June 02, 2014 12:32pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Bravo Readying Four New Unscripted Series
Bravo is looking to expand its unscripted slate, announcing four new projects it hopes will cut through the clutter to become its next Real Housewives franchise.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network is developing #Obsessed, Apres Ski, High Stakes Style and Family Love, from exec producer Patti Stanger, as it looks to build on its unscripted brand.
"Our latest crop of development is all about connecting Bravo viewers with who they definitely must know and what they absolutely cannot live without," said Lara Spotts, senior vp development at Bravo. "From a glimpse inside a luxury ski resort to a curation of what's new and what's next, Bravo has its finger on the pulse of the latest trends for our viewers to keep up at the watercooler."
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The four series join five other previously announced unscripted series in the works at Bravo including a Choose Your Own Adventure series. Here's a look at the four new shows in the works from Bravo:
#Obsessed (working title)
Produced by Embassy Row with Michael Davies, Richard Korson, Alexandra Fiber and Danielle Gibson as executive producers.
Hosted by the SRSLY girls, Danielle Gibson and Alexandra Fiber, #obsessed is a comedic “let’s talk about it” roundup featuring two best friends and obsessionados who are totally up to speed on the latest trends from the most eccentric health crazes like "oil pulling" to the newest foodie renaissance of toast, yes, toast. So whether you want to impress your friends at a party this weekend or look hip in front of your kids at the dinner table, #obsessed is your go-to guide for everything you need to know, want to buy and wish you had.
Apres Ski (working title)
Produced by Tricon Films and Television, with Andrea Gorfolova and Jeff Hevert serving as executive producers.
Luxury and world-class ski resorts attract instructors from all over the world vying for jobs on the mountain to showcase their expertise while delivering the premier experience to their demanding clientele. It’s the ultimate synthesis of business and pleasure for the staff, as they ski by day and lodge together by night. From fresh tracks to apres ski off the slopes, you can be sure that instructors and guests alike seek thrills both on and off the mountain.
High Stakes Style (working title)
Produced by Intuitive Entertainment with Mechelle Collins and Kevin Dill serving as executive producers.
Following fashion inventor and home shopping superstar Shannon Mattingly, High Stakes Style features Shannon and her team as she looks to invest in unique one-of-a-kind beauty and style solutions. The smash success of Shannon’s own creation, Showstoppers, a double-stick designer tape, launched her fabulous lifestyle and career. With her direct experience, abounding wherewithal and an equally exuberant opinion to match, Shannon will help budding entrepreneurs kick-start their beauty and fashion businesses while also turning a pretty profit.
Family Love (working title)
Produced by CORE Media Group and Bayonne Entertainment, with Patti Stanger, Jennifer O'Connell and Rob Lee serving as executive producers.
This project follows Lisa Galos and her totally unconventional family of matchmakers, including her beautiful single daughter, her gay son, her ex-husband, and even her ex-husband’s former mistress. If anyone understands the phrase “the heart wants what the heart wants,” it’s this family that uses everyone’s unique skills to set up the hottest singles in Chicago.