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Quick facts for kidsMarried to Medicine Atlanta
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||8|
|No. of episodes||119 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||41–43 minutes|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||March 24, 2013– present|
|Related shows||Married to Medicine: Houston
Married to Medicine: Los Angeles
Married to Medicine (also known in some countries as Married to Medicine: Atlanta) is an American reality television series that began to air on March 24, 2013 on Bravo and was created by Mariah Huq. The series chronicles the lives of seven women in the Atlanta medical community with four of the women being doctors themselves, while the others are doctors' wives. It shows the group as they balance their social circles, careers, and families.
Mariah Huq, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Jacqueline Walters, Kari Wells, Toya Bush-Harris, and Simone Whitmore composed the first-season cast. Lisa Nicole Cloud and Heavenly Kimes joined the series beginning with the second season after the departure of Wells, while Huq departed after the second season.
The network announced a spin-off show entitled Married to Medicine: Houston, which premiered on November 11, 2016.
On April 11, 2018, Bravo renewed the show for a sixth season, which premiered on September 2, 2018. With this renewal, another spin-off titled Married to Medicine: Los Angeles would be premiering on March 10, 2019.
On August 6, 2019, the show was renewed for a seventh season which premiered on September 8, 2019.
On January 13, 2021, the show was renewed for an eighth season which premiered on March 7, 2021.
In November 2012, Bravo announced the series green-light of Married to Medicine. The network detailed the series by stating, "Married to Medicine follows a group of successful and educated women, including doctors and wives of doctors, who are connected to the world of medicine in Atlanta." Purveyors of Pop, a production company formed by Real Housewives producers Matt Anderson and Nate Green, produced the series, its second on Bravo after The Real Housewives of Miami. The first season was shot in Atlanta in September and October 2012. By February 2013, the first-season cast was revealed with Toya Bush-Harris, Mariah Huq, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Jacqueline Walters, Kari Wells, and Simone Whitmore starring in the series. At the time of its debut, Married to Medicine held the title of highest-rated series premiere since Bethenny Getting Married? in 2010 and the most watched non-spinoff series premiere in the network's history. The milestone was later surpassed in January 2014 by Blood, Sweat and Heels. The first season delivered over 1 million viewers in the 18-49 viewership demographic and 1.8 million total viewers, making it the network's highest-rated non-franchise/non-spin-off freshman series since Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
The production of the second season began the first week of September 2013. It premiered on April 6, 2014, with Toya Bush-Harris, Mariah Huq, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Jacqueline Walters, and Simone Whitmore reprising their roles while Lisa Nicole Cloud and Heavenly Kimes joined in the second season. Wells transitioned into a guest starring role for the second and third season.
On January 15, 2015, Bravo renewed the show for a third season, which premiered on June 7, 2015, and featured Bush-Harris, Lunceford, Walters, Whitmore, Kimes, and Cloud reprising their roles from the second season. Huq transitioned into a recurring role for the third season, while Jill Connors, who had guest starred in the second season, was featured in a recurring capacity.
Sources revealed on April 27, 2016, that the show had been renewed for a fourth season by Bravo, and the current cast were already six weeks into filming. The entire cast from the third season returned as series regulars, along with Mariah returning in a recurring capacity.
In regards to a fifth season, the cast was optimistic that the show would return with all of them reprising their roles, with the exception of Lisa Nicole, as she has stated that she would not return for any upcoming seasons of the show. On June 19, 2017, it was confirmed that majority of the cast would be returning for the upcoming fifth season, with the exception of Lisa Nicole. Mariah Huq is also expected to return in a recurring role. On September 19, 2017, Bravo announced the premiere date for the fifth season, along with a trailer for the upcoming season and the reveal of the new cast member, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, who officially joined the main cast from the third episode.
On August 2, 2018, the premiere of the sixth season was announced, starting on September 2, along with the release of the seasons' trailer. The cast was also revealed, with all the ladies returning who were prominent in the fifth season, along with Mariah rejoining the main cast, as she was present in a recurring capacity over the last three seasons.
The trailer for the seventh season was released on August 6, 2019, confirming the return of the previous seasons' cast.
After several circulating rumours, the return of the series with an eighth season was confirmed on January 27, 2021. Walters, Whitmore, Bush-Harris, Kimes and Metcalfe will all return, alongside new cast member Anila Sajja. Huq will not return to the series, whilst Webb was demoted to a friend role. Former cast members Cloud and Wells also return to the series in their respective roles as friends. The eighth season premiered on March 7, 2021.
|Dr. Jackie Walters||Main|
|Dr. Simone Whitmore||Main|
|Dr. Heavenly Kimes||Guest||Main|
|Lisa Nicole Cloud||Main||Recurring|
|Dr. Contessa Metcalfe||Main|
|Jill Connors (Toya's friend)||Guest||Recurring|
|Genise Shelton (Toya's friend)||Recurring||Guest|
|Dr. Jarrett Manning (Mariah's friend)||Recurring||Guest|
|Buffie Purselle (Simone’s friend)||Recurring|
List of Married to Medicine episodes
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