July 14, 2014 1:32pm PT by Philiana Ng
Bravo Adds Fourth 'Million Dollar Listing' Series, Sets 'Girlfriends' Guide' Debut
Bravo is filling out its slate.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network is expanding its Million Dollar Listing franchise, which already has three editions (Miami, New York and Los Angeles), with a fourth series: Million Dollar Listing San Francisco.
Million Dollar Listing New York is also returning for a fourth season, along with a second season of Southern Charm.
Bravo is adding to its portfolio by greenlighting two more unscripted series, There Goes the Motherhood, centered on a "high-end 'mommy and me' group" in Los Angeles, and Secrets & Wives, following a group of wealthy friends and rivals who know everything about each other.
Its first scripted series, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, will receive a holiday launch with a series debut on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10 p.m. Inspired by the Girlfriends' Guide books by Vicki Iovine, the series follows Abby (Lisa Edelstein), a self-help book author and guru of all things family who shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life is a lie. Paul Adelstein, Janeane Garofalo, Beau Garrett and Necar Zadegan also stars, with Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox guest-starring.
Bravo is known for expanding successful reality franchises, oftentimes giving notable stars their own spinoffs. By adding a new city to the Million Dollar Listing universe, it signals the network's continued reliance on the brand — the L.A. and New York versions rate as the No. 1 and No. 3 design/real estate-centric shows, according to Bravo.
"Bravo's continued success has been driven by our high-quality original programming, interactive offerings and innovative multiplatform content," said Frances Berwick, president of Bravo and Oxygen Media. "Our 19 new and 20 returning series underscore Bravo's commitment to increasing and diversifying our slate and broadening our appeal even further for our loyal, affluent and engaged audience."
Below is the information on the three new series.
Million Dollar Listing San Francisco
Produced by World of Wonder with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell and Danielle King serving as executive producers.
The fourth addition to the successful franchise follows the lives of three ambitious hot-shot real estate agents as they strive to outsell one another, listing some of the most expensive and architecturally diverse properties in America. These brokers-by-the-Bay are pushed to the limit by demanding clients, intense competition and complicated personal lives.
There Goes the Motherhood
Produced by Magical Elves with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz as executive producers.
Following a high-end "mommy and me" group in Los Angeles that is composed of mothers with distinct and often conflicting parenting styles. Each woman comes to the group, led by parenting expert Jill Spivack, for a different reason. And while some admittedly need help, others want to share their parenting knowledge thinking they’ve figured it all out.
Secrets & Wives
Produced by Haymaker and Mike TV with Aaron Rothman, Irad Eyal, Michaline Babich, Omid Kahangi, and Michael Call serving as executive producers.
Everyone has secrets — except this tight-knit, ultra-wealthy group of friends and rivals who know everything about each other. But that’s just the beginning of the drama for this tangled group as they negotiate life-altering transitions from marriage failures to launching rival businesses to the ongoing hunt for love all under the judgmental eye of lifelong friends who should have their backs.