Bravo developing new Jackie Warner and Laura Bennett reality shows
By Reality TV World staff, 04/14/2009
Bravo has announced that it is developing new two new reality series featuring Work Out star Jackie Warner and former Project Runway finalist Laura Bennett.
Jackie's Gym Takeover, Warner's new reality series, will use a Kitchen Nightmares-like format and feature Warner visiting struggling gym owners and using her own gym ownership and entrepreneurial experience to help the owners turn their failing businesses around.
In addition to updating some of the gyms' equipment, Warner will also help the owners get more effective trainers, create better classes, and improve their marketing plans.
If Jackie's Gym Takeover's format sounds familiar its because Bravo already airs Tabatha's Salon Takeover, a Kitchen Nightmares-like reality series that follows former Shear Geniusfirst-season contestant Tabatha Coffey as she attempts to improve struggling hair salons. Bravo renewedTabatha's Salon Takeover, which premiered in August, for a second season in December.
Jackie Gym Takeover is produced by Shed Media U.S., with Nick Emmerson, Jennifer O'Connell, Yann deBonne and Warner serving as executive producers.
Bennett -- who finished third on Project Runway's Summer 2006 third season -- will star in Laura Bennett, the working title of a new docu-reality series that will follow the fashion designer as she juggles her career with her personal life, which includes her husband, six children (five of them boys), and a band of misbehaving family pets.
Laura Bennett -- which Bravo is billing as a "hilarious docu-series" -- is being produced by Goodbye Pictures and executive produced by Rich Bye.