The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Season 13
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Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes21
Release
Original networkBravo
Original releaseDecember 6, 2020 (2020-12-06) –
May 9, 2021 (2021-05-09)
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The thirteenth season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, an American reality television show, was broadcast by Bravo, it premiered on December 6, 2020, and is primarily filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. Its executive producers are Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Luke Neslage, Glenda Cox, Joye Chin and Andy Cohen.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta focuses on the lives of Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams and Drew Sidora.

The season received negative reviews from fans of the show due to the uneven editing, lack of group chemistry, and slower-paced episodes. This season also marked the final regular appearances of Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams after announcing their departures in September, 2021.

Cast and synopsis

For the thirteenth season, four of the six cast members from the previous season returned. Eva Marcille departed the series, along with NeNe Leakes, who exited the series for a second time.[1][2] Actress and singer Drew Sidora joined the show's main cast, while Marlo Hampton, Shamea Morton and Tanya Sam appear again as friends of the cast, alongside newcomer LaToya Ali.[3]

Cynthia and her fiancé, Mike Hill, face some challenges before the wedding, the future of Kenya's marriage to Marc Daly still remains uncertain after their split last year, Kandi and her husband, Todd Tucker expand their businesses, and Porsha's relationship with Dennis McKinley has taken a backseat.[4]

Production

Production on the season began in mid-July 2020.[5] In November of the same year, production on the series was halted after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19;[6] production resumed the following month.[7]

Episodes

See also: List of The Real Housewives of Atlanta episodes

The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [8]Original air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
2651"No Justice, No Peace"December 6, 2020 (2020-12-06)1.42[9]
Porsha Williams attends a rally for the Black Lives Matter movement in Louisville, Kentucky. Meanwhile, back in Atlanta, Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill begin to experience relationship troubles when planning their upcoming wedding. Kandi Burruss prepares to send her daughter off to college. Kenya Moore begins to wonder if her marriage is worth saving.
2662"New Peach in the Orchard"December 13, 2020 (2020-12-13)1.19[10]
2673"Ten Ten, Twenty Twenty"December 20, 2020 (2020-12-20)1.21[11]
2684"From One Surprise to Another"January 3, 2021 (2021-01-03)1.22[12]
2695"Don't Come for Me Unless I've Invited You"January 10, 2021 (2021-01-10)1.18[13]
2706"The Giving Peach"January 17, 2021 (2021-01-17)1.22[14]
2717"The Jet Set and the Upset"January 24, 2021 (2021-01-24)1.33[15]
2728"Beach, Please!"January 31, 2021 (2021-01-31)1.40[16]
2739"The Hostess With the Least-est"February 14, 2021 (2021-02-14)1.10[17]
27410"What Happened in the Dungeon?"February 21, 2021 (2021-02-21)1.43[18]
The ladies participate in a BDSM-themed surprise bachelorette party for Bailey involving a male stripper. In CCTV footage, the ladies continue with an hours-long after-party, which shows LaToya Ali, Tanya Sam, Drew Sidora and Williams engaging in sexual activities in the living room, which leads to accusations of a threesome between Sam, Williams and the stripper.
27511"The Usual Suspects"February 28, 2021 (2021-02-28)1.41[19]
27612"Front Page News"March 7, 2021 (2021-03-07)1.15[20]
27713"10.10.20"March 14, 2021 (2021-03-14)1.09[21]
27814"If You’ve Got It, Haunt It"March 21, 2021 (2021-03-21)1.18[22]
27915"Cajun Peaches"March 28, 2021 (2021-03-28)1.32[23]
28016"Hurricane Housewives"April 4, 2021 (2021-04-04)1.17[24]
28117"A Whole Lot of Mess"April 11, 2021 (2021-04-11)1.21[25]
28218"How the Wig Stole Christmas"April 18, 2021 (2021-04-18)1.39[26]
28319"Reunion Part 1"April 25, 2021 (2021-04-25)1.27[27]
28420"Reunion Part 2"May 2, 2021 (2021-05-02)1.18[28]
28521"Reunion Part 3"May 9, 2021 (2021-05-09)1.08[29]

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