"Kim is a game-changer. She was the first housewife to release a single and just like Bethenny [Frankel], she fell in love and got pregnant while taping the show," a Bravo insider tells Rob Shuter. "She's the perfect choice for the next lady to get her own show."
While the network is hoping to mimic the success of Frankel's Bethenny Ever After with the same basic formula (mom with new baby + new fiancee = big ratings), in Zolciak's show, the frequent therapy sessions will be swapped out with Kim's many trips to the nail salon, where she'll dish with her girls about everything going on in her life.
Will audiences gravitate to a Nene-less Kim? That remains to be seen, but for now, it looks like Zolciak's winning that whole "who's got the better career" battle that she and Nene Leakes have been fighting for the past few years.
Leakes and the remaining Real Housewives of Atlanta began shooting their latest season in April, but no premiere date has been released.