lisa Nicole Cloud gone completely.