Bravo pumps up 2nd 'Work Out'

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Bravo said Tuesday that it has picked up a second season of its docudrama series "Work Out."

Separately, the network said that it has promoted Amy Introcaso-Davis to senior vp development and production.

Production on six episodes for "Work Out's" second season is set to begin next month in Los Angeles. The show will continue to follow Jackie Warner, owner of Sky Sport and Spa in Beverly Hills, as she continues to build her business and go through the ups and downs of her personal life. The second season also will feature her team of trainers, some old and some new.

"A new season of 'Work Out' will reveal even more of Jackie's drive as well as her drama," Bravo president Lauren Zalaznick said. "Our docu-drama subjects capture the essence of what Bravo viewers crave: the accessibility of the every day with the riveting insider-y access that all our docu-series provide."

Bravo noted that viewership for the six-episode first season grew during its run, with more than 1 million total viewers tuning in to the Aug. 22 finale. "Work Out" is produced by Mentorn.Introcaso-Davis most recently was vp programming and development at Bravo. In her new role, she will continue to oversee both East Coast and West Coast development.

During her four-year tenure at Bravo, Introcaso-Davis has developed and executive produced the Emmy-winning "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," the Emmy-nominated "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," "ShowBiz Moms and Dads," "Tabloid Wars" and "Celebrity Poker Showdown." She is developing a new series titled "Better Half," hosted by Susie Essman.

"Amy has been instrumental in developing the kinds of shows that are groundbreaking, unique and distinctly Bravo," said Frances Berwick, executive vp programming and production. "Her ability to identify trends and talent has been integral in making Bravo a water-cooler brand."

Before NBC's acquisition of Bravo, and in addition to her Bravo responsibilities, Introcaso-Davis was responsible for interstitial programming at IFC. She also has held positions at Lifetime Television, Fox Broadcasting and CBS.
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