‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ season 12 reunion episodes will be done virtually

Andy Cohen, on his SiriusXM radio channel today, confirmed that the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion will happen—just virtually.

“This is obviously not how we would prefer to do it, but life is not how we prefer it right now,” Cohen said. “We want to be in the  same room, but we cannot risk the health and safety of the housewives and our incredible crew in Georgia.”

Typically, the reunion is shot in a marathon day in March at a festooned Biltmore ballroom with the ladies all dressed to the hilt. The shoot is then condensed down to three hour-long reunion episodes. 

“Atlanta is regarded as the Super Bowl of reunion shows,” said Cohen, who himself has recuperated from the COVID-19 virus and has restarted his nightly TV show on Bravo “Watch What Happens Live” from his home in New York. “It’s truly one of my favorite reunions to shoot. I look forward to it. The fact of the matter is we do it this way, or there is no Super Bowl this year.”

Season 12, which aired episode 20 last night on Bravo, is nearing its conclusion. He said he wants the reunion show to happen so they can “reset” the table and be able to move forward with season 13.

Typically, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” starts production of a new season in June or July. It’s too early to say if that will happen or not given the uncertainty of the pandemic itself. 

Originally posted Monday, April 6, 2020 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

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