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[06/28/05 - 12:00 AM]
Bravo Announces "It's My Party" -- a New Original Series That Uncovers the Amazing Measures Parents Go Through to Commemorate Their Children's Happiest Occasions with Flair

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO ANNOUNCES "IT'S MY PARTY" -- A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES THAT UNCOVERS THE AMAZING MEASURES PARENTS GO THROUGH TO COMMEMORATE THEIR CHILDREN'S HAPPIEST OCCASIONS WITH FLAIR

BRAVO ANNOUNCES "IT'S MY PARTY" - A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES THAT UNCOVERS THE AMAZING MEASURES PARENTS GO THROUGH TO COMMEMORATE THEIR CHILDREN'S HAPPIEST OCCASIONS WITH FLAIR

EACH EPISODE WILL SHOWCASE TWO FAMILIES CELEBRATING SIMILAR EVENTS IN THEIR OWN UNIQUE FASHION; DEBUTS IN 2006

NEW YORK - June 28, 2005 - Bravo is joining in the revelry as the six-part, one-hour series "It's My Party" (working title) follows a diverse group of parents as they put major time, energy, work and cash into planning a party for their beloved children. These parents obsess over every possible detail, from the invitation list, to most impressive venue, to the color of the dress, to the right selection of tunes in hopes that it will result in the perfect party for their offspring...or is it really the perfect party for them? The series is slated to air on Bravo in the first quarter of 2006. The announcement was made today by Bravo President Lauren Zalaznick.

"'It's My Party' puts a unique twist on a familiar concept," said Zalaznick. "This series aims to uncover what leads parents to invest so much in the celebrations of their children's major rites of passages."

Each one-hour episode will feature two families preparing for similar events with their unique styles and methods. Be it a 5-year-old's birthday matched with a Sweet 16, or a Bah Mitzvah versus a Bat Mitzvah, or a gay wedding with a straight wedding, these parties leave you wondering if these social affairs are for the kids or the parents!

"It's My Party" is produced by World of Wonder ("Showbiz Moms & Dads," "Showdog Moms & Dads", "Sports Kids Moms & Dads") for Bravo. Executive Producers for World of Wonder are Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato.

Most recently World of Wonder produced "Sports Kids Moms & Dads" and "Showdog Moms & Dads" for Bravo, as well as last year's "Show Biz Moms & Dads, and "A Christmas Special Christmas Special," which also aired on Trio along with their award-winning doc "Gay Republicans." Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey recently wrote and directed "Inside Deep Throat," a feature documentary about the classic adult film, Executive Produced by Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment. Based in both Los Angeles and London, World of Wonder is best known for award-winning films and documentaries such as "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," "Party Monster" (both Sundance Film Festival favorites) "Monica in Black and White" (HBO) and "The Hidden Fuhrer" (Cinemax). They Executive Produced "The RuPaul Show" which ran for 100 episodes and put VH1 on the map. They've also created a host of documentaries for Trio from "Brilliant But Cancelled" to "Epic TV: the Top Ten Miniseries of all time." World of Wonder has also produced and created numerous documentaries and non-fiction programs for Court TV, VH1, AMC, MTV and A&E in the States, as well as BskyB, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV in the UK. More information about World of Wonder can be found on the WOW Report daily blog, www.worldofwonder.net.

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, culture and pop culture with original programming, movies and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 79 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed and award-winning original programming includes "Inside the Actors Studio," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," "Project Greenlight," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." The network's other hits include "Project Runway," "Blow Out" and "Sports Kids Moms & Dads.

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been a NBC Cable Network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.





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· BLOW OUT (BRAVO)
· CELEBRITY POKER SHOWDOWN (BRAVO)
· INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO (BRAVO)
· PARTY/PARTY (BRAVO)
· PROJECT GREENLIGHT (HBO)
· PROJECT RUNWAY (LIFETIME)
· QUEER EYE (BRAVO)
· SPORTS KIDS MOMS & DADS (BRAVO)











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