Posted by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Being a newbie on a reality show is never easy. But it's sometimes easier when the person they're replacing was hardly beloved. That's the case with the newest member of the "Married to Medicine" team Contessa Metcalfe. She takes over for Lisa Nicole Cloud, a doctor's wife and businesswoman who had difficulty consistently connecting with the women on the show and wasn't particularly popular among viewers either.
Metcalfe comes in as a Navy veteran and occupational and preventive medical doctor and on the show will be called Dr. Contessa instead of Dr. Metcalfe. (Somehow, for Bravo, this particular way of naming the women comes across as more personal since the show dubs Dr. Jacqueline Waters "Dr. Jackie," Dr. Simone Whitmore "Dr. Simone" and Dr. Heavenly Kimes "Dr. Heavenly.")
Dr. Contessa's arrival shifts the balance of the regular cast to four actual doctors and two wives of doctors. She is married to a family doctor Walter Scott Metcalfe and has three kids with him. (Nine-year-old Lauren, seven-year-old Landon and three-year-old Laila.)
"Even talking to you is surreal," Dr. Contessa said in an interview. "I know cameras are there but it was easy to forget once I got comfortable... I'm not a super glam girl. You'll never see me doing selfies. I'm not really self-image conscious... I'm curious to see if I"m as crazy as my husband says I am!"
"Married to Medicine," returns for season 5 at 10 p.m. Sunday November 5 after "Real Housewives of Atlanta." The show will later move back to its normal time slot on Friday nights starting Nov. 10.