Reality TV show: The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2008-2012)

Leakes' over-the-top personality made her grating to watch, yet mesmerizing—an undeniable ratings magnet. It was only a matter of time until someone came along and helped her find a way to put that sassy screeching to some better use. Little did anyone guess that someone would turn out to be Ryan Murphy, one of the most awesome showrunners in the game.

Those who've found themselves lacking in Leakes can tune into The New Normal this fall to check her alongside The Hangover's Justin Bartha and The Book of Mormon's Andrew Rennells, who star as a gay duo that find an unlikely surrogate mother.