Bravo greenlights four new shows
Cabler adding fifth night of original primetime programmingBravo gave a series greenlight to four new shows Wednesday, including a Beverly Hills edition of its "Real Housewives" franchise.
The NBC-Uni cable network plans to expand its lineup by 20% and open up a fifth night of primetime original programming this year. The announcements were made as part of the network's upfront presentation to advertisers, where it boasted four consecutive years of ratings gains.
New series greenlights include the long-rumored "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" from Evolution Media, "Miami Social Club" (docuseries about Miami's social elite) from MC Filmworks, "Million Dollar Decorators" (as it sounds, docusoap about L.A.'s high-end interior designers) from Goodbye Pictures, and "Pregnant in Heels" (docusoap about the owner of a Manhattan maternity service helping mothers-to-be) from Shout Media.
Returning series are "The Fashion Show" for a second season, "Million Dollar Listing" for a fourth season, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" for Season 3 and "Tabatha's Salon Takeover" for Season 3.
The network also announce a slew of development, including a scripted project with producer Darren Star ("Sex and the City") and a docuseries following "So You Think You Can Dance" choreographer Mia Michaels.
Unscripted projects in the pipeline include two culinary competition shows, "Around the World in 80 Plates," from Magical Elves, where budding chefs navigate a series of challenges across the globe, and "Commander in Chef," from Stone & Co., a self-contained series where cooks compete in head-to-head battles.
There's also another "Project Runway"-style series from the show's original producers Magical Elves called "Fashion Masters," which has successful fashion designers squaring off a' la "Top Chef Masters." Plus there's a musical competition series with singer-songwriters competing titled "Hitmakers" from True Entertainment and the aforementioned Mia Michaels project.
On the scripted side, there's two projects, "I'm Not Myself These Days," produced by Star, a musical drama based on the book of the same title, about a straight New York power broker leading a double life as a drag queen. "Room Service" is a scripted drama from Damian Harris and Gary Marks set in a high-end hotel that offers male escorts.