LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – A NeNe Leakes “I Dream Of NeNe” full season commitment for Bravo is expected to be announced by Leakes and Bravo in the coming days, LALATE can report. Several years ago, LALATE exclusively reported that Bravo was quietly holding in production an upcoming NeNe Leakes spinoff series called I Dream of NeNe. The details were uncovered by LALATE during a trademark search more than two years earlier for Leakes and Bravo’s RHOA production house True Entertainment. In April 2013, Leakes confirmed that LALATE story, telling news that “I Dream of NeNe The Wedding”, a mini-season, would be coming to Bravo. The season was longer than comparable wedding spinoffs for other stars like Tamra Barney. By fall 2013, the show debuted to Bravo with moderate ratings.
Now, a NeNe Leakes “I Dream Of NeNe” full season is expected to be announced as early as April 2014, LALATE anticipates. For weeks, Leakes has been telling news that she had inked a new production deal, while mentioning her production company, Leakes Entertainment. She additionally has been praising on Twitter her talent representatives. While the month of February usually encompasses the announcement of fall network TV primetime shows, the month passed with no further updates from Leakes. By March 2014, Leakes was then confirmed for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. With that Leakes again told news that she is excited about the DWTS but that another project is set to be announced. Leakes announced “My clothing line is coming in July and I’m currently on DWTS Season 18, which begins March 17th on ABC! I have another amazing announcement coming soon! When one door closes another one opens!”
Leakes’ production co will produce the spinoff series. In April 2013, NeNe said “YES the rumors r true! I will marry my love AGAIN! I Dream Of Nene-The Wedding special coming soon!” She added “Here’s me & my love! We luv 2 laugh! Thanks @Bravotv I Dream Of Nene-The Wedding Special coming soon”.
The spinoff is expected to feature Gregg Leakes’ children including Damien Leakes. On social media, the Leakes chidden have been promoting upcoming events in the southeast under “Leakes Entertainment” while listing themselves as “cast members” of I Dream of NeNe. Last September, Damien appeared on the show with a t-shirt featuring the name “Leakes Entertainment”. Ironically, around the time of those same battles between NeNe and Damien were growing about the “Leakes” name in 2011, NeNe took a formative corporate step, incorporating “Leakes, Inc.”, a Georgia for-profit corporation, registered to a residence in Duluth. And one this is for certain; neither Damien nor Gregg are officers. NeNe is listed as its CEO, CFO and Secretary together.
For now, if I Dream of NeNe returns this fall to Bravo, don’t expect Marlo Hampton to be on the show.