Three other long-time cast members remain: Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss, who now has logged the most seasons of any cast member to date. She arrived season two. Bailey came season three and Porsha season five.
For flavor, the show brings back Marlo Hampton, who has tried to but can never seem to get full-time status.
Tanya Sam, who runs a venture firm TechSquare Labs that helps fund tech entrepreneurs, will also have part-time status.
Here’s what Bravo has shown so far about the new season:
Porsha reveals she’s pregnant but is the man a good guy? Cynthia has a new man in her life while facing an empty nest. NeNe opens a new Swagg Boutique but also faces her husband Gregg’s cancer diagnosis. Kandi starts a new burlesque show and ponders another addition to her family. Eva and her husband plan a wedding, which is naturally stressful as they welcome their baby son. And Shamari wants to make music with her hubby.
The trailer also shows Shamari sparring with Queen Bee NeNe: “I was an A-list when you were an alias,” Shamari said.
Producers hope the changes will give the show a boost after ratings took a nosedive during the second half of season 10. It officially returns November 4 at 8 p.m.