“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” returns Monday, October 4 with a highly anticipated season 3 on Bravo. All the “housewives” are set to return sans Lisa Wu Hartwell. The show replaces Hartwell with new cast members Cynthia Bailey, a former model, and entertainment attorney Phaedra Parks—a close friend of unofficial housewife Dwight Eubanks. Parks is supposedly already under fire. She’s married to a younger man who’s in prison.

Original cast mates NeNe Leakes, Sheree Whitfield, Kim Zolciak, and Kandi Burruss will pick up where season 2 left off.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” boasts 3.6 million viewers with ages ranging from 18-49. The series is Bravo’s highest rated series of all of the “Real Housewives” franchise.

We don’t know about you, but we’ll be tuning in for the third installment of straight diva foolery.

Our predictions: Sheree and Cynthia will go head-to-head for the true fashionista of Atlanta title. And NeNe and Kim will team up against Phaedra for, we don’t know, something deliciously ridiculous. We confess, we’re eating up every bit of it. Well, at least until a real scripted series with authentic actresses returns to the small screen.

Are you tuning in? What are your “Real Housewives of Atlanta” predictions? Sound off!

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