Mark your calendar’s NeNe fans! Bravo announced yesterday that I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding will premiere on l will premiere Tuesday, September 17 at 9pm.
“The new series will chronicle the Real Housewives of Atlanta star as she gets set to re-marry Gregg Leakes. The pair were married for 13 years before divorcing in 2011. They said “I Do” again in June with a lavish ceremony in Atlanta. The series will show her planning the wedding of a lifetime, the challenges of mending her relationship with Gregg—and plenty of cameos from her Atlanta co-stars, including Cynthia Bailey.”
And, in other Atlanta news: as if 4 (count ’em: Tardy For the Party, The Kandi Factory, Rich People’s Problems, and I Dream of NeNe) RHOA spinoffs plus Married to Medicine (also set in Atlanta) was not enough: Bravo will be premiering it’s new series The New Atlanta on Sept. 17 as well.
Bravo will be introducing viewers to a younger set of Atlanta residents through this new unscripted project. So, why so many Bravo shows set in Atlanta? “Atlanta is mecca,” Bravo Media senior vp current production Shari Levine told The Hollywood Reporter. “There is so much personality to that city, and the people really reflect that.” Levine says the casting process wasn’t that far off from the network’s Real Housewives franchise. “You’re looking for similar qualities, people willing to be transparent with interesting lives, but we’re targeting a different age group and very different places in their lives,” she says. “Much of the cast is 10 years younger, they’re single, they’re active in their careers.”
It seems Bravo is reaching out to a younger set of Atlanta fans, similarly to what they did with the Vanderpump Rules piggyback off RHOBH.
So who will make up this hip new cast?
E online released the following cast bios:
Alexandra Dilworth: A recent college grad, Alexandra is seen and heard in Atlanta’s hot Electronic Dance Music scene. She is a self-proclaimed “daddy’s girl” on the look-out for a husband who will be able to accommodate her current luxurious lifestyle.
Emily Lipman: Emily has the looks of the girl next door, but is a force to be reckoned with on her hunt for love. A successful boutique owner, she has quickly emerged as a new leader in Atlanta’s growing fashion industry.
Africa Miranda: A triple threat—actress, singer and model, Africa Miranda is turning heads in Atlanta. Co-creator of the live concept show The Lipstick Junkies and the face of several international hair campaigns, her sultry voice and lovely locks have put her front and center in Atlanta’s entertainment industry.
Tribble Reese: A partner in an event promotion company, Tribble always has the scoop on the hottest parties in town. An up-and-comer in Atlanta’s entertainment industry, this former arena football quarterback knows what it takes to score on the field but is also looking for a touchdown in love.
Jevon “Vawn” Sims: Vawn is known in Atlanta’s bustling music industry as the “Go-to-Guy” for artist development and discovering new raw talent. Now writing a book promoting his theories on love and romance, this “bad boy” with “good boy” qualities talks about relationships like never before. His tell-it-like-it-is attitude is one that you will either love or hate.
So, what do you think? Will you be tuning in on September 17?