Kim Zolciak's 'Don't Be Tardy' and Kandi Burruss' 'The Kandi Factory' to premiere in April on Bravo
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/01/2013
The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Kim Zolciak and Kandi Burruss have each landed their own spinoffs, but the women will still find themselves side-by-side on Bravo's schedule.
Bravo has announced the second season of Zolciak's Don't Be Tardy will premiere with back-to-back half-hour episodes beginning at 9PM ET/PT on Tuesday, April 9, while Burruss' The Kandi Factory will debut immediately after at 10PM ET/PT.
Don't Be Tardy will follow Zolciak and her husband Kroy Biermann -- an Atlanta Falcons defensive end -- considering adoption, remodeling their home and Zolciak attempting to resolve issues with her extended family. The network announced it had renewed the series for another season in November.
Zolciak and Biermann have two children together, Kash Kade born this past August, and "KJ" Kroy Jagger born in June 2011. Zolciak also has two other children from a previous relationship -- 15-year-old Brielle and 10-year-old Ariana.
Don't Be Tardy is produced by True Entertainment with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, and Colleen Sands serving as executive producers.
The Kandi Factory will feature Burruss mentoring 16 aspiring musical artists on their journeys to find success in the music industry. In each episode, the reality TV star and songwriter will work closely with two inexperienced performers alongside her team of experts -- producer Don Vito, choreographer Victor Jackson and stylist Kwame Waters.
The winner of each episode, who creates a lasting impression on Burruss and her team, will be able to record an original song based on their personal life written by Burruss herself and star in a music video produced by her team. Bravo announced it had orderedThe Kandi Factory in September 2011.
The Kandi Factory is being produced by True Entertainment and Kandi Koated Entertainment with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Kandi Burruss, David Stefanou, Mark Ford, and Kevin Lopez serving as executive producers.
Below are the contestants who will be featured on The Kandi Factory:
- Kristin Duarte from San Antonio, TX
- Garrison Bailey from San Diego, CA
- Bryan Bourque from Church Point, LA
- Matthew Cash from Chicago, IL
- Jennifer Chianesi from Cranston, RI
- Kevin Dancy from Houston, TX
- Terrence Murphy from Macon, GA
- Mejgan Sediqzadah from Flushing, NY
- Cory Singer from South Plainfield, NJ
- Logan Smith from Pittsburg, CA
- Lauryn Story from Houston, TX
- Harmik Thomasian from New Britain, CT
- Lizzy VanPatten from Marysville, WA
- Darian Wilkerson from Houston, TX
- Tasha Williams from Dayton, OH
- Brandon Wolf from Canby, OR
(Photo credit Bravo)
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