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Bravo Finds ‘Real Housewives’ in Atlanta

Bravo will expand its “Real Housewives” franchise with “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” A 30-minute preview special will air July 30 at midnight ET/PT.

The seven-episode series will follow five women from Atlanta’s social elite circle, including an NBA wife and an NFL wife, as they balance careers, social calendars and home lives in the city.

"Bravo's 'Real Housewives' franchise has resonated with our viewers across the country and we think they will be equally fascinated by the lavish lifestyles and personalities of these Atlanta wives. They let us peek inside their exclusive, affluent community and see how they live their often dramatic lives and manage families and careers. There is truly never a dull day for them,” Frances Berwick, executive vice president and general manager for Bravo, said in a statement.

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” are DeShawn Snow, a mother to three boys and wife to the captain of the Cleveland Cavaliers; Kim Zolciak, a single mother of two and aspiring country singer; Lisa Wu Hartwell, wife to NFL player Ed Hartwell and multi-business owner; NeNe Leakes, an outspoken social butterfly and mother of two boys; and Sheree Whitfield, a single mother hoping to open her own clothing line.

Bravo is also developing "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."