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NeNe Leakes Lands Role On New Comedy Pilot

While other ladies of the  “Real Housewives of Atlanta” are landing spinoff series on Bravo, NeNe Leakes is on the path to superstardom. 

Style Network last week aired an episode of “The Amandas” featuring Leakes getting her master closet remade. She scared Dionne Warwick and La Toya Jackson last year on “Celebrity Apprentice.” Recently, she made appearances as herself on BET’s “Let’s Stay Together” & “The Game.” Now NeNe may soon be landing a prominent role in her very own series.

She’s had a well-received recurring role this season as a tough-talking swim coach onRyan Murphy’s “Glee.” Now Murphy has tapped her again for another recurring role on his NBC comedic pilot “The New Normal” about a blended family of a gay couple and their surrogate, according to She plays a character named Rocky, though the article provides no details of what that entails.

Though there has been no official announcement, it’s clear NeNe’s time with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” is nearing an end after four seasons. She has been increasingly checked out and disengaged from the other cast members, especially Kim. There are two more original episodes and two “reunion” episodes, where NeNe will likely engage in a fair amount of eye rolling and looking bored.

Can’t wait to see what’s next…


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