Bravo's (incredibly ambitious) upcoming calendar is set to include 18 returning series and 17 new unscripted series. There are also six shows (three of which are unscripted) still under development.
As we previously reported, The Kandi Factory is set to premiere Tuesday, April 9. Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss helps 16 aspiring artists jumpstart their dreams of stardom. Kandi gives two protégés with no industry experience the opportunity of a lifetime, a shot at an original song release and music video by The Kandi Factory.
Other familiar names include Courtney Kerr of Most Eligible Dallas and Phaedra Parks of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
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New Series Ready To Go:
Below Deck (Summer 2013) – The upstairs and downstairs worlds collide when this young and single crew, known as “yachties,” live, love and work together onboard a privately owned extravagant yacht. Working and tending to the ever-changing needs of their demanding charter guests is not always smooth sailing.
City Sisters (Fall 2013) – The series follows a group of single, up-and-coming movers and shakers in New York's elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media. These ladies are aggressive in their pursuit of personal and career goals, but in this cutthroat world where egos are high and the drive to succeed is even higher, success can come at a steep cost.
Courtney Loves Dallas – Breakout star Courtney Kerr of Most Eligible Dallas navigates the lively Texas social scene with her group of sassy, dynamic friends. She’s out to rope herself the perfect southern gentleman, while trying to make a name for herself in the fashion industry, but Courtney quickly finds that taking the bull by the horn isn’t as easy as it may sound.
Divorce Diva (working title) – When couples go from “I do” to “I don’t,” Vikki Ziegler is who they call to mediate, advise and divide their assets out of court. Why let a judge decide your fate when the Divorce Diva can cut through all the drama to determine who will get what?
Eat, Drink, Love (Summer 2013) – Single, successful, beautiful and connected to the restaurant and food industry in Los Angeles, these ladies take on the traditionally male-dominated industry in their own way as they juggle a world where business always mixes with pleasure.
Extreme Guide to Parenting (Fall 2013) – From spoiling and severe punishments to helicopter and new age methods, this is parenting at its most extreme. Each episode gives a candid look at two different households with very unique styles of raising their children — and each family strongly believes their methods are superior.
Fashion Queens – This topical, fashion-based talk show features two of Atlanta’s style elite, celebrity hair stylists Derek J and Miss Lawrence, and New York’s fashion maven and media socialite Bevy Smith. The trendy opinionated trio will cover anything and everything related to the world of fashion and beauty, from haute couture to celebrity style to unusual outfits from around the globe, giving their unique perspective on the trends, hits and misses.
Princesses: Long Island (Premieres Sunday, June 2) – Meet members of the "boomerang generation" – six young women from, Long Island who return to their pampered lifestyles in the comfort of their parents’ estates and at the expense of their fathers’ bank accounts. This new docu-series offers a window into their unique family dynamics and personal lives filled with labels, luxury, and love trials.
Newlyweds: The First Year (Premieres Monday, May 6) – From the moment they say “I do” to their one-year anniversary, for the first time ever we see up close, the first year of marriage in Newlyweds: The First Year. This groundbreaking series follows four diverse couples coast-to-coast experiencing the daily trials and tribulations of their first 365 days of marriage captured by Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated documentarian Lauren Lazin.
Property Envy (Summer 2013) – The world’s most exclusive, expensive houses are throwing open their doors to a panel of passionate property experts in this new panel talk show that explores the world of luxury real estate, cutting-edge home technology and trend setting décor. Every week, our property and design-obsessed host and esteemed panelists will present the homes that give them Property Envy.
Southern Charm – The notoriously closed society of Charleston, South Carolina unlocks the gates of their centuries-old plantation homes for a real-life look at how modern-day Southern aristocracy lives. Get charmed by the social scene which is bound by tradition and ostentation unlike any other culture in America, through a group of the city’s most charismatic gentlemen and their Southern belle equals.
Taking Atlanta (Summer 2013) – Atlanta just got even hotter as this group of ambitious young go-getters on the cusp of realizing their dreams work hard, but play even harder. They are shaking up the city’s fashion, music, hospitality and real estate scenes.
Thicker Than Water: The Tankards (Fall 2013) – This docu-series follows former professional basketball player turned popular gospel singer/recording artist and minister Ben Tankard, his blended family and their journey in expanding the family fortune. From music-producing to NBA life coaching and motivational speaking, this business-oriented family strives to keep on top of their game, but finds their true passion lies in ministry.
Two Fit Girls (working title) – It’s crunch time for best friends and business partners Katrina and Karena, the fearless duo behind Toneitup.com. While some entrepreneurs have a business plan, these girls use their "street smarts, not book smarts" to push themselves and their brand to wild extremes.
Ladies of London (working title) – Set in the glittering, class-conscious city of London, this new series follows a group of elite British socialites and American expats enjoying the upper crust of the high society world. And while these Brits and Americans all live in the same city, have been married to rock stars, dated royalty, are darlings of the paparazzi and enjoy wealth beyond belief, they are still culturally, worlds apart.
100 Days of Summer – This young, successful Chicago "it" crowd are working the boardrooms and the bedrooms, eager to make a name for themselves, find love and succeed at any price. With a social circle made up of best friends, former lovers, and current lusts, things are bound to get interesting.
New Projects Still In Development:
Ivy League Confidential (working title) – When money is no object and you want to make sure your child gets accepted into one of the top universities in the world, what else do you do but hire the country’s best college admissions consultants. Ivy League Confidential follows a group of four elite college admissions consultants in New York and Los Angeles as they deal with over-the-top, pampered clients (both the parents and the children) that, unfortunately for our counselors, expect nothing but Ivy League results.
America’s Best Restaurant (working title) – Modeled after UK hit Ramsay’s Best Restaurant and from executive producer Gordon Ramsay, America’s Best Restaurant is a new food competition series that travels across the country and tackles the food world from a wholly different direction: the restaurants. Sixteen of the nation’s best restaurants, representing all variety of cuisines, will compete against each other on their own turf to find out who truly provides the best all-around, top-to-bottom restaurant experience and deserves to be crowned as America’s Best Restaurant.
Rich People’s Problems (working title) – When the rich and famous of Atlanta have a dispute, they know that only one lawyer will deliver some cold, hard justice: Phaedra Parks. Whether it’s friends battling over an $8,000 loan or accusations of stolen Chanel handbags or confusion over a prenuptial agreement and whether it entitles you to two or three live-in staff members, the rich certainly have an odd sense of what qualifies as a problem in today’s world, and Phaedra will be there to help them sort it all out.
TELL US – WHICH SHOWS SOUND LIKE WINNERS? LOSERS? DO YOU PLAN TO WATCH THE KANDI FACTORY OR COURTNEY LOVES DALLAS?
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