NBC has announced that beginning this weekend, "Fame," NBC's new critically acclaimed talent-reality show, will become part of Bravo's weekly lineup of arts and entertainment programming.

NBC's Wednesday premiere of "Fame" resulted in the network's best time-period ratings in five months. Now, Bravo will offer viewers a second chance to see the special two-hour premiere this Sunday, June 1 at 9:00pm. Following the premiere this Sunday, viewers will have the opportunity to catch that week’s newest episode of "Fame" every Friday at 8:00pm.

The "Fame" series chronicles Debbie Allen's attempts to recruit multi-talented performers (ages 16 and up) from across the country, followed by an intense "boot camp" drill by Allen. As the group hones their skills and rehearse their routines in front of celebrity judges, family and friends, the field is narrowed. Viewers at home will determine who ultimately travels the path all the way to "Fame."

"Fame" is produced by MGM Television Entertainment and Stone Stanley Entertainment with David G. Stanley, Scott A. Stone and multiple Emmy-Award winner Jeff Margolis serving as executive producers.

Bravo, an NBC Cable Network is currently seen in more than 70 million homes nationwide. Bravo was the first service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. Today, Bravo offers innovative arts and entertainment programming with a unique point of view featuring original series, feature films (both independent and mainstream), theater, dance, music and documentaries and is also the official U.S. network of Cirque du Soleil. Visit www.bravotv.com for more information.