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‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Adds Two New Housewives To Replace Fired Kenya Moore And Sheree Whitfield

It wouldn't be a complete week without another Real Housewives of Atlanta report, right?

Since its October 2008 debut on the BRAVO network, the hit reality show has changed a lot over the years. 

Nene Leakes is the only person left from the initial cast and she only recently returned to after a short hiatus (She only made guest appearances in Season 8 and passed on filming Season 9 altogether).

With production ramping up for Season 11, the RHOA production staff is introducing two new faces to replace Kenya Moore and Sheree Whitfield. 

It would be safe to say that Kenya’s exit wasn’t a surprise.

According to Radar Online, BRAVO and RHOA producers chose not to renew her contract as they did not appreciate the secrecy of her wedding to businessman Marc Daly and his decision to film for the show in season 10.

Sheree Whitfield’s departure was also expected, mainly because she failed to do anything memorable for a second season in a row.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who pissed off plenty with her beyond bigoted comments during a drama filled reunion, quit and said she’s never return.

#PressPlay: #KimZolciak says "this whole racism thing in this day & age is bs" & "if social media wasn't there racism wasn't all that real" 👀👀 via: @therealhousewivesofatlanta

With so many casting changes in play, RHOA producers are hoping the new additions will help shake things up and breathe some much need fresh life into the series. 

So who’s joining Nene Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Baily and Porsha Williams?

For Season 11, fans will meet newcomer Shamari Devoe while Eva Marcille will be promoted from “Guest” to full-time peach holder this time around. 

According to AJC, Shamari is a former singer in the girl group "Blaque" and the wife of Ronnie DeVoe, member of the legendary groups "New Edition" and "Bell Biv Devoe." 

RHOA fans first learned of Shamari and Ronnie possibly being added to the cast during the summer. NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Eva Marcille and Porsha Williams attended Atlanta’s ATL Live On The Park concert series to see her perform.

The ladies (Nene, Kandi, Porsha, Eva and Cynthia) filming at #ATLLiveInThePark last night during a #NewEdition performance! #RonnieDevoe’s wife #ShamariDevoe formerly of the R&B group #Blaque also performed! 

Joining as “Friend of the Show” for Season 11 is Tanya Sam, Registered Nurse and director of a company building agency.

Early reports said she was going to be “hilarious” new addition to the cast; as insiders predicted that could become a “fan favorite” for the new season.

Tanya was even spotted recently filming with “The Talls” of RHOA - Nene Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, and "Friend of the Show" Marlo Hampton.

What are your thoughts on the cast-list shake-ups?

Season 11 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. ET on BRAVO.

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