These shows only work if it’s believable that all of the women are invested in being part of the social circle. They don’t have to all be friends, but we have to believe they care about their standing with the other women and want to be included. That’s why the shows don’t work when there’s a huge age gap-it’s not believable a 60 yo and a 30 yo would be hanging out together.
When LVP made it clear she didn’t consider any of the other RHoBH her equals, she had to go. Nene is the same. She obviously doesn’t want to spend time with these women, doesn’t value any of them and doesn’t care about any of them, and (unlike Bethany or Teresa), she’s not even willing to fake it.
And unlike BH, the rest of the Atlanta women, in particular Porscha and Kandi, have stepped up and provided fodder for the show that doesn’t have anything to do with Nene. I don’t understand why they brought her back.