Vanderpump Rules and Shahs of Sunset get new seasons, with new scripted and unscripted series on the way!

Apr 2, 2013 - The Dish

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.

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?

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. 

And, finally we present our returning series. Click to the next page to find out which of your favorite will be returning!