Bye Nene: Kandi Burruss Becomes New Face Of RHOA But Can She Bring In The Big Ratings??

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Kandi Burruss Replaces Nene Leakes As Lead On RHOA

Nene Leakes recently decided to quit RHOA which left producers scrambling for a new lead for the hit reality show. So, who is supposed to fill Nene’s size 11 feet??

Via LA Late:

When RHOA 8 filming starts next month, Kandi Burruss will be the show’s new star. And Kandi’s storyline will anchor the rest of the cast members’ plotlines for the 2015-2016 season, LALATE can exclusively report. Cast and producers are still working on storyline arches for new and returning cast members. But Burruss will be the core of the revamped show.

While the NeNe Leakes exit from RHOA might have surprised many yesterday, LALATE has been reporting for two years about this predicted exit. Since RHOA5’s conclusion, producers have anticipated that Leakes will eventually depart the show and the show will have to take a turn direction. As a result, the tail end of RHOA 7 focused more on allegiances gained and broken with Burruss in the final episodes. Burruss remained distanced with Phaedra Parks and suddenly close to Kenya Moore, as the season concluded. Burruss, meantime, found herself unable to ease all tensions. She witnessed progress between Porsha and Cynthia, but saw a breakthrough between Kenya and Phaedra only to be lost thereafter.

How have Kandi’s spinoffs faired?

Burruss has since 2014’s summer claimed her spinoffs have been bigger ratings winners than Leakes’ spinoff. This summer, Kandi’s Ski Trip delivered a moderate 1.6 average ratings share. And when the RHOA 7 Reunion aired, Leakes called Kandi her “new jealous hater”. But with Leakes’ exit, along executive producer Carlos King, many worry if RHOA will be able to retain its average 3.5 ratings share going forward. Kandi Burruss has long claimed that she can draw ratings as good as NeNe Leakes.

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