April 28, 2014 10:12am PT by Michael O'Connell
Bravo Developing a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Reality Show
The Real Housewives of North Dakota? An interactive docu-soap? Bravo has added five projects to its development slate, and they range from the familiar territory of urban personal trainers to the unlikely locale of Minot, North Dakota.
Following its recent upfront slate, Bravo's new projects hail from such unscripted production companies as LOUD TV, All3Media America and Leftfield Entertainment.
“Bravo is constantly developing projects to find the next big hit that resonates with our pop culture enthusiasts,” said Bravo Media senior vp development Lara Spotts. “From the resurgence of the fitness class craze to the raging debate around the word #bossy to an explosion of wealth in a totally unexpected location, our new development slate taps into the latest trends in today’s zeitgeist.”
One of the more unconventional projects, Crowd Control, is described as "the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure" and will put the star's everyday life in the hands of social media as viewers dictate decisions put before the host.
Read below for the descriptions:
Crowd Control (working title)
Produced by LOUD TV with Nick Rigg and Brent Montgomery serving as executive producers.
The ultimate choose-your-own-adventure that puts one person’s fate into the hands of opinionated viewers. Having to rely on social media interactions alone, the day-to-day living of our host will be completely dictated by the audience. Every real-life decision put before our host, from what they eat to who they date to the job they take, will be decided entirely by Bravo's highly engaged audience.
Fempire (working title)
Casting by Water Cooler Casting
These female CEOs know that making time for a cocktail and a date is sometimes their only salvation from the pressures and responsibility of growing a "Fempire"and commanding respect from the men who work beneath them. Business is personal for these women as they do whatever it takes to dominate their field and smash through the glass ceiling. Will they find happiness on the other side or have they compromised too much to get there?
The Fit Club (working title)
Produced by All3Media America and Lime Pictures with Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, Kate Little, Claire Poyser, Derek Mclean, Omid Kahangi and Jacob Cohen-Holmes serving as executive producers.
Today’s modern-day Greek Gods are better known as New York City’s hottest trainers whose bodies are their billboards. Their client lists include some of Manhattan’s elite, from billionaire investors to world-famous celebrities. With highly active lives both in and out of the gym, this project chronicles their friendships, romances and feuds as they fight to stay on top of the ultra-competitive world of fitness training.
Last Chance (working title)
Produced by Wilshire Studios and Iron Ocean with Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple serving as executive producers.
Two exes have the ultimate opportunity to give their relationship one last chance through a series of social experiments over the course of 30 days. The couple will reunite and be pushed to their relationship limits under taxing scenarios – including returning to the scene of one of their most difficult, uncomfortable and contentious times, playful events and emotional conversations to determine their fate once and for all. Will they re-kindle their romance or is their flame out for good?
Why Not, Minot? (working title)
Produced by Leftfield Entertainment with Brent Montgomery, David George and Will Nothacker serving as executive producers.
Minot, North Dakota, is home of a modern-day Gold Rush with individuals and families from all over the country flocking to this unexpectedly wealthy area for a chance to strike it rich and ask, “Why Not, Minot?”