Bravo takes 'Manhattan Moms'


From Orange County to Manhattan, Bravo is set to bring viewers more insight into how the other half lives.

The cable network said Thursday that it has gone into production on a new docudrama series tentatively titled "Manhattan Moms," which follows an eclectic group of New York-based socialites and their families.

The hourlong series will take a look at the real-life drama of this exclusive society, from their overscheduled lives of private schools, charity events and running businesses to escaping to their summer homes in the Hamptons.

Bravo has already found success with the similarly themed "The Real Housewives of Orange County," which focuses on an upper-class group of women and their families in Southern California.

"Manhattan Moms" is produced by Ricochet Television (ABC's "Super Nanny"), with Lenid Rolov serving as executive producer. The number of episodes and premiere date have yet to be determined.

" 'Manhattan Moms' is a fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the privileged lives of New York's wealthy socialites," Bravo executive vp programming and production Frances Berwick said. "We'll watch as they juggle calendars packed with charity fund-raising galas and the social whirl of the Hamptons, with interviews for elite private schools and high-powered careers."