After striking out with original comedy Significant Others and the off-network drama Six Feet Under and being used by sister NBC as a dumping ground for canceled scripted series like Quarterlife, Bravo brass had vowed to keep the cable network scripted programming-free. The stance changed in 2009 when, at its upfront presentation, Bravo announced the development of two scripted series, Blueprint and 30 Under 30. Neither got anywhere, but two years later, Bravo is at it again with Face Down, a scripted show about a charming and flawed make-up artist, from Lionsgate TV and creators Liz Sagal and Stephen Kay. Like the two previous original scripted efforts, Face Down adheres to Bravo’s core unscripted programming brand of food, fashion, beauty, design and pop culture. The network also announced seven more reality series in development. Today’s development slate follows Bravo’s upfront presentation a week ago where the cable network announced 11 new series pickups (all unscripted) and five renewals. Here is the list of Bravo’s reality series in the works:
The Annabel Tollman Project, about the Interview Magazine Fashion Director-turned-fashion journalist and celebrity stylist. Produced by Madwood Entertainment, with Michael Flutie as Executive Producer
Untitled Decades Project, about Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos, who operate modern and vintage couture boutiques Decades and decadestwo.1. Produced by True Entertainment with Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock and Matt Hanna as Executive Producers
Gallery Girls, about six young, twentysomething women that work in New York City’s hippest art galleries. Produced by Magical Elves, with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz as Executive Producers
Jason of Beverly Hills, about Beverly Hills custom jeweler Jason Arasheben. Produced by Authentic Entertainment with Lauren Lexton and Tom Rogan serving as Executive Producers
The Kristoffer Winters Project, about mansion-flipper Kristoffer Winters. Produced by Shed Media with Nick Emmerson, Jennifer O’Connell, Alex Demyanenko and Sean Rankine serving as Executive Producers.
Women of Wall Street, about five successful women working on Wall Street. Produced by Renegade 83 with David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe and Diane Warshay serving as Executive Producers.
The Wedding Planner, about wedding planner JKristin Banta. Produced by SuperDelicious with Cara Tapper, Joanna Vernetti and Adam Cohen serving as Executive Producers.
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