For those of us trying (and failing) to wean ourselves from the Bravo teat and get back to more intellectually stimulating programming, I have some good news! Not that we watch Bravo on Thursday nights anyway, but we REALLY won’t have any issue not watching when the new Thursday night line-up begins December 5th. Well, maybe a couple of minor issues. Click through for the Bravo PR spin on Thursday and my reactions.
From the Bravo Press Release (wild misusage of quotes theirs):
“The Millionaire Matchmaker”
Patti Stanger is back and better than ever in Bravo’s hit docu-series “The Millionaire Matchmaker.”This season features fresh faces and new surroundings as Patti’s business is thriving in a swanky new office in Marina Del Ray with an entirely different team of matchmakers. The love guru has enlisted “guy’s guy” Justin Bird, former Millionaire’s Club dater Marisa Saks and hopeless romantic David Cruz to spice up the Millionaire’s Club and bring their unique dating expertise to Patti’s clients. Along with her usual high-maintenance millionaires, Patti has another diverse roster of rich singles commencing with Don Swayze in the season premiere and continuing with Kim Kardashian’s BFF Jonathan Cheban, Katrina Parker (“The Voice”), Courtney Kerr (“Courtney Loves Dallas”), Rosie Pierri (“Real Housewives of New Jersey”),and Stefan Richter (“Top Chef”). In her personal life, Patti is working on balancing her ever-growing business and her relationship with boyfriend David Krausse. Can Patti and David resolve their communication issues now that they are living under the same roof?
Patrick Swayze’s 55-year-old brother Don is a millionaire? Oh wait, the PR promises a few random millionaires and a few other “rich singles” with an Z list IMDb listing. Sigh. Is Jonathon Cheban going to be playing the straight guy on his episode that he portrays on KUWTK on Millionaire Matchmaker? Some chick that was on The Voice is rich? I suppose if we remember it is on we may lose our resolve to watch Rosie try to hook up with someone. Rosie seems happier lately, so perhaps she was one of Patti’s few success stories. I hope so. Even though her past makes me worry for her new love just a touch. Speaking of tempers, we might also want to watch Stephan the angry chef from Top Chef to see what he is like on a date. But other than that I think we are home free. Right?
“Courtney Loves Dallas”
This new half-hour docu-series follows Courtney Kerr, breakout star of “Most Eligible Dallas,” as she navigates the lively Dallas social scene, while building a brand new career. Courtney took a leap of faith by quitting her stable job in fashion retail to pursue her exploding fashion blog full-time hoping to make her mark on the industry she’s obsessed with. It’s not all Gucci and Prada as she goes through an emotional rollercoaster ride as she juggles her search for the perfect southern gentleman and a fast moving fashion career filled with amazing 0pportunities. After having her heart broken by best friend, Matt Nordgren, Courtney continues to try to find the love of her life. Love life aside, Courtney is also faced with shocking news that her mother may have cancer, which only strengthens her bonds with her family and best friend, Tori. However, as Courtney’s career rides high, she neglects important friends and proves that having it all sure isn’t easy.
Um what? How can you be the break-out star of a show no one watched. And she is broken-hearted over her break-up with Matt Nordgren? Really? The guy that has allegedly banged every willing single chick on Bravo at least once (including if I recall correctly Taylor Armstrong?). So she quit her job to blog? I see. We call that a fast-moving career in fashion filled with amazing opportunities? And Mama’s cancer scare will be exploited on camera? How utterly charming. Pass.
See breaking up is getting easier and easier to do my friends! By the way, I have been cheating with USA Network lately. At night when you want to watch TV until you fall asleep without changing the channel they always have some Law & Order SUV type marathon going. Or if you are lucky it’s a House marathon.