Who’s ready to cozy up with some new Bravo programming this winter?? Bravo announced today that they’ll be airing 3 brand new shows in January and I, for one, can’t wait to be curled up in front of my TV come 2014! Happy New Year to us, Bravo Watchers!
Let’s face it, after the Holiday Season is over it’s really just a waiting game until things warm up and we can go play outside again. January through April always feels like the longest time of year to me. This year, at least, we’ll have some exciting new shows to get us through! Three original docu-series are kicking off in January: Toned Up, Blood, Sweat & Heels, and 100 Days of Summer.
All the details and video previews are below but, of course, I’ve gotta share my two cents. Toned Up seems to be the most original of the three new series. It follows two women who are already successful thanks to the originality of their ideas and approach to their business. And, I can’t think of another Bravo series that really reminds me of the format of this one. Blood, Sweat & Heels takes us back to NYC. My first thought: WHY are we headed back to New York before any mention of the return of The Real Housewives of New York City? I’ve got a hankering for some Pinot! Other than that, I have to say I was reminded of Eat, Drink Love. Not only because of the three-word title similarity but also the fact that we’ll be following a group of loosely-tied-together women as they try to make it up the ladder of success in their city. And, finally, we have 100 Days of Summer. This one reminds me of both Most Eligible Dallas and The New Atlanta. It follows a group of young-ish professionals as they work and play together. We know Most Eligible is not returning (but Courtney Kerr did get a spinoff) and no word yet about The New Atlanta Season 2…so I’m a little confused about why Bravo is tripling down on this format? Not that I’m exactly complaining–I rarely meet a Bravo series that I’m not entertained by and I liked both of those shows. Bottom line, I am most excited about Toned Up thanks to it’s freshness and (here’s hoping) ability to inspire me to get up and OFF the couch in 2014!
Here’s the scoop (and previews!):
On Thursday, January 2 at 10:30pm ET/PT, get a start on your new year’s resolutions with two new faces of fitness.
Katrina Dawn and Karena Hodgson are guaranteed to make you sweat on “Toned Up.” These two super-toned girls started ToneItUp.com in 2009 and today the site receives over 1.8 million unique visitors a month and over 600 twitter mentions per hour. Their web business is dedicated to helping women find fun workouts, delicous, healthy recipes, and a supportive community. And now, the ladies are getting their own docu-series on Bravo! Although the two are business partners, they are also best friends, roommates and much more. Making no apologies for who they are, these women use their “yoga smarts” to push themselves and their brand to wild extremes. Whether they are speaking in their special language of “meows” or debating the merits of bug propellant, the dynamic duo have created an exercise revolution that has already inspired millions. See for yourself:
Blood, Sweat & Heels
“Blood, Sweat & Heels” steps up Bravo’s style and sass beginning Sunday, January 5th at 9pm ET/PT following six movers-and-shakers as they navigate New York City’s elite circles of real estate, fashion and media.
The all-female cast includes former “video vixen” turned realtor Melyssa Ford, real estate partner Brie Bythewood, modeling agency owner Mica Hughes, affordable-style expert Daisy Lewellyn, A Belle in Brooklyn blogger and author Demetria Lucas and style and pop culture journalist Geneva S. Thomas. From Harlem to Brooklyn, life in the big city often resembles a small town when the women cross paths in their personal and professional lives. These independent ladies are aggressive in their pursuit of personal and career goals, but will the cost of success prove too steep as they climb their way to the top? This preview has me wondering just what exactly can we expect from this group:
100 Days of Summer
Steaming up the cold winter season is “100 Days of Summer” debuting Tuesday, January 7th at 10pm ET/PT.
This new series chronicles a group of young, successful and driven Chicagoans as they navigate the ups and downs of their personal, professional, and social lives in the Windy City over one intense summer. Hooked into Chi-Town’s hottest industries, these nightlife impresarios, fashionistas, real estate moguls and entrepreneurs include Vincent Anzalone, Ray Austin, Tara Clack, Phillips Demming, Jay Michael and Pascale Wellin. They all work hard in business, play hard in life and attempt to navigate the sometimes murky waters that fall in between. In desperate need of relief from Chicago’s long-lasting winters, these go-getters only have a scant 100 days to accomplish the lofty personal and professional goals they set for themselves. (I guess the have to hibernate in the winter??) Some will succeed and some will fail, but they all will be changed forever. Get a sneak peek at the cast of “100 Days of Summer” with a half-hour preview special airing on Thursday, December 5 at 10:30pm ET/PT. In the mean time, here’s a glimpse at what we can expect from this group: