I love Andy Cohen and NeNe Leakes, but BRAVO green-lighting all these Real Housewives spinoffs based on weddings is getting a tad ridiculous. Damn you Bethenny Frankel for starting this trend. Bethenny Ever After scored major ratings for the network, so naturally when it came time for RHOA’s Kim Zolciak to walk down the aisle, she scored one too. Using her hit song as inspiration, hers was called Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding.
I have to admit Leakes’ new show is cutely titled- I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. That said, please, please, please no more wedding-based shows. In the famous words of Susan Powter, “STOP THE INSANITY!” If RHOM Joanna Krupa gets one, I’m officially breaking up with my silver fox crush, Andy. NeNe’s show will premiere this fall on the network. It’ll follow her wedding preparations with the help of celebrity wedding planner Tiffany Cook. Reportedly, Leakes bridal party will include her ATL co-star Cynthia Bailey and former cast member Marlo Hampton. It’s nice to see that Marlo and NeNe’s friendship was actually genuine.
In other Bravo-related news, the network just released a hot new promo for Season 5 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The video is all about family. “Family is a force of nature,” the tagline reads. It shows Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile planting trees and watching them grow. Teresa Giudice then carves her name on it while Caroline Manzo judges her. Par for the course. The clip ends when lightning strikes the tree in half. Watch it below.
This is only the second big budget promo Bravo has made for any of the Housewives franchise. The first one was for the Beverly Hills gals to promote their recently-completed Season 3. Watch it below.
Are you going to watch NeNe’s spinoff? I guess she’ll be an even “richer bitch” now. Eat your heart out Sheree Whitfield. Are you looking forward to RHONJ’s Season 5 premiere in June? What do you think of the promo? Sound off below.