Bravo has put in development seven unscripted series projects, most of them in the cable network’s established areas of food, fashion, beauty, design and pop culture programming. The projects include Fashion Stories Of NYC featuring former Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley; Female Entrepreneur Project with Fortune editor at large Patti Sellers; and MD: OC, a real-life Royal Pains set in Orange County. Doing an O.C.-set reality version of a popular scripted show was how Bravo’s flagship Real Housewives franchise was born. It originated with The Real Housewives Of Orange Country, which was inspired by ABC’s Desperate Housewives. Here are details about Bravo’s series in development:
“10 Things That Make Me Happy” (working title)
Produced by Authentic Entertainment with Lauren Lexton, Tom Rogan and Eddie Saenz as Executive Producers.
Whether it’s a family heirloom or the perfect vintage T-shirt, we all own things that have a special place in our heart. The show gets up-close and personal with three different celebrities as they share their 10 all-time favorite things. During each episode, the celebrities will explain why each item means so much to them as well as give viewers an intimate look inside their lives, homes and personal style.
“Alumni Project” (working title)
Produced by Left/Right with Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, Anneka Jones and Angie Day as Executive Producers.
Viewers will meet graduates of some of the best high schools in the country… 15 years after the fact. Though their school days are in the past, the competition, the cliques, the insecurities and the longstanding grudges are as true now as they were back then. These driven and successful alumni may have families and careers of their own now, but the friendships, rivalries and love affairs prove that some things never change.
“Fashion Stories Of NYC” (working title)
Produced by Hud:sun Media with Michael Rourke and Mioshi Hill as Executive Producers.
We follow four up-and-coming fashion design teams as they produce the defining collection of their careers, all under the watchful eye of fashion icon Andre Leon Talley. The mission to “create, show and sell” is clear for emerging designers striving to build a business in New York City which remains the heart of the fashion industry.
“Female Entrepreneur Project” (working title)
Produced by Embassy Row and Entrée Media with Michael Davies, Shauna Minoprio, Pattie Sellers and Sue Callaway as Executive Producers.
From the co-founders of Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business ranking comes a competition project that breaks the mold of traditional business shows and celebrates the fact that women are leading the charge to build innovative and inspiring companies. Viewers get to delve into the lives and minds of successful female entrepreneurs and watch some of the biggest names in corporate America help them shatter through the glass ceiling.
“Property Envy” (working title)
Produced by World of Wonder with Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey and Tom Campbell as Executive Producers.
For all those people who attend open houses with no real intention of buying, this studio-based talk show takes us inside unusual private homes, both on and off the market. Each week our esteemed design and real estate panelists will countdown the top homes and debate the merits of each, all culminating in choosing the property our panel envies most.
“Sex And The Kitchen” (working title)
Produced by Brownstone Entertainment with Drew Brown and Bob Gillan as Executive Producers.
This docu-series follows a group of single, successful and beautiful women connected to the restaurant and food industry in Los Angeles as they juggle a world where business always mixes with pleasure.
“MD: OC” (working title)
Produced by Gay Rosenthal Productions with Gay Rosenthal, Paul Barrosse, Amy Shpall and Jonathan Glick as Executive Producers.
When the wealthy elite of Orange County need medical attention, there is only one place to turn… their cellphones. This version of real life “Royal Pains” follows a group of doctors whose business caters to the rich through house calls. Whether it’s stitching up a patient after a surfing accident or racing across town to give a housewife a last minute Botox injection before a social event, these doctors see and handle it all.
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