Few Housewives have the ability to move past their respective franchises and shine on their own. But Kandi Burruss of Real Housewives of Atlanta has done it not just once, twice or even three times. Kandi has had FOUR, count them, four spin-offs. Since her debut on RHOA in 2009, Kandi quickly became a fan favorite that everyone was rooting for. She didn’t get caught up in the drama but she didn’t run away from it either. Remember her and her fabulous short hair telling NeNe Leakes to “bring it on down”? Now that was some classic RHOA.
Bravo producers clearly saw what Kandi was bringing to the table, handing her multiple stand alone spin-offs over the years. First there was The Kandi Factory in 2012, where Kandi discovered and developed new talent. Then there was a wedding special, which put her tumultuous relationship with now husband Todd Tucker and Mama Joyce on blast for the world to see. There was the forgettable Kandi’s Ski Trip and finally, Xscape: Still Kickin’ It, a four episode series about Kandi’s reunion with her R&B group Xscape.
Now Kandi is back at it with another spin-off in the works. BET is reporting that this time it will focus on her now-famous restaurant (and Todd-backed idea) Old Lady Gang. Kandi’s mother, Mama Joyce and two aunts, Nora and Bertha will be showing off their soul food skills and business acumen in the series.
The show is also set to feature the staff of the restaurant. Visions of SUR come to mind but I have faith that Kandi will make this into something uniquely her own.
While there is no word yet on which of the three restaurant locations will be featured on the show, production has already started and is humming along nicely. Sadly, there was a recent shooting at one of the locations but business seems to be back and better than ever.
Regardless of how the show does, The Old Lady Gang is famous in it’s own right, having received a number of awards for it’s renowned Southern cuisine.
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