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At the helm of the femaleskewing cable network since 2010, Berwick (who joined Bravo in 1996 from Britain’s Channel 4 news) is enjoying Bravo’s current reign as the No. 11 network among adults 18 to 49 and was a force behind its major rebranding in 2005.
“Our viewers are passionate,” says Berwick. “Whether it’s Social Editions, where we put viewers comments on screen, or virtual viewing parties during the show.”
Last month, the network announced plans to develop nine new reality series (and a 27 percent increase in their original programming slate) and eight returning
shows, including Inside the Actors Studio for its 18th season.
The Manhattan resident and mother of one plans to capitalize on the popularity of shows like Jerseylicious (which had its most successful season to date, averaging 590,000 total viewers for its fourth cycle) as the network introduces a 25 percent increase in original hours — which will include reality series Empire Girls and, naturally, Chicagolicious.