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[07/26/06 - 12:00 AM]
Bravo Announces Series Pickup of New Competitive Reality Program "Top Designer" (Working Title) -- a Ten Episode One-Hour New Original Series

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO ANNOUNCES SERIES PICKUP OF NEW COMPETITIVE REALITY PROGRAM "TOP DESIGNER" (WORKING TITLE) -- A TEN EPISODE ONE-HOUR NEW ORIGINAL SERIES

BRAVO ANNOUNCES SERIES PICKUP OF NEW COMPETITIVE REALITY PROGRAM "TOP DESIGNER" (WORKING TITLE) -- A TEN EPISODE ONE-HOUR NEW ORIGINAL SERIES

BRAVO INKS DEAL WITH STONE & COMPANY ENTERTAINMENT IN SEARCH OF AMERICA'S NEXT GREAT INTERIOR DESIGNER -- CASTING CURRENTLY UNDERWAY

NEW YORK - JULY 26, 2006 - Bravo announces series pick-up of "Top Designer" (working title), which was previously announced as a series in development under the "Top Decorator" title. Bravo has partnered with Stone & Company Entertainment to bring viewers this new one-hour ten episode competition series searching for America's next great interior designer. Through a series of weekly pressure-filled challenges testing creativity, ingenuity and interpersonal skills, contestants will be competing for cash to start their own design firm and a spot in one of New York's finest designer showcases. Contestants will be drawn together from all walks of life and will possess a range of skills and training. The announcement was made today by Frances Berwick, EVP, Programming & Production, Bravo.

"Bravo's critically acclaimed reality competition shows that go inside creative professions have paved the way for the competitive spirit to thrive in an even more universal setting - the home," said Berwick. "This creative new series combines the fast-paced and upscale world of interior design with high pressure and entertaining competition."

With casting currently underway, trained professional interior designers, self-taught aspiring designers, and non-professional artists with a passion for interior design are invited to meet with "Top Designer" casting producers. For application information and submission guidelines, interested candidates may contact MysticArt Pictures, 818.563.4121 or topdesignercasting@yahoo.com, and visit www.topdesignertv.com.

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming, acclaimed drama series, movies, comedy and music specials, and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 80 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 original programming includes the Emmy nominated "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," 13-time Emmy nominated "Inside the Actors Studio," "The Real Housewives of Orange County," "Top Chef," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program "Queer Eye," and the four time Emmy-nominated hit competition series "Project Runway."

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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