While Kim Zolciak’s spin-off Don’t Be Tardy is off to a great start in the ratings, sadly the Kandi Factory is suffering. As a result Bravo is dumping the series out as quickly as possible moving to put out two new episodes a week giving the flailing show a Sunday night slot after Married to Medicine in addition to the Tuesday night slot after Don’t Be Tardy. Bringing legal action against a cast mate is never appreciated by Bravo and doing so over a song that was made for a Bravo show is major. In addition, Kandi has pulled the song from the winner of last season’s Kandi Factory from Tunecore at the same time she pulled the theme song for Don’t Be Tardy. I suspect that Kandi is striking out at Bravo for refusing her royalties on Kim’s theme song for Don’t Be Tardy. I’m not trying to start a rumor and have no basis for that statement other than an objective assessment of observable facts. I think the legal action may be more of an issue with Bravo than and issue with Kim because she could have gone after Kim at any time before now. It almost seems like Kandi is taking her ball and going home. Will she be renewed for RHOA next season? Do you think she is the one on Nene’s it list? We will know for sure when Nene goes to WWHL on Sunday.
Here is what the Bravo press release has to say about the next two episodes. They sound good to me!
NEW YORK – April 24, 2013 –Bravo Media brings music to your ears with two new episodes of “The Kandi Factory” airing Sunday, April 28 at 10pm and Tuesday, April 30 at 10pm. Immediately following “Married to Medicine” on Sunday, April 28th, there’s a meltdown at the Factory. The team brings Lizzy, a talented 22-year-old singer/songwriter full of potential but with a dark, painful relationship with her mother that has kept her emotionally repressed from her music. Kandi pushes Lizzy to the limit to face her pain and channel it into an emotional ballad. Up against Lizzy is Brandon, a 23-year-old Disney parade performer. He has all the ingredients for stardom, but his lack of ‘flavor’ could keep him marching permanently if Kandi can’t find a way to break his shell. Then, tempers erupt in the studio when Don Vito pushes Selasi’s buttons too far. Phaedra Parks makes a special appearance to help mediate the dispute and whip the team into shape.
Tune in to another tune-filled episode of “The Kandi Factory” on Tuesday, April 30 at 10p.m. when Kandi’s team takes on Garrison, a “Soccer Mom” looking 42-year-old administrator with rock star dreams. But, Garrison’s aspirations become her nightmare as she is forced to confront her deep-seeded fears about sexuality when Kandi writes her a pop anthem titled “The Mighty O” – based on Garrison’s own personal journey with her sexuality. Facing off against Garrison is Kevin, a successful 28-year-old lawyer, eager to become the next R&B sensation. However, Kandi is not fully sold on his swag, and tries to teach him how to “woo” the ladies. The stakes are even higher this week as American Idol winner Ruben Studdard joins for a special guest appearance.