E! not bringing back ‘WAGS Atlanta’


Originally posted Monday, January 28, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

E! is not bringing back “WAGS Atlanta,” a spin-off of the original “WAGS,” which ran three seasons but was cancelled last year along with “WAGS Miami.”

“WAGS Atlanta” aired in January and February of 2018.

"E! is developing this franchise to compete with 'Housewives' but appeal to a newer, younger, hipper kind of crowd," said one of the cast members Sincerely Ward to me last year.

But the franchise did not achieve the level of success of either of the Bravo “Housewives” juggernaut.

WAGS stood for "Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars." The Atlanta version featured folks like heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder's boo Shuntell "Telli" Smith , NFL player C.J. Mosley's lady friend Kesha Norman, wrestlers Cody Rhode and his wife Brandi and  former Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens' wife Kaylen.