All New BravoTVFan

•May 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Hey everyone. I hope you like the new blog theme I picked out and bravo-ized. More to come for the Summer of 2010.

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Bravo’s “Bethenny Getting Married?” Premieres June 10

•May 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

It’s all about brides and babies on Bravo’s newest docu-series “Bethenny Getting Married?” featuring “Real Housewife of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel as she prepares for two of life’s biggest milestones – a wedding and a baby – simultaneously. Watch as Bethenny’s life goes into over-drive as she prepares for motherhood and becoming a real “Real Housewife” when she weds fiancé Jason Hoppy, all while juggling her burgeoning career as an author and natural foods chef.  “Bethenny Getting Married?” premieres Thursday, June 10 at 10PM ET/PT.

As one of the breakout characters of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Bethenny has shared her life with millions, and now in her own docu-series, fans will get an even closer look into everything Bethenny. Viewers will follow the outspoken New Yorker as she juggles her happy love life, plans for a wedding and prepares for baby, all while managing her insanely busy career. Somewhere in her hectic schedule she finds time to write two books on healthy living that were both included on the New York Times Best Sellers List – Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinny girl & Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting and The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life – and continues to manage her line of “Skinnygirl” cocktails. Helping Bethenny balance her life are ever-patient and loving fiancé Jason Hoppy, tireless assistant Julie, dedicated intern Max and beloved dog Cookie.

Meet the cast:

Bethenny Frankel – This always-on-the-go workaholic manages her successful line of Skinnygirl Margaritas, two books on the New York Times Best Sellers list, and a career as a natural foods chef with a jam packed social calendar. But Bethenny finally found time for what’s most important – falling in love and starting a family. Now as she adds moving into a new apartment and preparing for her wedding and a baby to the mix – how will she juggle it all?

Jason Hoppy – The Manhattan businessman who finally swept Bethenny off her feet, helps to keep her grounded and calm when all things Bethenny move at warp speed. He enjoys golf, working out, playing basketball and experiencing all that New York has to offer with Bethenny and her beloved dog Cookie.

Julie Plake – Bethenny’s hard-working, dedicated assistant helps keep her personal and business life in tact. After meeting Bethenny at an event in the Hamptons, she took on the task of organizing Bethenny’s incredibly busy and never boring schedule, all while trying to find the time to balance her own life. When she’s not managing Bethenny’s jam-packed calendar, she loves both watching and playing sports and cooking.

Max Meisel – This sports junkie came on board as Bethenny’s intern to help manage the crazy workload. Often the butt of Bethenny’s jokes, Max’s thick skin and ability to roll with the punches has enabled him to transition from football jock to “Skinnygirl” connoisseur without breaking a sweat.  When he’s not dropping off Bethenny’s dresses at the tailor or diving into lengthy conversations about his passion for “cougars,” he spends his time playing sports and writing screenplays.

Premieres Thursday, June 10 At 10PM ET/PT


BRAVO KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE CASTING CALL FOR SEASON TWO OF ‘THE FASHION SHOW’

•May 5, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Bravo’s “The Fashion Show,” hosted by internationally acclaimed designer Isaac Mizrahi, will be holding open calls for fashion designers in cities across the country beginning April 24, 2010.

“The Fashion Show,” follows professional designers as they strive to make their mark in the dog-eat-dog world of fashion and compete for a chance to have their winning designs sold for the mass retail market.  In its freshman season, “The Fashion Show” averaged more than one million viewers. Left/Right Productions will produce the second season for Bravo with Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman as executive producers.

“The Fashion Show” Season Two Casting Calls are as follows:

SEATTLE

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Location: The Art Institute of Seattle
North Campus, 5th Floor
2600 Alaskan Way
(Corner of Alaskan Way & Vine St.)

LOS ANGELES
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Location: Box 8 Studios
1446 E. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90021

AUSTIN
Date: Saturday May 8, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Location: The Art Institute of Austin
101 West Louis Henna Blvd.
Suite 100
Austin, TX, 78728
*Held in the STUDENT LOUNGE

NEW YORK CITY
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
Location: MILK STUDIOS
450 W. 15th St.
NY, NY 10011
Formula Studio A and B

CHICAGO
Date: Saturday May 22, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Location: Columbia College
The Conway Bldg.
1104 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, 60605

Additional casting information for “The Fashion Show” is available at www.BravoTV.com/casting


[VIA: Press Release]

“Watch What Happens Live” – Star-Studded Line Up!

•May 5, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Grab your cocktails and cozy up with Bravo’s Andy Cohen in the Bravo Clubhouse for “Watch What Happens Live” every Thursday night at a brand new time, 11p.m. ET/PT. For the month of May, Cohen moves up an hour to host a star-studded guest list including:

  • May 6th                        Actress Ellen Barkin and Caroline Manzo of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”
  • May 13th                      Countess Luann de Lesseps of “The Real Housewives of New York” performing her new single  “Chic, C’est La Vie.”
  • May 20th                      Jerry Seinfeld (The Marriage Ref)
  • May 27th                      “Sex and the City” Star Sarah Jessica Parker

For the past three weeks, “Watch What Happens: Live” has surged past TBS’s “Lopez Tonight” and E!’s “Chelsea’s Lately” by double digits in all key averaging 1.16 million total viewers.
“Watch What Happens: Live,” is Bravo’s first ever late night interactive talk show featuring guests from the world of entertainment and pop culture.  The show airs live every Thursday night and is hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen. Viewers can email, Facebook or tweet questions to @BravoAndy. For video clips go to: http://www.bravotv.com/watch-what-happens-live.

[Source: Press Release]

She’s baaaack!

•March 17, 2010 • Leave a Comment

It’s been confirmed that Kathy Griffin is back for a SIXTH SEASON of ‘My Life on the D-List’. It premieres this summer only on Bravo!

Bravo Announces Pick-Ups and Series in Development

•March 11, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Following is a list of programming announcements:

RETURNING SERIES:
THE FASHION SHOW (Season 2)
Internationally acclaimed designer Isaac Mizrahi returns for season two of “The Fashion Show,” which follows professional designers as they strive to make their mark in the dog-eat-dog world of fashion and compete for a chance to have their winning designs sold for the mass retail market.  “The Fashion Show” averaged more than one million viewers in its freshman season. Produced by Left/Right Productions for Bravo with Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman as executive producers.

MILLION DOLLAR LISTING (Season 4)
“Million Dollar Listing” returns for a fourth season of high-stakes deals and negotiations in the pressure-filled and competitive real estate game. The series follows the lives of Los Angeles’ hottest, young and aggressive real estate magnates as they make a fortune selling multi-million dollar properties in the most exclusive neighborhoods – Hollywood, Malibu and Beverly Hills. “Million Dollar Listing” is produced by World of Wonder for Bravo. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato serve as executive producers. Todd Radnitz serves as Co-Executive Producer.

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA (Season 3)
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” returns for season 3 with last season’s complete cast intact – Kandi Burruss, Lisa Wu Hartwell, NeNe Leakes, Sheree Whitfield, Kim Zolciak.  The docu-series follows these five glamorous southern belles as they balance motherhood, demanding careers and a fast-paced social calendar, and shows what life is like in ‘Hotlanta.’  “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is produced by True Entertainment for Bravo. Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Matt Anderson, Lauren Eskelin and Marci Mule serve as Executive Producers.

TABATHA’S SALON TAKEOVER (Season 3)
The straight-talking, perfectly coifed Tabatha Coffey returns, lending her sound advice and styling expertise to help desperate salon owners turn their fledgling businesses around. Coffey brings her no-nonsense approach to the salon owners and stylists, all teetering on the verge of collapse and in dire need of her skilled business direction.  With just a week to work her magic, can she put these salons back on their feet or is it time for the shops to put up the closed sign for good? “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” is produced by Reveille LLC for Bravo. Howard Owens, Mark Koops and Heather Schuster are the executive producers.

SERIES PICK-UPS:
MIAMI SOCIAL CLUB (wt)
This new docu-series follows Miami’s social elite –a glamorous circle where money, hard work, status and beauty rule. Get a fascinating fly-on-the-wall look at life on the sizzling hot Miami scene. MC Filmworks is producing this series for Bravo with Michael McNamara and Sheri Maroufkhani as executive producers.

MILLION DOLLAR DECORATORS
Explore the work and personal lives of some of LA’s hottest high-end interior decorators as they navigate a world where millions of dollars and massive egos are constantly on the line. Goodbye Pictures with executive producers Rich Bye, Brittany Lovett and Talia Lesak are helming this project for Bravo.

PREGNANT IN HEELS
Rosie Pope has managed to create a thriving business as the owner/designer of Rosie Pope Maternity, the ultra high-end maternity brand for the most sophisticated and urban mothers-to-be. Rosie – the tough talking, straight shooting coach for the most privileged expecting mothers of Manhattan — advises  her clients on everything from planning baby showers and hiring staff to decorating nurseries and organizing Brazilian waxing for the labor room. Shout Media is producing this series for Bravo with Michael Rourke and Gerette Allegra as executive producers.

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS
The hit Bravo franchise heads to the glamorous city that defines luxurious wealth and pampered privilege, a city where being seen and who you know is everything – Beverly Hills. This one-hour docu-series is being produced by Evolution Media (“The Real Housewives of Orange County“) for Bravo with Douglas Ross, Greg Stewart, Kathleen French and Dave Rupel as executive producers, and Alex Baskin as co-executive producer.

UNSCRIPTED IN DEVELOPMENT:
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLATES (wt)
A new cooking competition series that takes its contestants around the world to test their skills in some of the world’s greatest – and most demanding – restaurants. The budding chefs will be on the run across the globe, navigating a gauntlet of culinary tests along with changing cultures, customs and cuisines. This competition series is developed by  the Magical Elves (“Top Chef”) for Bravo with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz as executive producers.

COMMANDER IN CHEF (wt)
This self-contained, weekly one-hour competition series tests established chefs with a series of intense culinary challenges before a live studio audience. The chefs must survive five consecutive head-to-head battles, ultimately taking on the chef host in a final showdown.  The longer they stay in the game, the more money they can win. But with just one single defeat, they are out. This series is being developed by Stone & Co. Entertainment with executive producer Scott Stone.

FASHION MASTERS
This original two-hour special will feature some of the world’s most talented and successful fashion designers squaring off in the ultimate design competition. These industry leaders will work around the clock to create the perfect looks and prove that they are the best of the best.  Magical Elves (“Top Chef”) is producing this special for Bravo with executive producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz.

HITMAKERS (wt)
An elimination competition series featuring undiscovered singer-songwriters, talented newcomers battle through a series of innovative songwriting challenges to find out who’s ready for the top of the pop charts. In each episode, the winning song will be revealed in a performance by a special guest star, some of the hottest singers today.  True Entertainment (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is developing this reality series for Bravo with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Tim Bogart and Evan Bogart serving as executive producers. Bogart is part of “The Writing Camp,” one of the most powerful songwriting collectives in the business today, having written such worldwide hits as the Grammy Award winning “Halo” (Beyonce”), the #1 smash worldwide single, “SOS” (Rihanna), among countless others.

MIA MICHAELS
Mia Michaels is the reigning queen of contemporary dance and is equally revered and feared in her field. Her work is personal, passionate, quirky, beautiful, challenging, uncompromisingly original… and she has an Emmy to prove it. Follow the “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer as she navigates through the world of professional dance.

SCRIPTED IN DEVELOPMENT:
I’M NOT MYSELF THESE DAYS
Inspired by the novel of the same name, this one-hour scripted musical drama follows Josh, who by day is a straight, married, affluent power broker living in New York, but leads a double life as a drag queen at night. Darren Star Productions is developing this scripted series for Bravo, with Sri Rao and Emily Branden penning the script and Darren Star (Sex & the City, and the original Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210), attached as executive producer.

ROOM SERVICE
A one-hour scripted comedy/drama set in a high-end hotel that offers clients the exclusive services of a dream team of male escorts. Writers Damian Harris and Gary Marks are developing this scripted series for Bravo.

Let’s not also forget our very own Web site! Bravo plans on launching weekly live viewing parties – now called the “Bravo Talk Bubble” – beginning March 25 during the The Real Housewives of New York City, which will include marketing and promotion across all platforms and an innovative new Twitter integration. So, save the date!

Phew! That’s it! What are you guys most excited about?

UPDATE: Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List IS returning for a 6th Season, and The Real Housewives of New Jersey is coming back for a 2nd Season.

RUMORS: Hey Paula Season 2

•March 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Well if you all remember, Bravo aired a reality television show called “Hey Paula”, following the life of American Idol judge, Paula Abdul. I’ve recieved a few emails lately asking about her second season. Paula Abdul has refused to tape a second season of her Bravo reality show ‘Hey Paula,’ because she found watching the first season “disturbing.”

The ‘American Idol’ claims shewas falsely portrayed as an insecure diva and she’s determined never to put herself through such trauma again.

“That was hard for me to watch. Disturbing. “They’d put a camera on me when I got wind that my dog was in a coma, and they’d make it seem like it was about hair and make-up.”