The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Kim Zolchak-Biermann shocked fans with a surprise appearance alongside her former co-stars.
The reality TV star, who was seven months pregnant at the time, left the show in season five after falling out with the cast and producers.
Carlos King, the acclaimed TV producer best known for his films Beauty Collective, Love & Marriage, BET Presents: The Encore and more, has returned the cast of the first season of RHOA for a surprise reunion.
PEOPLE It was first reported that Kim, DeShawn Snow, Sheri Whitfield and Lisa Wu are getting back together for the June 11 episode of Carlos’ OWN new talk show Nightcap with Carlos King.
The episode will air this weekend on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
The RHOA stars will share the life and drama of the first season during the half-hour show.
The four women have not been in the same room together since 2008 when they filmed the first season reunion.
They all left Bravo, and DeShawn was the first to leave after the first season.
Lisa was a regular cast member for the first two seasons and made occasional guest appearances.
Sheri is still a housewife after returning in season 14.
However, the biggest surprise for everyone was Kim.
After leaving in season 5 due to on-set problems, she launched her own spin-off show and returned as a friend in season 10.
Everyone from the first season returned except for Nene Leaks, who accused the show and the network of racism and a hostile work environment.
While Kim is not officially named in the lawsuit, she has been quoted numerous times.
Former best friend Nene was accused of “bad behavior” and was not punished for it.
Kim will first address legal action at the upcoming reunion.
She and her co-stars reportedly shared their views on the ongoing lawsuit.
Kim left in the middle of season 5 after falling out with other housewives and producers.
At the time, Kim was seven months pregnant with her son Kash Cade and was invited by Cynthia Bailey to travel to Anguilla to renew her vow with Peter Thomas.
However, she told other housewives that she could not travel because of her pregnancy, which caused a quarrel with almost everyone.
After the scandal with housewives and producers, Kim immediately quit.
Before the lawsuit, Nene wanted the original cast to return to the show.
Kim’s daughter Brielle didn’t think her mom’s return was a good idea due to the negativity at RHOA.
She said Us weekly: “I don’t know why she would. She has her own TV show and it works great and it’s a lot of fun to film and I don’t know why she put herself in that crazy environment again.
“I mean, maybe if there were less negativity, more positivity [and] replaced a couple of people. Yes, she will probably come back.”
She further explained, “I don’t want her to come back.
“Coming home and being exhausted every single day because of all the negativity is just not in the mood.”
After leaving RHOA, Kim had her own reality show Don’t Be Tardy until it was canceled in 2021.
Nightcap with Carlos King airs on Saturdays at 10pm.
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