There’s a Big Rich Texas spin-off from The Style Network that looks to be a mix of that and Real Housewives of Atlanta and, perhaps, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.
Big Rich Texas recently enjoyed its most-watched season ever. So it’s getting a spin-off, Big Rich Atlanta (formerly Big Rich Georgia when it was announced in July or Big Rich Buckhead was its working title).
The premise of Big Rich Atlanta, from Style’s press release, is: “the world of an exclusive Atlanta country club, where outrageously wealthy mothers and daughters do whatever it takes to stay on top of the social scene and in control of the action. It’s hot, it’s humid, and it’s full of drama.”
The season will premiere Sunday, January 20 at 8pm ET/PT on Style.
It would appear this is another contrived show, some of which will be faked. For example, although the bios, below, appear to be real for now, the show’s scenes appear to have been staged.
In the summer, the “drama” was publicised as having taken place at “Buckhead Country Club” in Atlanta, GA; a club that didn’t appear to exist. Access Atlanta’s Rodney Ho noted back in July: “The big stickler for me: what the heck is Buckhead Country Club? There is no such thing.” To which a commenter on the blog replied: “The filming of this show is at Brookfield Country Club in ROSWELL which announced in its monthly newsletters that the filming was happening. They even stated that the Country club was having its name changed and that they considered the show a “comedy” AGAIN this show has NOTHING to do with Buckhead and the country club itself is OLD and the homes not EXPENSIVE compared to REAL country clubs like Country Club of the South, St Ives, and more. The people from this club are NOT part of the Atlanta scene neither are its cast.” It was later confirmed that the real location would indeed be Brookfield Country Club in Roswell, GA (nearly 20 miles from Buckhead). And, yes, Brookfield Country Club, the real name of the club, forewarned paying members that Style would be filming and the owners would be putting up fake signage for the duration of the shoot and real members would be offered the parts as “extras.”
So, the cast aren’t really as wealthy as they claim, the show’s being shot nearly 20 miles away from its purported location, and the club has a fake name. For what it’s worth, here are the cast bios from the press release.
* Sabrina McKenzie: Pastor Sabrina is rich, religious and single. A successful dancer who toured with such singers as Bobby Brown and TLC, Sabrina merged her passions for dance and spirituality to become the Dancing Preacher. Today, she’s a self-made woman juggling an international dance ministry while raising her college-aged daughter, Anandi.
* Anandi McKenzie: Sabrina’s daughter Anandi is a college sophomore balancing books, boys and her latest passion, pageants. She’s a self-professed nerd who happens to treat every day like a red carpet appearance, and she isn’t afraid to rely on her mother’s omnipresent Glam Squad to make sure she always looks her best.
* Marcia Marchman: Marcia is a well-known interior designer in Atlanta with a reputation for lush design with a traditional Southern feel. Always a trendsetter, Marcia is now working with her daughter, Meagan, to launch Buckhead’s first mobile fashion truck business.
* Meagan McBryer: Marcia’s daughter Meagan is a licensed real estate agent whose true passion lies with fashion. Inspired by the success of pop-up boutiques in New York and Paris, Meagan is determined to open Atlanta’s first mobile boutique. She runs in a high-powered, high-glamour social circle and will have no shortage of customers if she and her business partner/mother succeed in launching their joint venture.
* Katie Davidson: Katie is a fourth generation Atlantan and proud of it! She is a stay-at-home mom who loves luxury, football and southern traditions. Conservative by nature, Katie may be pushed to venture outside of her comfort zone and beyond the tranquility of the riverfront estate she shares with her husband and two children.
* Diana Davidson: Katie’s 17 year-old daughter Diana is a competitive high school cheerleader. She’s athletic and outgoing, and definitely inherited her mother’s taste for the finest things in life. She cruises the Buckhead suburbs in a brand new luxury SUV and is excited about entering her first pageant.
* Sharlinda Rowe-Parker: Sharlinda is a self-made woman and co-owner of Tu La 2 Nail salon, which she runs with her twin sister, Brie. Sharlinda is a take-charge woman who likes to show people who’s boss. Outspoken and occasionally over-the-top, she prides herself on being an astute business woman, a supportive sister, a fabulous mother and a glamorous wife. Sharlinda is married to recording artist Q. Parker of the R&B quartet 112.
* Brie Rowe: Brie is Sharlinda’s twin sister and co-owner of Tu La 2 Nail salon. She often serves as a close confidant and “second mom” to Sharlinda’s daughter Kahdijiha.
* Kahdijiha Rowe: Sharlinda’s daughter, Kahdijiha, is a no-nonsense go-getter and marketing executive. With her glamorous mother and celebrity father, Kahdijiha is a jet-setter in Atlanta’s social scene and ready to take on the world.
* Virginia Eadon: Virginia is starting a new life in Atlanta by moving in with her gorgeous daughters, Harvin and Meyer. Independently wealthy and armed with an MBA, Virginia wants to keep an eye on her investment in her daughters’ nascent fashion and jewelry business. Recently single, Virginia is ready to meet someone new.
* Harvin Eadon: Harvin, Virginia’s eldest daughter, may look like a blonde princess, but dark secrets of her past give her a surprising emotional depth. She’s channeled her emotions into a clothing and jewelry line called She Blames Me, creating fashion and accessories inspired by women the sisters hate.
* Meyer Eadon: Virginia’s youngest daughter, Meyer, is in a world all her own and it’s usually a party. She does as she pleases and never holds her tongue, a trait that has created plenty of frenemies and enemies over the years who can now be sources of inspiration for the clothing and jewelry line she is launching with her sister.
* Ashlee Wilson-Hawn, 28: A former Miss Georgia Teen, Ashlee is one of Atlanta’s most sought-after pageant coaches. A fixture on the Atlanta social scene, Ashlee is a highly-opinionated, old-money heiress who fancies herself a Boss B**ch.
It was previously reported by RadarOnline.com that Ashlee Wilson-Hawn, a model, ”quit the series” and “refused to return” after being “attacked by another cast member” at her own birthday party on October 2. Khadijah Rowe reportedly stuck “her fingers in Ashlee’s birthday cake” which led to a confrontation ending in Khadijah Rowe, the aggressor, ”ripping chunks of hair from [Ashlee's] head, tearing her clothes off and throwing her to the ground.” All of which was filmed for the show.
That’s 13 main cast members and Cori Davenport, Kim Zolciak’s “friend” on seasons one and two of RHoA, will also be featured.