Bravo announces pickups of eleven new reality series for 2011
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/01/2011
Bravo has announced it has ordered 11 new reality series for broadcast in 2011, including two new shows starring existing network stars Jeff Lewis and Tabatha Coffey.
All 11 series are docu-reality series and four of them -- Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis, It's a Brad Brad World, Mad Fashion, and Tabatha Takes Over -- will follow faces already familiar to Bravo viewers while the remaining seven -- Million Dollar Listing NY, Miss Advised, Most Eligible: Dallas, Project Soulmate, Ready to Wear, Roble and Co., and The Therapists -- will follow the business and/or personal lives of various professionals.
Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis will follow the Flipping Out star and his assistant Jenni as they move into someone else's home and redesign their space while judging their apparent flaws. Lewis will observe the homeowners, diagnose their problems, and then take over their house for five days in attempt to improve not only the house but its owners as well.
Lewis will also continue to star in Flipping Out -- which Bravo renewed for a fifth season in January -- despite the pickup of the new series, according to a network spokesperson.
Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis is being produced by Authentic Entertainment, the same production company responsible for Flipping Out.
It's a Brad Brad World will follow former Rachel Zoe assistant and The Rachel Zoe Project star Brad Goreski as he tries to start his own business while still maintaining his personal life. Similar to The Rachel Zoe Project, it will give viewers a look inside events such as Paris Fashion Week, the Cannes film festival, and the summer couture shows.
Shed Media is producing It's a Brad Brad World.
Mad Fashion -- which Bravo had announced it was developing in October and originally dubbed The Chris March Project -- will focus on the life of celebrity fashion designer and fourth-season Project Runway finalist Chris March as he creates one-of-a-kind designs for his clientele. The designer will tackle unusual designs in attempt to push the normalcy of fashion and bring people out of their comfort zones.
Mad Fashion is being produced by Matt Westmore Media and No Regrets Entertainment.
Tabatha Takes Over will follow Tabatha's Salon Takeover star Tabatha Coffey as she expands Salon Takeover's concept beyond hair salons and takes over variety of struggling small businesses and family enterprises that could use her business skills to launch a turnaround. Tabatha Takes Over is being produced by Reveille.
Similar to Lewis' new series, Tabatha Takes Over will not replace Coffey's existing Bravo reality series. In addition to Takes Over's pickup, Bravo also announced it has renewed Salon Takeover for a fourth season.
Million Dollar Listing NY -- a spinoff of the network's existing Million Dollar Listing reality series that stars a trio of Los Angeles-based real estate agents -- will follow Manhattan realtors as they try to sell some of the most expensive yet luxurious properties along the East Coast and close multi-million dollar deals. Million Dollar Listing NY is being produced by World of Wonder.
Miss Advised will feature three single female relationship experts who give advice for a living but may not be very good at practicing what they preach. RelativityReal and Blondie Girl Productions are producing Miss Advised.
Most Eligible: Dallas will, similar to Bravo's short-lived Miami Social reality series, follow a group of successful "socialites" as they party, date and live together in Texas.
According to Bravo -- which is calling the series "jaw-dropping" -- the group of friends includes beauty queens and professional football players who are "living it up like only Texas socialites can." Most Eligible: Dallas is being produced by Pink Sneakers.
Similar to the network's existing The Millionaire Matchmaker reality series starring Patti Stanger, Project Soulmate will follow New York matchmaker Lori Zaslow as she searches Manhattan for love for her clients. However unlike Stanger, Zaslow -- who has been married for 10 years to business partner Bryan Zaslow -- is a mom who also has to deal with the demands of motherhood. Intuitive Entertainment is producing Project Soulmate.
Ready to Wear will follow four members of the staff of Second Time Around, a high-end consignment shop, as they search the attics, closets and garages of New York City's high society for designer fashions that they can sell to demanding buyers on a budget. Ready to Wear is being produced by Leftfield Pictures.
Roble and Co. -- which the network had announced it was developing in October -- will follow Chef Roble Ali as he launches and runs his own Brooklyn catering business. Ali will handle world-class events for New York celebrities and socialites with the hopes his efforts will play out smoothly. Roble and Co. is being produced by Red Line Films.
The Therapists will star a group of therapists who work at some of LA's top private practices and counsel a wide variety of patients. However despite their professions, the therapists also have their own share of problems.
The Therapists is being produced by Intuitive Entertainment.
In addition to the fourth-season renewal of Tabatha's Salon Takeover, Bravo also announced it has ordered second seasons of Top Chef Just Desserts and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, a third season of Bethenny Ever After, and a fourth season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.