In case you have been feeling like there just isn’t enough Bravo to fill your days, not to worry! Bravo announced yesterday that they are upping their programming by 15%. And, not only can we expect a multitude of new reality shows, Bravo has also greenlit several scripted projects that we can’t wait to see. Here’s the dish:
New Greenlit Series:
Below Deck – Summer 2013
The upstairs and downstairs worlds collide when this young and single crew, known as “yachties,” live, love and work together onboard a privately owned extravagant yacht. Working and tending to the ever-changing needs of their demanding charter guests is not always smooth sailing.
City Sisters – Fall 2013
The series follows a group of single, up-and-coming movers and shakers in New York’s elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media. These ladies are aggressive in their pursuit of personal and career goals, but in this cutthroat world where egos are high and the drive to succeed is even higher, success can come at a steep cost.
Courtney Loves Dallas
Breakout star Courtney Kerr of Most Eligible Dallas navigates the lively Texas social scene with her group of sassy, dynamic friends. She’s out to rope herself the perfect southern gentleman, while trying to make a name for herself in the fashion industry, but Courtney quickly finds that taking the bull by the horn isn’t as easy as it may sound.
Divorce Diva (working title)
When couples go from “I do” to “I don’t,” Vikki Ziegler is who they call to mediate, advise and divide their assets out of court. Why let a judge decide your fate when the Divorce Diva can cut through all the drama to determine who will get what?
Eat, Drink, Love – Summer 2013
Single, successful, beautiful and connected to the restaurant and food industry in Los Angeles, these ladies take on the traditionally male-dominated industry in their own way as they juggle a world where business always mixes with pleasure.
Extreme Guide to Parenting – Fall 2013
From spoiling and severe punishments to helicopter and new age methods, this is parenting at its most extreme. Each episode gives a candid look at two different households with very unique styles of raising their children — and each family strongly believes their methods are superior.
This topical, fashion-based talk show features two of Atlanta’s style elite, celebrity hairstylists Derek J and Miss Lawrence, and New York’s fashion maven and media socialite Bevy Smith. The trendy opinionated trio will cover anything and everything related to the world of fashion and beauty, from haute couture to celebrity style to unusual outfits from around the globe, giving their unique perspective on the trends, hits and misses.
The Kandi Factory – Premieres Tuesday, April 9
Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum songwriter Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta helps 16 aspiring artists jumpstart their dreams of stardom. Burruss gives two protégés with no industry experience the opportunity of a lifetime — a shot at an original song release and music video produced by The Kandi Factory.
Newlyweds: The First Year – Premieres Monday, May 6
From the moment they say “I do” to their one-year anniversary, for the first time ever we see up close, the first year of marriage in “Newlyweds: The First Year.” This groundbreaking series follows four diverse couples coast-to-coast experiencing the daily trials and tribulations of their first 365 days of marriage captured by Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated documentarian Lauren Lazin.
Property Envy – Summer 2013
The world’s most exclusive, expensive houses are throwing open their doors to a panel of passionate property experts in this new panel talk show that explores the world of luxury real estate, cutting-edge home technology and trendsetting décor. Every week, our property and design-obsessed host and esteemed panelists will present the homes that give them “Property Envy.”
The notoriously closed society of Charleston, South Carolina unlocks the gates of their centuries-old plantation homes for a real-life look at how modern-day Southern aristocracy lives. Get charmed by the social scene which is bound by tradition and ostentation unlike any other culture in America, through a group of the city’s most charismatic gentlemen and their Southern belle equals.
Taking Atlanta (working title) – Summer 2013
Atlanta just got even hotter as this group of ambitious young go-getters on the cusp of realizing their dreams work hard, but play even harder. They are shaking up the city’s fashion, music, hospitality and real estate scenes.
Thicker Than Water: The Tankards – Fall 2013
This docu-series follows former professional basketball player turned popular gospel singer/recording artist and minister Ben Tankard, his blended family and their journey in expanding the family fortune. From music-producing to NBA life coaching and motivational speaking, this business-oriented family strives to keep on top of their game, but finds their true passion lies in ministry.
Two Fit Girls (working title)
It’s crunch time for best friends and business partners Katrina and Karena, the fearless duo behind Toneitup.com. While some entrepreneurs have a business plan, these girls use their “street smarts, not book smarts” to push themselves and their brand to wild extremes.
Ladies of London (working title)
Set in the glittering, class-conscious city of London, this new series follows a group of elite British socialites and American expats enjoying the upper crust of the high society world. And while these Brits and Americans all live in the same city, have been married to rock stars, dated royalty, are darlings of the paparazzi and enjoy wealth beyond belief, they are still culturally, worlds apart.
Princesses: Long Island – Premieres Sunday, June 2
Meet members of the “boomerang generation” – six young women from, Long Island who return to their pampered lifestyles in the comfort of their parents’ estates and at the expense of their fathers’ bank accounts. This new docu-series offers a window into their unique family dynamics and personal lives filled with labels, luxury, and love trials.
100 Days of Summer
This young, successful Chicago “it” crowd are working the boardrooms and the bedrooms, eager to make a name for themselves, find love and succeed at any price. With a social circle made up of best friends, former lovers, and current lusts, things are bound to get interesting.
New Scripted Projects in Development:
Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce
Produced by Universal Cable Productions from writer and Executive Producer Marti Noxon(Glee, Mad Men, Buffy). Dawn Olmstead (Gigantic, Prison Break) and Meryl Poster also as Executive Producers.
Based on the book series by Executive Producer Vicki Iovine, this one hour dramedy follows a best-selling author of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40’s in Los Angeles. She starts to side with and take advice more from her divorced friends rather than her married ones and it leads her to some unexpected and life-changing experiences.
Produced by Warner Horizon and Alloy Entertainment (666 Park Ave, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars). Les Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo as Executive Producers for Alloy Entertainment.
Based on the upcoming novel from Sara Sheperd (Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game), this one- hour drama follows one of the most prestigious and wealthy families on the Upper East Side who have built their entire fortune on the business of diamonds. Due to a clause the grandfather placed in his will, only his granddaughters are set to inherit his massive fortune… these are the heiresses. After the death of their cousin, the remaining heiresses try to figure out if the family curse is real or not, and if not, who killed their cousin, and more importantly, which one of them is next on the hit list?
High and Low
Executive Produced by Michael Jackson (former chairman of Universal Television and former CEO of the UK’s Channel 4) and Rachael Horovitz (Moneyball, Grey Gardens) from writer and Executive Producer Michael Imperioli (Son of Sam, The Sopranos).
This period drama takes us through the worlds of 1980s art, food, and Wall Street through the eyes of rival brothers, from two different mothers, who open a restaurant together, forcing the two estranged families to finally deal with the years of resentment between them. The show focuses on the lives of the people who work at the restaurant, are discovered at the restaurant and the mysterious woman at the center that tears the brothers apart.
New Unscripted Projects in Development:
Ivy League Confidential (working title)
When money is no object and you want to make sure your child gets accepted into one of the top universities in the world, what else do you do but hire the country’s best college admissions consultants. Ivy League Confidential follows a group of four elite college admissions consultants in New York and Los Angeles as they deal with over-the-top, pampered clients (both the parents and the children) that, unfortunately for our counselors, expect nothing but Ivy League results.
America’s Best Restaurant (working title)
Modeled after UK hit Ramsay’s Best Restaurant and from executive producer Gordon Ramsay,America’s Best Restaurant is a new food competition series that travels across the country and tackles the food world from a wholly different direction: the restaurants. Sixteen of the nation’s best restaurants, representing all variety of cuisines, will compete against each other on their own turf to find out who truly provides the best all-around, top-to-bottom restaurant experience and deserves to be crowned as America’s Best Restaurant.
Rich People’s Problems (working title)
When the rich and famous of Atlanta have a dispute, they know that only one lawyer will deliver some cold, hard justice: Phaedra Parks of “The Real Housewife of Atlanta.” Whether it’s friends battling over an $8,000 loan or accusations of stolen Chanel handbags or confusion over a prenuptial agreement and whether it entitles you to two or three live-in staff members, the rich certainly have an odd sense of what qualifies as a problem in today’s world, and Phaedra will be there to help them sort it all out.
Celebrity chef Curtis Stone returns this summer to host Top Chef Masters Season 5 alongside new head critic Gail Simmons and real estate magnates Ryan Serhant and Fredrik Eklund welcome up-and-coming agent Luis D. Ortiz in Million Dollar Listing New York Season 2, premiering Wednesday, May 8th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Additionally, Bravo greenlit third seasons of Shahs of Sunset and The Real Housewives of Miami, as well as second seasons of Chef Roble & Co, Vanderpump Rules, Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis, which premieres Thursday, June 6th at 9 p.m. ET/PT and Don’t Be Tardy…,which premieres Tuesday, April 16th at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
All five of the Garden State ladies are back with The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 5 premiering Sunday, June 2nd at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The network also picked up The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4 and The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6 and The Real Housewives of New York Season 6.
Bravo’s Emmy-Award winning culinary competition series Top Chef will return for Season 11 and The Emmy-nominated series, Inside The Actors Studio, continues its 19th season with the show’s milestone 250th episode taking a look back on the first 18 seasons of the series.
The fun also returns in late night with the live series, Watch What Happens Live returning for Season 10 with even more celebrity VIPs, real-time viewer interaction, and strong cocktails of pop culture.
Phew! That’s a pretty long list! Which shows are you most excited about?