Well, Bravo fans, your heads are about to spin (because mine is!) At this year's upfront presentation, we not only announced new series pick-ups, but, yes, we're developing some scripted series. Check out the descriptions of all of our new shows below:
AMERICAN ARTIST (working title)
Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker and her production company, Pretty Matches, will team with the Emmy-nominated Magical Elves ("Top Chef," "Project Runway") and Eli Holzman, to produce "American Artist" (wt), an hour long creative competition series among contemporary artists. "American Artist" will bring together twelve aspiring artists to compete for a gallery show, a cash prize and a sponsored national tour. In each episode, contestants will create unique works of art highlighting art's role in everyday life, while they compete and create in a range of disciplines including sculpture, painting, photography and industrial design (to name a few). In working beyond their preferred mediums, artists will have to adapt quickly to changes in order to succeed. Completed works of art will be appraised by a panel of top art world figures including fellow artists, gallerists, collectors, curators and critics. The finalists' work will be showcased in a nation-wide museum tour. "American Artist" is produced by Magical Elves and Pretty Matches for Bravo. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson and Eli Holzman serve as executive producers.
DESIGN SIXX (working title)
Husband and wife design team Cortney and Robert Novogratz have made it their business to seek out abandoned buildings across Manhattan. Their company, Sixx Design, has established an international reputation by taking those buildings and transforming them into multi-million dollar living spaces. But the Novogratz's are anything but your typical house-flippers. In addition to living in each of the homes they flip, the couple brings along their six children all under the age of 11 and Cortney is pregnant with a seventh child on the way. Life is chaotic for the family, but from chaos comes clarity with Cortney and Robert and their design team. "Design Sixx" (wt) is produced by Left/Right for Bravo. Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver serve as executive producers.
KELL ON EARTH (Working Title)
Kelly Cutrone has been called one of the "coolest, scariest and New York-iest people ever" and, judging from her frank demeanor and fashion world credibility, it's easy to see why. Bravo takes a no-holds-barred look into the life of one of America's most legitimate tastemakers as she balances running her wildly successful fashion PR company, People's Revolution, with being a single mother and one of New York's most notable women about town. "Kell on Earth" (wt) is produced by the Emmy-nominated Magical Elves for Bravo. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz and Kelly Cutrone serve as executive producers.
LAUNCH MY LINE
"Launch My Line," (previously announced as "Celebrity Sew-Off") Bravo's newest fashion competition series, features 10 established fashion designers paired with pop culture notables, who are highly regarded in their own field of expertise, but have always dreamed of having their own line. From stylists, music producers, event planners to CEOs and choreographers, the notables will work with the established designers to bring their vision to life and create a fashion line. In the end, one team will be declared the winner and the notable will win a chance to launch their own fashion line. Acclaimed designers, twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 join "Launch My Line" as hosts, and fashion notables Stefani Greenfield and Lisa Kline will serve as judges. "Launch My Line" is produced by Lake Paradise Entertainment for Bravo. Holly M. Wofford ("Survivor," "Shear Genius" and "Supernanny") and Viki Cacciatore ("Survivor") serve as executive producers.
ERIC B. (Working Title)
Demi Moore says he is a "magician," Courtney Cox loves him, and he fields calls from Governor Schwarzenegger's office. Vivacious and wildly creative, Eric Buterbaugh is the florist of choice for celebrities, power brokers and anyone else compelled to have one of the world's most exclusive floral designers conceptualizing and executing the look of their special events. From designing Tobey and Jen Maguire and Moore and Kutcher's weddings, to working with clients that range from Gwen Stefani to the Duchess of York, Buterbaugh knows how to do a party just right – whether it's planning it or attending it. Bravo takes viewers inside the creative process and the day-to-day life of Buterbaugh and his top-notch staff as he endeavors to make the world a more beautiful place, one blossom at a time. "Eric B." (working title) is produced by Katalyst Media for Bravo. Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg, Rod Aissa and Karey Burke serve as executive producers.
JACKIE'S GYM TAKEOVER
She's used to completely making over people's bodies and minds – now Jackie Warner is making over businesses. As a fitness expert, gym owner and entrepreneur Warner will use her experience to whip struggling gyms back into shape. Each week, Warner will help a gym owner turn their failing business into a well-oiled machine, giving the entire place a face lift – from faulty equipment to lame classes, bad marketing plans, outdated decor and ineffective trainers – she will cut the fat and pump up these gyms before they burn out. "Jackie Gym Takeover" is produced by Shed Media U.S. for Bravo. Nick Emmerson, Jennifer O’Connell, Yann deBonne and Jackie Warner serve as executive producers.
LAURA BENNETT (Working Title)
Her trademark red hair is never out of place and her lipstick is always perfect. From the looks of the perennially put together Laura Bennett, one would never know what insanity brews in her downtown loft filled with a husband, a band of misbehaving pets, and a small army of children under the age of 12. Keeping track of six kids, five of them boys, is nearly impossible so Bennett does the best she can – even if that means sometimes losing track of her children. This hilarious docu-series follows Bennett, as she juggles life as a chic fashion designer and loving mother, where order is everything, but chaos is inevitable. "Laura Bennett" (wt) is produced by Goodbye Pictures for Bravo. Rich Bye serves as executive producer.
Secret Life of Supermodels
Whether they're jet-setting across the country, galloping down a catwalk or posing for the latest issue of Vogue, supermodels always appear to be leading glamorous, aspirational lives. But behind the cool veneer of those picture perfect looks, and beyond the fantastic stories we read and hear, supermodels aren't that different from everyone else. Even the world's most beautiful women have unusual passions, complicated relationships and every day problems. "Secret Lives of Supermodels" is a docu-series featuring world renowned supermodels Carol Alt, Maggie Rizer, Frederique Van Der Wal, Mariel Hemingway, Irina Pantaeva and Patricia Velasquez as this group of close friends comes together to deal with work and relationships outside of the modeling world. Viewers will see how these women use their celebrity, intellect, and influence to conquer everything from love and motherhood to business and charity work, and document the organic friendships that have grown as they've worked together over the years. "Secret Life of Supermodels" is produced by Stick Figure Productions and Bayonne Entertainment for Bravo. Steven Cantor, Daniel Laikind, Terry Clark and Rob Lee serve as executive producers.
For generations, various social cliques have tried to rise to the forefront of New York City's high society. While the parties, styles, drinks and venues may change, the goals of these groups always remain the same – to get to the top and stay there. Bravo's newest docu-series, "Social Heights," follows a close group of Manhattan friends as they try to stake their claim to social prominence. It will capture all the tension, drama and politics inherent to life among New York's social elite, and viewers will get to know all the prominent players, young and old, as our characters navigate the social landscape to try and find a place among Manhattan's upper crust. Some will climb, some will fall and others will be pushed off – but in the end, they all will learn what it's like to try and make it to the heights of New York society. "Social Heights" is produced by ABC Media Productions and Stick Figure Productions for Bravo. Steven Cantor, Daniel Laikind and Terry Clark serve as executive producers.
Bravo also announced its first foray into the scripted genre with two development deals: From Laurence Andries (Six Feet Under, Alias) and executive producers Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy for Alloy Entertainment (Gossip Girl), comes Blueprint, a serialized dramedy following the lives of two best friends — one straight, one gay — who own New York's hottest architecture and interior design firm.
From Jonathan Prince (The Cleaner, Cane and the Emmy winning NBC series American Dreams) and Alana Sanko (Murphy Brown, and award-winning children's television including Just for Kicks and DragonTales) comes 30 Under 30. The series centers around young, influential up-and-comers who have earned a coveted spot on an annual "30 Under 30" list. The series follows these characters – among them a sexy young chef, a gossip blogger, an avant garde artist and a high end real estate agent – after being honored at a big event in New York. These hot and talented young professionals are all over the New York social scene living dynamic, glamorous, and sometimes scandalous lives, which cleverly intersect and collide.
Um, so, yeah. What shows are you most excited to watch?
- Monica A. Reyhani
Looks like I'll be spending a lot of my viewing time w/ Bravo! Am most excited about Laura Bennett - loved her on Project Runway. Can't wait for the new season!
I am interested in becoming a participant on "American Artist". How and when can I submit my info and audition for the show?
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Seriously??? Doesn't Bravo already have one of each of these shows? A couple of them sound decent but the majority of them sound like their redoing shows that have already been done. How many shows about aspiring, bone skinny models can one person possibly take. One of my favorite Bravo shows is Millionaire Matchmaker for the simple fact of there is nothing else like it on tv. Get creative and come up with something that hasn't been done before. One more thought, most of these shows are based in New York and I'm sure that is great for some people but that is not the only place on Earth. Don't get me wrong I love Bravo but there is life outside of New York and California.
It's gonna be hard to top Project Runway with any other fashion based shows, or Top Chef for that matter either.The originals are the best,but a word of warning...Top Chef is getting too flashy!! Return to the roots of the first couple of seasons. Basic,gritty,cooking.....PASSION from those great people who conceptualized this great series.
What I'd really like to see is the shows that are already on the air and have us hooked -- why all the reruns??? This is the second week in a row of dead air. The so-called seasons for shows like Millionaire Matchmaker and Make me a Supermodel are already short enough without chopping them up with two (even three) weeks between new episodes. Enough already!
What are YOU talking about? There has been a consistent stream of new shows over the past few weeks. You need to fix your tivo
I know someone perfect for the American Artist reality show. How and when can she submit her info and audition for the show?
Ummm, and what about the best show coming up? Miami Social? That was completely left off the list. . .por que?
I will check out Laura because I really liked her on Project Runway. Will we still have Project Runway and Top Chef and My life on the D List with Kathy Griffin???
Is there another season for "Flipping Out" and "The Rachel Zoe Project" These are my favorite two shows.
Im upset that theyre coming out with another eastcoast Houswives(New Jersey) I would had loved to see some Housewives in Miami some latin flavor
I'm very excited about the new upcoming shows, especially "American Artists", "Kell on Earth" and "Jackie's Gym takeover." I would have to agree with some of the other comments though; drop the housewives of the O.C and bring us some Miami or Chicago!
As an artist I am thrilled to read about AMERICAN ARTIST.
As a former New Jersey resident, I WAS excited about the Real Housewives of NJ.... but what's with all the fur in the promo photos? They look like fat cows draped in yards of animal pelts - obviously low class, uneducated, uncaring women. Everyone knows about the cruelty of the fur trade. Sorry Joisy girls, I won't be watching you.
PS I was EXTREMELY disappointed to see Jill Zarin, my fave, also sporting fur cuffs on her jacket last week. Pu-lease!
Happy to see Laura Bennett again, she was great on Project Runway.
Also, curious about the show ~Secret Life of Supermodels.
Laura Bennett. You failed to mention the family turtle who, I assume, gets cameo appearances. American Artist has potential. As usual, Bravo offers interesting, varied fare. Just lose the housewives, please.
Now American Artists is one I will watch for sure!!
Hope they use the fresh new face of Jake Allee as one of the judges!! There is an American ceramicist going somewhere ~ all over the globe!!
What about flipping out? I like Jackie Warners new show. No way will I watch Kell on Earth, Kelly Cutrone is nasty, couldn't stand to watch her.
Launch My Line sounds like it it going to be Drama!Remmber all the drama on Project Runway, my favorite show, imagne the drama with egos of already established and successful designers..This is going to be good!!
Some of the shows in the list of those that will soon hit the Bravo airways definitely piqued my interest but what I still don't understand is why Bravo is seemingly unaware of everything between the East Coast or the West Coast. I think it is time to explore the space between the Atlantic and the Pacific and do a Real Housewives of CHICAGO! Chicago is an amazing city filled with amazing people that would make for incredibly entertaining TV. It is the city that was home to the Obama family & the city representing the USA in the bid for the 2016 Olympics. There is a lot going on in Chicago; more so than the OC, Jersey, or Atlanta. Chicago has just as much going on as NYC (its just cleaner in Chicago). Come on Bravo, expand your horizons!
BTW - You can 't count Top-Chef when everything is filmed indoors removed from the realities of the location.
Hate the gym takeover show! The others sound really great! I agree with the viewer about maybe a Housewives of Chicago or Miami??? The OC housewives are done and after watching them on the Red Carpet show, they need to put out to pasture with their fake tans and botox!!! Where's Flipping Out & Zoila? Love them!!! BRAVO has some great must watch TV! Keep up the good shows and can the rest!
please bring back more tabatha's salon takeover, sheer genius,working out, and top chef; i'm going through withdrawals.
I love some of the new show's comming out, take Housewives of NY away and yes do a Miami, you HAVE to keep the original Housewives of OC. What about Flipping Out, Shear Genuis and Million Dollar Listings, will they be back, I hate to see Project Runway go, I am not sure about the replacement of the show but will watch to see. Keep up with the good shows!!!
These Housewife shows are getting ridiculous. The people watching your network want to see REAL low and middle-class people working to become successful and the battles we struggle in trying to do so. Not these rich people and their catty fights, and their flaunting of material crap when most of us are out here getting laid off and losing our houses. I would love for a network to find normal people doing amazing things or trying to make something out of their lives.
Hey, none of the shows sounds good, but my husband and i got really into Tabatha's salon makeover and the housewives of Atlanta, oh gosh we had a blast!, please bring them back, my husband used to swith shift during night works so he wont miss the shows.
More Flipping Out Please!!!!! BTW-nobody wants to watch "normal" people do anyhting! Tacky neauvo riche who think their show is about their fabulous lives is genious and immensely entertaining.
I'm looking forward to seeing Design Sixx- just read about them in the NYTimes. I'm just fascinated to see how on earth will they handle their rehab, development business w/six almost seven children to deal with. I'm exhausted with my toddler and baby- I can't imagine how they do it without drinking many energy drinks.
Oh, another thing- please kill the Real Housewives (of any city); the women are vacuous, ridiculous and no longer interesting to look at(in a drive by accident kind of way)
you must must must do housewives of miami or what about the one and only PALM BEACH !!!!!!!!!!! shocking that you would do NEW JERSEY before PALM BEACH !!!!
I have to very much agree with Lisa K. ALthough a native from NJ and am enjoying the series so far... I can tell you from a personal experience of living in Palm Beach currently for the past three years... I know of a bunch of Housewives who would make for killer ratings! And who doesn't want to shoot a show in beautiful Florida!!??
American Artist will be a must see for me and my friends. I would tune in to Eric B. to see what he was about, same with Launch My Line. I would not watch Kell on Earth, Social Heights or The Secret Live of (really old) Supermodels. Good luck!
You really need to do a Real Housewives of a small town being affected by the recession. We could show America what a real housewife does!
I saw a show on TV that gave me this great idea. The TV show had interviews with Gwen Verdon, Ann Miller, et al, and they all discussed the excitement of leaving home with little money, looking for auditions, finding camaraderie, tears, the big break... what a GREAT reality show. Twenty-somethings, beautiful, talented people to follow to dance studios, singing lessions, acting coaches. auditions.. . You can show the hard work, the devotion, frustration, ambition, competitiveness - either Regional Theater or Broadway - it would also be a great boost for the Theater District! Then... who will make it to the big time?
can't wait to see jackie warner back on tv i love her i just was wishing for another season of workout i loved that show please bring it back love to be able to buy the first three seasons on dvd any body know where to get them?