THIS WEEK'S BRAVO-LICIOUS!
After Its Highest Rated Episode Ever, "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" Heat Up Thursday Night Starting At 9 PM
"Top Chef: Las Vegas" Premieres This Wednesday At 10 PM ET/PT Followed By The Season Finale Of "Top Chef Masters"
"Flipping Out" Returns To Spice Up Tuesdays At 10 PM ET/PT
Anderson Cooper, Kim Zolciak And Jeff Lewis Guest On "Watch What Happens: Live" This Thursday
NEW YORK - August 17, 2009 - It's Mummies, Mommies And Baby Mommas on another red-hot supersized episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Thursday August 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (75 mins). NeNe and Dwight catch up at a visit to the salon, while Lisa contemplates a trip to L.A. to visit her mom. Kandi meets with her photographer and business team to discuss her image. Fitness guru Sheree attends a bodybuilding event, while Kandi and AJ get their engagement photos taken. Also, when Kim learns that her nanny left her girls home alone without supervision, drama ensues. Then, the ladies attend a King Tut cocktail party with their kids.
With a surprise cameo by Michael Lohan, never-before-seen footage from Housewives Kim and Sheree's tumultuous argument, and an ending you don't want to miss, the unbeweaveable "directors cut" of Atlanta's third episode airs Thursday, August 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers can enter the "Live Like A Real Housewife" sweepstakes, with special pod-busters throughout the episode, by texting or visiting www.BravoTV.com/atlanta-sweeps to get the chance to win prizes, including a grand prize to be announced live - a trip to Atlanta to attend the taping of the season two reunion special.
With its highest rated episode ever last Thursday, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" was the No. 1 ranked entertainment cable telecast of the day among adults 18-34 and 18-49, delivering Bravo's highest rated Thursday telecast ever in all demographics and the first time Bravo earned three million total viewers on a Thursday. The series' third episode was the highest non-finale Real Housewives franchise telecast ever in all demographics, with 2.28 million adults 18-49 and 3.32 million total viewers.
Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" is baaaaaaack for its supersized sixth season premiere, Wednesday, August 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (75 mins) with a delicious twist, taking the heated competition to Las Vegas. The 17 new chef'testants are in for a sweet surprise when they team up for their first challenge to create a dish based on their own signature vices. World-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck serves as guest judge.
In the climactic finale of "Top Chef Masters," airing Wednesday, August 19 at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT three renowned chefs - Rick Bayless, Michael Chiarello and Hubert Keller stand to face their final challenge - the creation of a four-course meal. Sounds simple enough, but each course must be inspired by a certain memory from their past. "Top Chef" winners from every season - Harold Dieterle, Ilan Hall, Hung Huynh, Stephanie Izard and Hosea Rosenberg appear, alongside Top Chef's Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons, as one chef is crowned Top Chef Master.
Everyone's favorite obsessive-compulsive house flipper, Jeff Lewis, is back, Tuesday, August 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT after an emotionally wrenching year. Surrounded by his newly single assistant Jenni as well as his loving housekeeper Zoila, Jeff hires some fresh new faces in the hopes of turning things around. He has put his "flipping" business on hold and has begun remodeling and designing houses for clients. While the scope of his business may have changed slightly, Jeff is as fiery as ever and when Jenni crosses a line, Jeff has a classic "flip out."
On "Watch What Happens: Live," airing Thursday, August 20 at 12:15 a.m. ET (tape delayed PT), Bravo's Andy Cohen chats with Anderson Cooper, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Kim Zolciak and "Flipping Out's" Jeff Lewis. The topical series posted its highest rated episode ever last Thursday among adults 18-49 (608,000) and total viewers (916,000), up double digits in every demographic. To watch what happened on last week's show when Levi Johnston Skyped in to dish on his interest in running for Governor of Alaska, the rumors regarding Sarah Palin's potential divorce and Levi's passion for hunting sheep, go to http://www.bravotv.com/watch-what-happens-live/videos/levi-johnston-skypes-in-to-watch-what-happens-live.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live + Same Day through 8/13/09
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