|The Real Housewives of Atlanta|
|Current Housewives|| NeNe Leakes (Seasons 1–7, 10–)|
Kandi Burruss (Season 2–)
|Former Housewives|| Shereé Whitfield (Seasons 1–4, 9–10)|
Kim Zolciak (Seasons 1–5)
|Country of Origin||United States|
|No. of Seasons||12|
|No. of Episodes||259|
|Preceded by||The Real Housewives of New York City|
|Followed by||The Real Housewives of New Jersey|
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is an American reality television series that debuted October 7, 2008 on Bravo. It is the third installment of the Real Housewives franchise. A peach serves as the symbol for the series, as the state of Georgia is a renowned peach growing area and one of the well-known streets in Atlanta is known as Peachtree Street. The series follows six women living in and around the Metro Atlanta area as they balance their home life, business ventures, and their social calendars as a production crew follows their everyday activities. NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, Eva Marcille, and Kenya Moore serve as the current Real Housewives of Atlanta cast. As of April 2013, The Real Housewives of Atlanta is the highest rated installment of the franchise as well as the most-watched series on the Bravo network.
The show premiered October 7, 2008 and starred Nene Leakes, Kim Zolciak, Shereé Whitfield, Lisa Wu Hartwell, and Deshawn Snow. Kandi Burruss joined the cast, replacing Deshawn Snow, for Season 2 which premiered July 30, 2009. Season 3 premiered October 4, 2010 with new housewives Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey joining with the departure of Lisa Wu Hartwell. Season 4 began taping in April 2011 and premiered November 6, 2011 with the entire Season 3 cast returning and Marlo Hampton joining as a "friend of the housewives". With the fifth season renewal, Shereé Whitfield was not invited back and was replaced by Kenya Moore. Porsha Stewart also joined the cast and Kim Zolciak departed mid season. The show was renewed for a sixth season on April 2, 2013 and has begun taping with the entire Season 5 cast expected to return.
The eighth season premiered on November 8, 2015 which featured Williams returning as a full-time housewife and Kim Fields joining as the latest housewife. Whitfield returned as a friend of the housewives alongside Shamea Morton. Leakes, Jordan and McKinney appeared as guests. Fields did not return for a second season.
The ninth season premiered on November 6, 2016, with Whitfield returning in a full-time capacity. Morton made numerous guest appearances while original housewives Wu and Zolciak-Biermann appeared in the season finale. Parks was fired from the show after the season ended.
Leakes returned as a full-time cast member for the tenth season, which premiered on November 5, 2017. Zolciak-Biermann returned as a friend of the housewives, alongside Eva Marcille and Marlo Hampton. Morton and Wu appeared throughout the season as well. Whitfield and Moore left the show after the tenth season.Marcille and Shamari DeVoe became new full-time cast members for the eleventh season, which premiered on November 4, 2018. The season also featured Hampton and Tanya Sam as friends of the housewives, while Moore and Morton appeared as guests. DeVoe did not return after the season ended.The twelfth season premiered on November 3, 2019, with Moore returning full-time, and Hampton and Sam returning in recurring capacities. Morton appeared as a guest.
|Friends of the housewives|
|Season||Episodes||Season premiere||Season finale||Reunion|
|1||8||October 7, 2008||November 18, 2008||November 25, 2008|
|2||16||July 30, 2009||October 22, 2009||October 29, 2009|
November 5, 2009
|3||18||October 4, 2010||January 30, 2011||February 13, 2011|
February 20, 2011
|4||23||November 6, 2011||April 8, 2012||April 15, 2012|
April 19, 2012
April 22, 2012
|24||November 4, 2012||March 31, 2013||April 7, 2013|
April 14, 2013
April 21, 2013
|6||27||November 3, 2013||April 13, 2014||
April 20, 2014
|7||25||November 9, 2014||April 19, 2015||April 26, 2015|
May 3, 2015
May 10, 2015
|8||21||November 8, 2015||March 13, 2016||March 20, 2016|
March 27, 2016
April 3, 2016
|9||25||November 6, 2016||April 9, 2017||April 16, 2017|
April 23, 2017
April 30, 2017
May 9, 2017
|10||22||November 5, 2017||April 29, 2018||
April 8, 2018
|11||26||November 4, 2018||May 12, 2019||
April 7, 2019
|12||26||November 3, 2019||April 19, 2020||May 10, 2020|
May 17, 2020
May 24, 2020
- The first Real Housewives installment to include a a predominantly black cast.
- The first program to have a season that does not include an original housewife as one of its main cast members (with the exit of Nene Leakes).