Unfortunately for Tamra Barney, she'll just have to keep battling it out with the other housewives if she wants to remain on TV. As reported by All About The Real Housewives on Tuesday, June 3, Andy Cohen denied the rumors that Tamra is getting her own spin-off show.
In a segment of "Ask Andy," Andy said that Tamra isn't getting her own show. He went on to explain what is required for housewives to get their own shows. He said that they need "to be going through a serious life transition that will take them out of (the franchise)" and the ability to "hold their own for an hour." Clearly, Andy doesn't think that Tamra starting a new life with Eddie Judge as well as starting a new gym business with him is enough to justify her getting her own show.
Andy went on to say that "almost all" of the housewives have asked him to star on their own shows. Andy discourages them by telling them that they should be happy to be a part of an ensemble show, a show that pay them really well and gives them the ability to fall back on and rely on the other housewives rather than holding their own court.
Many of the housewives, including Tamra Barney, have received their own wedding spin-off shows. Besides Tamra, Bethenny Frankel, formerly of "The Real Housewives of New York City," got her own wedding spin-off for her marriage to Jason Hoppy, a marriage that has since disintegrated into a nasty divorce. NeNe Leakes, of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," and former Atlanta housewife Kim Zolciak also got their own wedding spin-offs. The latest star to get a wedding spin-off is another Atlanta housewife: Kandi Burruss, for her marriage to Todd Tucker.
However, when it comes to a non-wedding spin-off that has the potential to be renewed for multiple seasons and takes them out of "The Real Housewives," only a few housewives have been given that opportunity. The list includes Kim Zolciak and former "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Caroline Manzo. Prior to her wedding spin-off, Kandi also had another spin-off, titled "The Kandi Factory," which was canceled after only one season.
Thankfully for Kandi Burruss, the Sunday night premiere of her wedding spin-off did quite well. On Wednesday, June 4, The Wrap reported that it was viewed by 2.4 million total viewers.