“The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” is one of Bravo’s most popular shows, perhaps not so much because it gives a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the rich and pampered, but because there’s always drama to be found between the women, and catfights make for good t.v.
But that’s precisely the reason Sheree Whitfield–ex-wife of NFL player Bob Whitfield–says she’s done with the show and won’t be returning for another season.
Yes it is official I’m leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta. I enjoyed my time working with everyone affiliated with the show.
“After four solid seasons of helping Bravo build the show into its most successful Housewives franchise, I have decided to leave,” Whitfield told Wetpaint. “The direction the show is going in is no longer a fit for my lifestyle. I’m tired of the fighting and the cattiness.”
But cattiness and fighting are such a huge part of reality shows, though; in fact, it’s what Bravo seems to bank on with most of it’s programming. The “Housewives” franchise has spawned several shows in different cities, and all of them have been fairly big for the channel in terms of ratings because. let’s be honest…no one tunes in to see what these women are doing in their spare time. We want snide remarks and hair-pulling! If we’re lucky we might even see a table turned over!
The Atlanta series has been so successful–and Whitfield has been on for so long–that it’s reasonable to wonder if the show will bring in as many viewers with her gone. But not to fear, Houswife fans: we still have Kim.