Bravo called, and it wants another hit series which could spark another Housewives-esque franchise! The network is known for its over the top reality series showing the drama and opulence of lives far outside the average viewer's reach (aka, me). It's fun to peek into someone else's money fueled lifestyle for an hour in the evenings.
True to form, the network is introducing a new series that will allow us to do just that with the privileged girls of Long Island. Get ready, RT readers, Princesses: Long Island is sure to be Andy Cohen's next train wreck of a series, and I, for one, can't wait!
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This week, NBC kicked off its Summer Press Day in Pasadena. According to Deadline, Bravo's parent network hosted a panel touting the new ten-episode series which will follow six college educated women from upscale backgrounds who are still living with their wealthy parents on Long Island.
A clip shown of Princesses: Long Island during the conference is described as the same drama, catfighting, one-upping, and ugliness that the network is known for airing. Bravo's got this formula down pat, doesn't it?
Of course, if you listen to the show's executive producer (who also happens to be Production VP for Bravo), you'll be watching something that is equal parts Pride and Prejudice and The Breakfast Club. Yes, you read that correctly. Christian Barcellos believes the series reaches past the confines of most reality shows, describing it as a mix of “Jane Austen novels, Fiddler On The Roof, and John Hughes movies.”
Continuing he explained to the panel, “What these girls are facing are timeless dilemmas, including pressures from their parents to get married, to find the right man, within the cultural constraints in which they live. I think we’ve seen this occur time and again. This is a modern coming-of-age story.” Or, Jersey Shore meets Real Housewives of Orange County. Same thing, right? Don't worry, RT will be right there when it starts with some recaps!
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