Bravo books Parker for reality series


Bravo said Tuesday that it has given a series pickup to the tentatively titled "Welcome to the Parker," a docu series set in the luxurious Parker Palm Springs hotel.

Each one-hour episode will follow the lives, relationships and drama of the hotel staff and their guests. Viewers will see "the work that goes into keeping the Parker's sterling reputation intact," Bravo said.

Production begins this month, with the series set to air in 2007. Bravo did not indicate how many episodes were ordered.

In addition, the network has signed production company Snackaholic (Bravo's "Tabloid Wars") to produce the series.

"Bravo continues to create the kind of docu-drama series that our viewers crave," said Frances Berwick, executive vp programming and production at Bravo. "This time we're pulling the curtain back on the culture of high-class hotels and taking a look at the unique personalities that work and play at the Parker."