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Andy Cohen Reality Show Among Seven New Projects in the Works at Bravo
Bravo is building out its reality empire.
The cable network is adding seven new unscripted projects to its development slate. Among the new shows in the works is a faux late-night talk show from Watch What Happens Live's Andy Cohen and a sales mentoring show from Million Dollar Listing New York's Ryan Serhant.
“With this development slate we are building on Bravo's robust and successful tradition of buzzy, unique format shows,” said senior vp development Lara Spotts. “It's a diverse collection of shows which all include the signature Bravo wink and delicious drama that our viewers love to unwind to.”
From a new take on a classic game show to an outrageous social experiment, the concepts range from a variety of genres and formats. Here's a closer look at the seven projects in development:
Look Who’s Hosting Live
Andy Cohen turns the tables on celebrities who have envied his job and gives them the ultimate opportunity to host their own live late-night talk show — for one night only. From writing monologues to picking their sidekicks and guests, these hosts-for-a-night will get the chance to live out their fantasy and design their dream show. Produced by Embassy Row and Most Talkative, with Deirdre Connolly, John Jude Schultz, Michael Davies and Cohen serving as executive producers.
Employee of the Month
They say a great salesperson can sell anything to anyone, and nobody exemplifies this better than top realtor Ryan Serhant. In this fish-out-of-water experiment, Ryan will team up with under-performing sales representatives that deal in anything from cars to seafood to caskets. While Ryan learns the tricks of that particular trade, he also will give the low-selling employee a head-to-toe business overhaul and turn them into sales machines. Produced by World of Wonder with Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey and Tom Campbell serving as executive producers, along with Serhant as co-executive producer.
Real Estate Wars
Two rival real estate agencies in Orange County, Calif., will go head to head in the ultimate competition for pride and prize to see who can sell the most property in six months. Each agency will build an all-star team as they battle for listings and fight for sales of some of the country’s most enviable estates. With egos on the line, this showdown is less about winning and more about proving who runs this city. Produced by World of Wonder with Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell and Elise Duran serving as executive producers.
Based on the hit Scandinavian format, this social experiment tests materialistic individuals who agree to be stripped of everything they own including clothing, furniture and all their coveted possessions for 21 days to find out how their lives will be affected. Each day, they will be permitted to take back one item that they can’t live without. This is a survival challenge that doesn’t take place on a desert island, wilderness or outback, but in the confines of one’s own home. Produced by Original Media with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh and Todd Hurvitz serving as executive producers.
I’d Kill for That
Double Dare meets Dolce & Gabbana and Wipeout meets Wang in this physical game show that tests how far you would go to win a Birkin bag, Louboutins worn by a coveted Bravolebrity or the latest ‘it’ watch. Each week, friends, co-workers and family members will compete against each other in a series of trivia, brain teasers and hilarious physical obstacles in hopes of winning an enviable object of their desire. Produced by Embassy Row with Michael Davies, along with Realizer Productions’ Matt Berkowitz and Shauna Monoprio serving as executive producers.
State of Affairs
Outspoken and no-nonsense infidelity expert Dr. Lisa Paz believes there is no such thing as monogamy and the cheater isn’t always the villain. In this project, she will counsel couples rocked by affairs with her unorthodox beliefs and radical methods to help them decide if they can get past the betrayal and stay together or if they should call it quits. Produced by Fascination Street with Drew Brown and Steve Berkowitz serving as executive producers.
Managing different personalities can be overwhelming, especially when friends clash. In this arcing docuseries, one person will invite a handful of their closest friends from different phases in their life to meet for the very first time and embark on an incredible getaway. With everyone under one roof, will one vacationer’s emotional baggage ruin the group dynamic or will the high school bestie make a love connection with the office confidant? Produced by 495 Productions with SallyAnn Salsano serving as executive producer.