Can you believe that Season 11 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is already winding down to a close? What changes will Season 12 bring?
Given the way that NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey have clashed, viewers know that things between them have become untenable.
Is Bravo going to clear the air by firing both NeNe and Cynthia? Who could possibly replace them?
RadarOnline reports that everyone involved is very conscious of this fierce new feud.
Ultimately, it will just be in the hands of Bravo execs -- but producers already know what they're not going to do.
"NeNe is coming back," an insider assures.
"She’s had a rough season," the source acknowledges.
"But," the insider affirms. "She is the one that Bravo wants."
NeNe has had a lot to deal with, including Gregg Leakes' cancer and her own meltdown that was captured on film.
"Unless NeNe decides on her own not to do the show," the source begins.
The insider continues: "they will have her back."
"And," the source teases, Bravo will even "give her a raise."
She already raked in $2.75 million actual dollars for Season 11.
But while NeNe's place remains secure, the report cannot say the same for her former friend.
"Execs are still considering firing Cynthia," the insider reveals.
That would be a significant shake-up to the cast.
If they do go that route, they already know who will fill the void created by Cynthia's departure.
The source announces that execs would follow by "bringing Marlo [Hampton] on full time."
"She could get married and have a baby," the insider suggests.
Speaking of execs, the source notes: "and they would like that."
But storyline potential -- and it really is just potential at this point -- isn't all that Marlo has going for her as a potential Full Housewife.
"She stirs the pot,” the insider observes.
“She’s fun," the source characterizes. "And makes for great TV."
There's one person who definitely won't return to the show's roster, no matter how many fans she has.
"The executives hate Kenya still," the insider reveals.
Hate?! Hate is a strong word.
"And they know that she was trying to capitalize on her free appearance for publicity when she showed up at Cynthia’s party," the source says.
Well ... yeah.
The insider concludes: "Kenya is definitely never, ever, ever coming back."
This report contains what may be some extremely good news for NeNe Leakes.
A continued role on the show and a raise? That's the dream.
But we must stress that the contents of this report have yet to be confirmed.
This could be the opinion of someone who works on the show's production. That's a far cry from an official announcement.
And even if this report is true, it's no guarantee that Cynthia Bailey is losing her peach.
If she stays on the show, you can be sure that she'll stir up added drama in Season 12 to keep her place secure.
It's the smart move to make.