June 24, 2009 04:05:50 GMT
Meet the new fifth member of the show who is a friend of Lisa Wu Hartwell and a successful singer/songwriter.
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" will be back for a second round with a brand new addition. Replacing DeShawn Snow who was not invited back by the producers because she is "too human for a circus show", is former Xscape member Kandi Burruss.
The fresh blood is a single mom who is engaged to A.J. Jewell. She is in the middle of preparing her wedding and on the verge of launching a solo career by releasing an album. As a singer and songwriter, she has worked with Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and more. This fact will be one of the highlighted issues in the show, whether or not the other wives will be jealous with her thriving career.
Aspiring country singer Kim Zolciak, entrepreneur Lisa Wu Hartwell, the outspoken NeNe Leakes and budding fashion designer Sheree Whitfield remain intact as the second season line-up. The camera will follow them as Sheree launches her fashion line Whitfield's She, Kim recuperates from her split to "Big Poppa" and NeNe releases a self-help book for women.
All new episodes will start July 30 at 10/9c on Bravo TV.