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Kim Zolciak spinoff back April 16, followed by Kandi Burruss' 'The Kandi Factory'

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It seems only apropos for Bravo to pair former "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member Kim Zolciak's spin-off show "Don't Be Tardy" with a show starring the woman who made the song possible: current "Real Housewives" cast member Kandi Burruss, who has a new music program where she takes people who aren't necessarily professionals and write them a decent song to sing.

"The Kandi Factory" was inspired by Burruss' work with Zolciak, who is clearly not a professional singer but managed to get plenty of mileage out  of Grammy winning songwriter Kandi's production of "Don't Be Tardy for the Party."

Zolciak's show will debut Tuesday, April 16 with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. "The Kandi Factory" launches at 10 p.m.

The press release summarize's Zolciak's hectic life, all which has been chronicled on this blog and on dozens of gossip sites around the Web:

It’s only been a year since Kim Zolciak’s million-dollar wedding to the Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann, but a lot has changed in the newlyweds’ life. This season as their family grows even bigger with the addition of a fourth child, Kash Kade, they’re working on remodeling their new home while Kroy and his team are enjoying an extremely successful football season with the hopes of making it to the Super Bowl.  But as everyone knows, the path to success isn’t without some bumps in the road. The Biermanns are living in tight quarters in Kim’s old townhouse, impatient for the seemingly endless construction to finish; Kim’s daughters, who’ve had their mother all to themselves for most of their lives, now have to share her with their young siblings.  To make matters worse, Kim’s parents, who haven’t spoken to their daughter since Kim kicked them out of her wedding, are dragging her to court for visitation with their granddaughters.  Kim refuses to let any of this bring down her spirits because as she says, “Just ask, believe and receive.”

Her first spinoff, which last spring, focused on her wedding and pulled in enough viewers (averaging more than 2 million per original airing of an episode) to merit a second round. Bravo will air 12 episodes.

A one-hour special test run of "The Kandi Factory" also aired last year. It showed promise so Bravo execs gave Burruss eight more episodes.

In each stand-alone episode, she will put everything on the line by offering two protégés with no industry experience an opportunity of a lifetime – to master the key elements that make a star and a chance to fulfill their dreams. Kandi recognizes something special in each of the contestants and through the process she hopes to discover the next rising star.

From rocky recording sessions to stumbling through choreography, the transformations that the contestants undergo are a must-see as the show takes viewers through the gut-wrenching process of their makeovers with Kandi and her team of experts – comprised of producer Don Vito, choreographer Victor Jackson and stylist Kwame Waters.  Don Vito, a sought-after producer, has worked on multiple genres in the music industry including Kim Zolciak’s breakout single “Tardy for the Party.”  Victor is a Georgia-born choreographer who has worked on performances for artists including Lil Wayne, En Vogue and Chante Moore. And, with a stellar track record as a professional wardrobe stylist, Kwame is a personal shopper for some of the industry’s chart toppers including Perri “Pebbles” Reid, Tiny and En Vogue. The winner of each episode who creates a lasting impression on Kandi and her team will score the ultimate career break – an original song based on their personal life and written by Kandi herself, plus, a music video produced by her accomplished team.  For a sneak peek of the show visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-kandi-factory/season-1/videos/the-kandi-factory-stamp-of-approval

From rocky recording sessions to stumbling through choreography, the transformations that the contestants undergo are a must-see as the show takes viewers through the gut-wrenching process of their makeovers with Kandi and her team of experts – comprised of producer Don Vito, choreographer Victor Jackson and stylist Kwame Waters.  Don Vito, a sought-after producer, has worked on multiple genres in the music industry including Kim Zolciak’s breakout single “Tardy for the Party.”  Victor is a Georgia-born choreographer who has worked on performances for artists including Lil Wayne, En Vogue and Chante Moore. And, with a stellar track record as a professional wardrobe stylist, Kwame is a personal shopper for some of the industry’s chart toppers including Perri “Pebbles” Reid, Tiny and En Vogue. The winner of each episode who creates a lasting impression on Kandi and her team will score the ultimate career break – an original song based on their personal life and written by Kandi herself, plus, a music video produced by her accomplished team.  For a sneak peek of the show visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-kandi-factory/season-1/videos/the-kandi-factory-stamp-of-approval

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