Bravo announces 11 new series, including 'Top Chef' and 'Real Housewives' spin-offs
With their upfronts happening tonight, Bravo announced that it has greenlit 11 new unscripted series, including spin-offs for Top Chef and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as well as season orders for eight of their returning favorites. Viewers can expect to see another season of Flipping Out, Tabatha Takes Over, Million Dollar Decorators, Million Dollar Listing Lost Angeles, Top Chef Masters, Chef Roble & Co., Pregnant in Heels, and Inside the Actors Studio.
Click below for a description of Bravo’s new shows.
NEW SERIES GREENLIGHTS:
Silicon Valley (working title)
Produced by Den of Thieves with Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager serving as executive producers along with Randi Zuckerberg as executive producer.
Teaming up with Internet entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg, Bravo captures the intertwining lives of young professionals on the path to becoming Silicon Valley’s next great success stories.
Life After Top Chef
Produced by Magical Elves with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Casey Criley and Nan Strait serving as executive producers.
For the first time cameras are taken outside of the Top Chef kitchen and into the lives of Bravo’s most beloved former cheftestants as they reach milestones in their personal lives and culinary careers. From opening their own restaurants to expanding their growing franchises, viewers will follow Jen Carroll in Philadelphia, Richard Blais in Atlanta, Fabio Viviani in Los Angeles and Spike Mendelsohn in D.C.
Below Deck (working title)
Produced by 51 Minds with Mark Cronin and Courtland Cox serving as executive producers and Esther Reyes as co-executive producer.
The upstairs and downstairs worlds collide when this young and single crew of “yachties” live, love and work together onboard a luxurious mega yacht while tending to the ever-changing needs of their wealthy, demanding charter guests.
Huh? (working title)
Produced by RelativityREAL with Tom Forman, Jay Blumenfield, and Tony Marsh serving as executive producers.
Ever wonder who is behind those hilarious cat memes? Bravo goes inside the office of Ben Huh and his eclectic staff at icanhascheezburger.com, one of the largest online humor publishers, known for its popular LOLs and FAILs.
SUR (working title)
Produced by Evolution Media with Douglas Ross, Greg Stewart, Kathleen French, Alex Baskin, Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd serving as executive producers.
Best known as one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump opens the kitchen doors of her exclusive Hollywood restaurant and lounge, SUR. Declaring it the sexiest establishment she’s ever owned and “the place you take your mistress,” Lisa rules over her lively and mischievous staff with a platinum fist.
Produced by RelativityREAL and Ashley Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions with Tom Forman, Michaline Babich, Brad Bishop, Ashley Tisdale and Jessica Rhoades serving as executive producers.
These single relationship experts can’t seem to practice what they preach as Amy Laurent in New York, Emily Morse in San Francisco and Julia Allison in Los Angeles struggle to stay afloat in the deep end of the dating pool.
Newlyweds: The First Year
Produced by Monkey Kingdom with Will Macdonald, David Granger and Lauren Lazin serving as executive producers.
From the moment they say “I do” until their one-year anniversary, cameras capture diverse couples across the coasts experiencing the trials and tribulations of their first year of marriage.
Gallery Girls (working title)
Produced by Magical Elves with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serving as executive producers along with Alexandra Lipsitz and Kris Lindquist as co-executive producers.
Viewers are introduced to seven young women who dream of living a chic existence in New York City. Chantal Chadwick, Kerri Lisa, Liz Margulies, Claudia Martinez, Angela Pham, Amy Poliakoff and Maggie Schaffer all share a passion for art, but have vastly different attitudes and tastes towards fashion, art and men.
LA Shrinks (working title)
Produced by Intuitive Entertainment with Kevin Dill and Mechelle Collins serving as executive producers along with Elise Duran as co-executive producer.
It takes one to treat one! The professional and personal lives of dynamic experts are exposed as they counsel a wide array of clients at some of the top private practices in Los Angeles.
Decades (working title)
Produced by True Entertainment with Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, Matt Hanna, Kathryn Vaughan and Lauren Eskelin serving as executive producers.
Renowned boutique owners, Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver, show off their exclusive and glamorous world of vintage couture filled with Givenchy, Balenciaga and Chanel.
The Kandi Factory
Produced by True Entertainment and Kandi Koated Entertainment with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Mark Ford, Kevin Lopez and Kandi Burruss serving as executive producers.
Driven by the success of the special that aired in March, Bravo has greenlit season 1 of The Kandi Factory, starring multi-platinum songwriter and The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kandi Burruss. Protégés with no music industry experience are given the opportunity to work with Burruss’ team of experts in Atlanta to master the key elements that will turn them into pop stars.
NEW SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT:
22 Birthdays (working title) focuses on the scandalous activities of a group of parents at an exclusive private school, with each episode centered around an extravagant and lavish birthday party. The project comes to Bravo from UCP Studios, writers and executive producers Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein and executive producers Doug Liman and Dave Bartis from Hypnotic.
Blowing Sunshine (working title) is set at a fictional private rehabilitation center and follows its staff and high-profile patients. The project comes to Bravo from writer and executive producer Jason Ning (Perception, 90210, Burn Notice).