Bravo is making big, ambitious moves for the upcoming TV season. According to their 2014 upfront presentation, the network adding 15 new original shows to its lineup.
“Our strategy of creating a total multi-platform lifestyle experience for our Affluencers is paying off with not just viewership growth across the board, but also loyalty, which is at an all-time high for Bravo,” says Bravo president Frances Berwick. “This diversified new lineup, which includes two scripted series and our first ‘real-time’ docu-series, will satisfy fans and also bring in new affluent viewers.”
The new programs include a “Real Housewives of Atlanta” spinoff with recently-married Kandi Burruss. “Kandi’s Wedding” will document the songstress and new hubby Todd Tucker’s “planning process — including how they’re going to pull of a Coming to America-themed ceremony.”
Returning shows include fan favorites like “Blood, Sweat, & Heels” for season two, “Don’t Be Tardy” for season three, and of course “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” for it’s seventh go-around.
The network is also segueing into the scripted world with two new series. Upcoming half-hour comedy “Odd Mom Left Out” will follow Jill Kargmen as she “struggles to keep up with the wealthy, hip moms of the Upper East Side.” And, “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce” is about a self-help book author who “needs some help herself after she secretly separates from her husband and finds herself single in her 40s living in Los Angeles.”
Check out the full list of unscripted projects in development and returning shows below.
Unscripted Projects In Development
“Going Going Gone” – Viewers can call in to bid on unique items, ranging from a dress modeled by Naomi Campbell to one of Wolfgang Puck’s old knives, in a live televised estate sale.
“Tour Group” – In this luxury travel docu-series, a group of wealthy travelers get together to wander the globe and visit the world’s most scenic sights.
‘Gen XYZ” – Can women have it all? That’s the question this reality series asks as it follows six successful women navigating the balance between their careers in fashion and beauty industries and their personal lives.
“Below Deck” (season 2)
“Don’t Be Tardy” (season 3)
“Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” (season 7)
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (season 6)
“Top Chef ” (season 12)
“The Millionaire Matchmaker” (season 8)
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (season 7)
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (season 5)
“Shahs of Sunset” (season 4)
“Vanderpump Rules” (season 3)
“Fashion Queens” (season 3)
“Newlyweds” (season 2)
“Thicker Than Water” (season 2)
“Blood, Sweat, & Heels” (season 2)
In related TV news, recently-canceled “Single Ladies” has found a new home on Centric. The BET affiliate channel picked up the popular series after VH1 made a stocking decision to drop it. According to the LA Times, “Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment company, which produces “Single Ladies,” is developing an all-new fourth season as part of a new exclusive programming partnership with BET Networks’ Centric, which is being positioned as the first network aimed at black females.” Stars LisaRaye McCoy, Charity Shea and Denise Vasi have yet to confirm their returns.
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