The Millionaire Matchmaker
Patti Stanger is increasing her fiefdom at Bravo. The network announced today that it just closed a two-year development deal with the star and executive producer of The Millionaire Matchmaker. Translation: The fun and lippy broad may get another show of her own!
“My relationship with Bravo is a match made in heaven,” she said in a statement. “As I say to my clients, no sex before monogamy. Now that Bravo and I are monogamous, I’m ready to hit the streets.” Lovely!
Season four of Matchmaker, which ended on Jan. 11, was the show’s highest rated to date among all key demos, averaging 1.9 million total viewers and 1.3 million adults 18-49. The new season will start on Aug. 15.
In other development news from Bravo, the net announced Tuesday that it will add three new series to its lineup. The first is Around the World in 80 Plates, a show about chefs who travel to compete in world-renowned restaurants. Next up is Paint the Town, which chronicles the lives of six, 20-something women who work in New York City art galleries. Finally, there’s Newlyweds: The First Year, which follows six couples who are fresh off a wedding.