“Don’t Be Tardy”: The Biermann Bunch Brings the Fun

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Don’t Be Tardy – Series Overview

Bravo’s “Don’t Be Tardy” isn’t your typical reality show—it’s a wild ride with the Biermann family and an absolute blast. This series, kicking off in 2012 as a spin-off from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” follows the one and only Kim Zolciak-Biermann and her lively crew. Overflowing with laughs, love, and the unpredictable, “Don’t Be Tardy” gives us an all-access pass into the crazy world of this anything-but-ordinary family.

How It All Started

So, you’ve heard Kim’s iconic “Don’t Be Tardy for the Party” line, right? Well, that’s the inspiration behind the show’s name. Kim’s big personality and no-filter attitude won her a special place in Bravo fans’ hearts during her time on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” leading to the birth of her show.

Meet the Biermann Bunch

At the heart of “Don’t Be Tardy” is the Biermann family circus, led by Kim and her hubby, ex-NFL player Kroy Biermann. Wrangling six kiddos—Brielle, Ariana, KJ, Kash, Kaia, and Kane—they tackle life’s highs and lows in the most uproarious and, at times, chaotic way possible.

Following is a list of the primary cast members for the show.

  • Kim Zolciak
  • Kroy Biermann
  • Brielle Biermann
  • Ariana Biermann
  • Kash Biermann
  • Kaia Biermann
  • Kane Biermann
  • Tracey Bloom

Laughs Galore

What sets this show apart? The Biermanns don’t hold back—they give us a full-frontal view of their crazy antics and uproarious moments. From sibling banter to managing a crazy household, “Don’t Be Tardy” thrives on real, unscripted family life. It’s like watching your hilarious family shenanigans but on a seriously grand scale.

The Parenting Rollercoaster

Have you ever wondered what raising a big, blended family is like? “Don’t Be Tardy” spills the beans. Teenage drama, toddler trouble, and the general chaos of family life are all fair game. The show becomes a window into the challenges that any family can relate to, just with a lot more kids and a touch more glam.

The Glitz and Glam

While the Biermanns are all about the laughs, they also know how to live the high life. “Don’t Be Tardy” takes us on glamorous vacations and fancy events, giving us a sneak peek into their spotlight experiences. And, of course, Kim’s love for fashion and all things luxe adds that extra dash of sparkle. However, watching them spend excessively makes us wonder how they continue to afford their lifestyle.

Why It’s a Hit

“Don’t Be Tardy” isn’t just a reality show; it’s an invitation to join the Biermanns in their crazy, love-filled world. Their energy, unfiltered humor, and family antics make this show a standout in the reality TV scene. So, if you’re looking for a show that’s equal parts laughter and love, “Don’t Be Tardy” is your go-to. Join the Biermanns for a wild ride that’s anything but ordinary—because, in their world, ordinary isn’t in the cards!

List of Episodes

Thus far, the show has been on for eight seasons. Following is a list of season episodes for “Don’t Be Tardy”.

Season 1

In the first season of Don’t Be Tardy, there are nine episodes:

  • E1 – Months to the Altar – In the series’ first episode, Kim has just eight weeks to plan a wedding. Unfortunately, Kroy is right in the middle of the NFL season and can’t do much to help. So, Kim hires a wedding planner. Oddly, she ended up buying a used version of her dream wedding gown online.
  • E2 – How to Dress a Bride in 6 Weeks – Kim starts working with a fitness trainer to get in shape for the wedding. Later, Kim and her team headed to New York City to shop for her wedding wardrobe changes. Luckily, she finds plenty of options.
  • E3 – The Biermann’s are Coming! – Kroy’s parents are coming to town for a visit. Unfortunately, they don’t have a positive opinion about Kim. Naturally, she sets out to change their minds. However, it appears she needs to do the same with her mom.
  • E4 – At the Fifty-Yard Line – In the beginning, Brielle prepares for the homecoming dance. Later, Kim uninvites her mom from an event.
  • E5 – Port-A-Pology – In the fifth episode, the couple writes their vows for the ceremony.
  • E6 – Maid of Dishonor – Kim takes pictures of herself in a painted-on Falcon’s football jersey. Later, the stress of planning the wedding starts to affect the Zolciaks.
  • E7 – One Wig Left to Go – The couple sets up security to prevent unwanted guests. Meanwhile, Kim manages to get sick the day before the wedding. However, an early gift from the Kroyster makes her feel a bit better. Later, Derek J. and Niki try to convince Kim to wear her natural hair.
  • E8 – Our Wedding Goes to 11 – Kim is busy ensuring everything is ready for the big day in this episode.
  • E9 – We Fly Above – Finally, it’s wedding time. Unfortunately, Kim has a dramatic confrontation with her mom. Ultimately, Kim and Kroy tie the knot in a beautiful ceremony.

Season 2

  • S2 E1 – Busting Out All Over –
  • S2 E2 – Parent Trapped –
  • S2 E3 – Plan-Iversary –
  • S2 E4 – The Blonde Side –
  • S2 E5 – Offensive Play –
  • S2 E6 – Frozen Turkey –
  • S2 E7 – If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother –
  • S2 E8 – Don’t Double Dip –
  • S2 E9 – Jingle Bells, This Tree Smells –
  • S2 E10 – IUADD –
  • Bittersweet 16 –
  • The Bierman Bunch –

Season 3

  1. The Biermann Bunch
  2. Crowd Control
  3. Making the Cut
  4. Destination Destin
  5. Spring Break Forever, Biermanns
  6. Flipping Out
  7. I Need a Man
  8. Outward Bound
  9. Campfire Confessions
  10. Future Shock
  11. Kimmie’s Back
  12. Off the Bench
  13. Security Cam Sessions

Season 4

  1. On the Move
  2. 18 and Out
  3. Destin-ation Unknown
  4. The Love Gurus
  5. Kim’s Roots
  6. The Kim’s Speech
  7. The Biermann Carnival
  8. That’s Not Healthy
  9. Moving On, Moving Out
  10. A Big Splash
  11. Hello Hollywood
  12. Empty Nest?

Season 5

  1. Eggs on Ice
  2. Free Ballin’
  3. Animal House
  4. Home On The Range Part 1
  5. Home On The Range Part 2
  6. Ask, Believe, Receive, Gamble
  7. Hollywood or Bust
  8. Lights, Camera, Action
  9. Middle Child Syndrome
  10.  The Biermann Olympics
  11. Launch Party
  12. Life Goes On

Season 6

  1. Bongiorno Biermanns
  2. Mi Chiamo Kim
  3. Pigeons, Piazzas, Proposal
  4. Wigs, Lies, and Videotape
  5. How to Baseball
  6. Brielle Throws a Curveball
  7. One Door Closes, Another One Opens
  8. The Incident
  9. Meet The Parents
  10. Sinn, You’ve Been Gone
  11. Beach Please
  12. I Do Take Two

Executive Producers and Production Company

The executive producers for the show are Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Kroy Biermann, Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Troy VanderHeyden, and Michelle Schiefen. True Entertainment is the production company for the series. The show is filmed primarily on location in Atlanta, GA.

Theme Song

The show’s theme song in the first season was “Tardy for the Wedding,” written and performed by Kim Zolciak. Beginning with the second season, the show used “Tardy for the Party” by Kim Zolciak.

Facts and Trivia

Following is a list of little-known facts and trivia about the show and its cast members.

  • Kim met Kroy in May 2010 at a Dancing Stars of Atlanta charity event to support Real Housewives cast member Sheree Whitfield.

Questions and Comments

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