Bravo also announced three scripted shows and three unscripted shows that are still in the development stage and have not yet been green lighted for a slot on the schedule. The SCRIPTED shows look surprisingly good.
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.
This could be interesting. Depends on the acting. Bravo doesn’t seem to have any actors lined up yet. So maybe…
Heiresses 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?
Sounds like a great script. Again, it will come down to acting. This one has my interest though.
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.
Great producers give the possibility for the best actors to be in this one. I like the premise. I miss good scripted TV.
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.
Probably not. I sort of want to through a brick through the TV at the parents already.
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.
YES! You had me at Gordon Ramsey. Anything he does is great.
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.
Okay, first we have to suspend disbelief that rich people would really take their legal matters to a Bravo television program. Then we have to find it somewhere within ourselves to take Phaedra Parks seriously in the legal profession after watching her play the comedian and sexually frustrated character she designed for herself on RHOA? I can’t.
Finally, Bravo announced the following shows will be returning:
Bravo confirmed new season orders for Flipping Out Season 7, Tabatha Takes Over Season 5, and Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles Season 6.
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. WAIT! DID THEY GET RID OF THE NERDY JEWISH ONE? HE WAS MY FAVORITE!
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.
Okay, what do y’all think about this?