Wednesday, April 4, 2012
BRAVO ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF 11 NEW SHOWS
One of my favorite reality channels Bravo (which in my opinion is the first gay network) has made a career out of exploiting the lives of the wealthy and a few self-made reality stars. Well now the network has announced that it is launching 11 new shows, including two scripted series, and spin-offs of their biggest franchises, The Real Housewives and Top Chef.
22 Birthdays is a scripted drama about the scandalous activities of a group of parents at an exclusive private school, with each episode focusing on an extravagant birthday party.
Blowing Sunshine, also scripted, is set at a rehabilitation center and follows the staff and their high-profile patients.
Life After Top Chef will feature former contestants Jen Carroll, Richard Blais, Fabio Viviani and Spike Mendelsohn as they open restaurants and expand their franchises.
After the ratings went through the roof during the pilot last month, Bravo has given the green light to The Kandi Factory, which has Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss giving aspiring musicians the opportunity to work with her team to try to become a pop star.
SUR will star Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Lisa Vanderpump as she lets cameras behind the scenes of her newest exclusive Hollywood restaurant.
Silicon Valley: 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.
Below Deck: Upstairs and downstairs collide when this young and single crew live, love and work together aboard a mega-yacht while tending to the ever-changing needs of their wealthy, demanding charter guests.
Huh?: Bravo goes inside the office of Ben Huh and his eclectic staff at icanhascheezburger.com, one of the largest humor publishers on the Internet known for their popular LOLs and FAILs.
Miss Advised: Three 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: From the moment they say "I do" to their one-year anniversary, cameras capture diverse couples in their first year of marriage.
Gallery Girls: Viewers are introduced to seven young women who dream of living a chic and fashionable existence in New York City. Chantal Chadwick, Kerri Lisa, Liz Margulies, Claudia Martinez, Angela Pham, Amy Poliakoff and Maggie Schaffer share a passion for art, but have very different Manhattan and Brooklyn lifestyles.
L.A. Shrinks: 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: Renowned boutique owners Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver show off their exclusive and glamorous world of vintage couture.
Don't worry I didn't forget about all your favorite shows which will be returning for another season: Flipping Out, Tabatha Takes Over, Million Dollar Decorators, Top Chef Masters, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Chef Roble & Co, Pregnant in Heels (May 15 at 10/9c) and Inside the Actors Studio (April 9 at 8/7c).
I understand that Bravo's brand is highlighting rich people and people who represent a rich clientele, but so far I'm not feeling any of these shows that Bravo is launching. The only shows I am looking forward to seeing is The Kandi Factory, since I did enjoy the 90 minute pilot episode and Life After Top Chef because I'm a fan of Spike, Blais and Fabio. Lisa Vanderpump's SUR launch and wedding planning for her daughter storyline on RHWOBH was straight boring so I could care less about her spin-off. Gallery Girls sounds exactly like the Real Housewives of New York and Blowing Sunshine sounds like a rip-off of Celebrity Rehab (which is now going to be a show with Dr. Drew representing regular addicts).
Being that Andy Cohen is one of the most powerful gays in television, I was expecting a few gays shows getting on the network (like the scripted drag queen show I heard was in the works), but I guess Andy is more interested in keeping with the network's winning formula.
- 5 Deadly Venoms
- Another Gay Movie
- Blade Runner
- Boy Culture
- Brokeback Mountain
- Die Hard
- Eating Out
- Enter the Dragon
- First Blood
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Kill Bill
- Mysterious Skin
- Night of the Living Dead
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Spider Man 2
- The Bourne Trilogy
- The Circuit
- The Crazies (2009)
- The Dark Knight
- The Empire Strikes Back
- The Fluffer
- The Goonies
- The Lost Boys
- The Matrix
- The Monster Squad
- The Road
- The Road Warrior
- The Terminator
- True Lies