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 Tuckerand Mama Joyce on blast for the world to see. There was the forgettable Kandi’s Ski Tripand finally, Xscape: Still Kickin’ It, a four episode series about Kandi’s reunion with her R&B group Xscape.
None of the Housewives have had as many spin-off shows on Bravo that Kandi Burrushas. She had her own miniseries when she married Todd Tucker called Kandi’s Wedding. She had another miniseries for her family vacation (which is the most random premise for a TV show) called Kandi’s Ski Trip. She had a show called The Kandi Factorywhere she searched for aspiring musical artists. She even had a spin-off show with her girl group Xscape called Xscape Still Kickin It.
That’s a whole lot of Kandi on top of her being a full-time cast member on Real Housewives of Atlanta since Season 2. Now she has another one in the works.
Kandi admits it was the network's decision to cancel her show. "To be honest, we didn't really have a final conversation," Kandi tells Jasmine Brand. "They were like, 'Why did you tell people that it wasn't being re-upped?' They didn't tell me that but I kinda just assumed since we hadn't been talking about it. So I was like, 'I guess we're not doing it.'"
Bravo is busy rolling out a ton of new shows and heavily promoting some old favorites. They've recently had some trouble in the Real Housewives of Atlanta spinoff department though!
Kim Zolciak and Kandi Burruss are arguing off-screen over legal issues, and they are also fighting it out to save their spinoffs from being canned next season. Bravo, who apparently loves them some Kandi (probably because she is on the hugely successful RHOA), moved The Kandi Factory to Sunday nights in an effort to boost viewership.
Last week the move worked and TKF received a bump in ratings.There was also a fist fight… Unfortunately it's only temporary! Bravo Ratings says that this week's showing didn't even rank in cable's Top 100 shows. Even worse, this Sunday's episode garnered only 596,000 viewers, down 32% from last week and "rated lower than three of the four occasions it aired on Tuesdays." Ouch. I think we can expect that one won't be renewed! This weekend is the season finale.
You know what that means…a certain be-wigged one will be holding down the fort for Bravo's Tuesday night line-up. Will Kim Zolciak Biermann be vying for a schedule change for Don't Be Tardy? Hear that? It's the sound of a hundred wigs crying…
Bravo Ratings shares that Kim's audience fell 28.5% from last week and only pulled about 900,000 viewers in the original 9:30pm EST airing. Even worse that's the lowest number of viewers any of Kim's spinoffs have ever had – including last year's Don't Be Tardy For The Wedding!
While Kandi is suing her former friend and Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star over the song Don't Be Tardy for the Party, Kim may be having the last laugh over whose spin-off is garnering the most attention. Viewers were right on time for the premiere of season two of Kim's Don't Be Tardy show, while last week no one seemed to want to party atThe Kandi Factory. I wonder how Kim will feel to learn that this week she actually gave her new nemesis' show a boost?