[11/07/06 - 08:56 AM]
Bravo Announces Series Pick-Up of 'Welcome to the Parker' (Working Title) - an All New Original Series
The new docu-series that takes viewers into the world of the luxurious Parker Palm Springs hotel.

[via press release from Bravo]




NEW YORK - November 7, 2006 - Bravo announces series pick-up of "Welcome to the Parker" (working title), a docu-series that takes viewers into the world of the luxurious Parker Palm Springs hotel. Each one-hour episode will uncover the lives, relationships and drama of the hotel staff and their guests. Bravo has signed Snackaholic production company, the producers of the critically acclaimed series "Tabloid Wars," to produce the series. The announcement was made today by Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President, Programming and Production, Bravo. Production begins this month and series will air on Bravo in 2007.

"Bravo continues to create the kind of docu-drama series that our viewers crave," said Berwick. "This time we're pulling the curtain back on the culture of high class hotels and taking a look at the unique personalities that work and play at The Parker."

The Parker Palm Springs is a happy, chic estate known for laid-back relaxation. The hotel sits on 13 acres of landscaped property and gardens with a natural backdrop of desert and mountains. The hard-working staff at The Parker is filled with varying personalities who have the responsibility of keeping all of the hotel's demanding guests content. Viewers will see the work that goes into keeping The Parker's sterling reputation intact. "Welcome to the Parker" follows everyone from the concierge to the housekeeping department to the maitre'd and all of the colorful guests found inside its walls.

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," 12-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 an 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.

  [november 2006]  


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