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Bravo has announced their upcoming programming, including 17 new and 18 returning TV shows. The new unscripted series include Below Deck, City Sisters, Courtney Loves Dallas, Extreme Guide to Parenting, Fashion Queens, The Kandi Factory, Newlyweds: The First Year, Property Envy, Southern Charm, Thicker Than Water: The Tankards, Two Fit Girls, Princesses: Long Island, and 100 Days of Summer.
New scripted projects are Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Heiresses, and High and Low.
Meanwhile, the returning shows are Flipping Out (season seven), Tabatha Takes Over (season five), Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (season six), Top Chef Masters (season five), Million Dollar Listing New York (season two), Shahs of Sunset (season three), Chef Roble & Co (season two), Vanderpump Rules (season two), Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis (season two), and Don't Be Tardy... (season two).
Also back will be The Real Housewives of New »
It’s all about the the original programming for Bravo this year as the network unveiled its largest slate of original programming-to-date with 17 new and 18 returning unscripted series, and three new scripted projects in development.
“Bravo’s ongoing investment in high-quality original content across every platform continues to drive our growth year-over-year, securing our top 10 network ranking,” said Frances Berwick, President of Bravo and Style Media. “Bravo’s signature lifestyle entertainment brand continues to engage our growing passionate ‘affluencer’ audience.”
One compelling reality standout is Newlyweds: The First Year (Monday, May 6), which follows four newly married couples for an entire year. »
- Abby West
Bravo's original programming is getting a boost with the greenlight of 17 new unscripted series, renewal of 18 ongoing unscripted shows and announcement of six more shows in development.
Several of the new series were previously announced -- including "Real Housewives of Atlanta" spinoff "The Kandi Factory," which stars Kandi Burruss and premieres next week (April 9), and "Most Eligible Dallas" spinoff "Courtney Loves Dallas" starring Courtney Kerr (airdate Tbd).
Additionally, Bravo added three unscripted projects to its development slate: Gordon Ramsay's competition series "America's Best Restaurant" modeled after his U.K. series "Ramsay's Best Restaurant"; "Rich People's Problems," another "Atlanta" spinoff starring Phaedra Parks and focused on quirky legal cases; and "Ivy League Confidential" following four elite college admissions consultants in New York and Los Angeles.
Bravo has greenlit 17 new series, including a "Real Housewives of Atlanta" spinoff starring Kandi Burruss. The network, which thrives on a frothy mix of fashion, feuding women, and a look at how the other half lives that leaves many viewers less than envious, is continuing its winning formula. Among its new reality shows is "Below Deck," which rehashes the "Upstairs Downstairs" formula, this time on the high seas. (It worked for "Titanic.") Bravo sticks to its familiar themes with three new scripted shows, which include "High and Low," about two rival, »
- Tim Molloy
Bravo may have a new corporate supervisor at NBCUniversal, but the popular cabler’s programming tone looks to remain intact.
Known best, perhaps, for its unscripted programs centered on outsize and madcap personalities, Bravo expects to air 35 original series over the next programming year, including several docuseries. Bravo will develop a few scripted programs as well, executives from the network said during a Tuesday presentation to the media.
Bravo said the slate for the coming season features the largest number of original programs to date, up 15% on 2012. The network has found success by mining an audience of what it calls “affluencers” – high-income, highly-educated viewers in their 30s and 40s who are passionate about adult leisuretime activities, including food, fashion, beauty, design and popular culture. Executives said the network has seen its ratings among adults 18 to 49 rise 5% and its ratings among adults 25 to 54 rise 7%, per Nielsen, year to date.
Under a recent corporate restructuring at NBCUniversal, »
- Brian Steinberg
Bravo may have a new corporate supervisor at NBC Universal, but the popular cabler’s programming tone looks to remain intact.
Known best, perhaps, for its unscripted programs centered on outsize and madcap personalities, Bravo expects to air 35 different original series over the next programming year, several of them falling under the “docuseries” category. Bravo will develop a few scripted programs as well, executives from the network said during a Tuesday presentation to the media.
Bravo said the programming slate for the coming season was its largest slate of original programming to date, and the number of original shows on its air represented a 15% increase over 2012. The network has found success by mining an audience of what it calls “affluencers” – high-income, highly-educated viewers in their 30s and 40s who are passionate about adult leisuretime activities, including food, fashion, beauty, design and popular culture. Executives said the network has seen its »
- Brian Steinberg
Tomorrow, March 23, is Akira Kurosawa's birthday. The iconic and influential director would have been 103-years-old had he lived long enough to see it, but that isn't to say he hasn't left a lasting legacy keeping him alive in the hearts of cinephiles. To celebrate the occasion, Criterion and Hulu have made available 24 of Kurosawa's films on Hulu free of charge to nonsubscribers (with commercial interruptions, and only in the U.S.) through midnight Sunday, March 24 and it includes all the hits and then some. Now I haven't seen all of Kurosawa's films, but I would like to at least offer up some suggestions for those of you looking for a starting point, or just a diversion from all this Ncaa Basketball. 1.) Seven Samurai - The obvious starting point is Seven Samurai. It's the film most everyone immediately associates with Kurosawa even if it isn't necessarily one they consider his best or their favorite. »
- Brad Brevet
Last month, Hulu made the entire Criterion Collection available for a few days, and now they're giving cinephiles another treat from the esteemed feature film collection. In case you didn't know, legendary director Akira Kurosawa's birthday is on March 23rd, and to celebrate the occasion, Hulu and Criterion have made all 24 of his films in the line-up available to watch for free from now until Sunday at midnight. This includes classics like Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Yojimbo along with his final film Madadayo. Sounds like the perfect opportunity for people to get acquainted with Kurosawa's filmography. Here's George Lucas talking about the influence Akira Kurosawa had on him from Hulu: All of the films total about 44 hours, so you can watch all of them if you're dedicated enough. Here's a list of the other Kurosawa films available for viewing: Drunken Angel, The Bad Sleep Well, The Hidden Fortress (which »
- Ethan Anderton
More than 14 months after winning a $5 million recording contract with Epic Records, and as The X Factor prepares for season-three auditions, the show’s inaugural winner, Melanie Amaro, is still album-less. Truly, the 20-year-old singer’s anticipated debut, once was due to be out within months of her December 2011 X Factor win, then was pushed back to late 2012, then March 2013, and now, the label tells The Hollywood Reporter, the album has "no release date scheduled as of yet." Photos: 'X Factor' Season One Finale: The High and Low Notes Meanwhile, season-two
- Sophie Schillaci, Michele Amabile Angermiller
The Writers Guild of America West (Wgaw) announced on Thursday that it is honoring Japanese filmmakers Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima, and Hideo Oguni with its Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement.
The Jean Renoir Award, which is the Wgaw’s lifetime achievement international screenwriting award, is given to international writers who have “advanced the literature of motion pictures through the years and who [have] made outstanding contributions to the profession of screenwriter.”
Kurosawa (1910-1998) directed more than 30 films and wrote or contributed to more than 70 titles, including many classic films such as Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Ikiru, Yojimbo, Kagemusha, Ran, Red Beard, and High and Low.
Kikushima (1914-1989) contributed to more than 60 films and collaborated with Kurosawa on Stray Dog, Scandal, The Last Fortress, High and Low, Yojimbo, The Bad Sleep Well, and Red Beard. He also worked on Tora! Tora! Tora! with Oguni, and Willful Murder, the latter of »
- Vesna Sunrider
On TV this weekend: Syfy’s Snowman ain’t no Frosty, Adam Levine is Live and kickin’, the Screen Actors Guild Awards celebrate TV and film’s best, a Good Wife‘s great dilemma and The Mentalist finds his nemesis’ handiwork in an old case. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.
Saturday, January 26
8 pm Victorious (Nickelodeon) | Tori thinks her biggest fear, while performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a televised game, is forgetting the lyrics. She soon learns she’s very wrong.
- Kimberly Roots
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