BRAVO MEDIA EXPANDS UNSCRIPTED PROGRAMMING SLATE WITH SIX NEW AND 14 RETURNING SERIES
NETWORK HAS MOST RETURNING SERIES WITH YEAR-OVER-YEAR RATINGS GROWTH AMONG ALL AD-SUPPORTED CABLE NETWORKS
New York, NY - April 27, 2016 - Continuing its commitment to high-quality programming, Bravo Media unveils a diversified slate of six new and 14 returning unscripted series, it was announced today by Jerry Leo, Executive Vice President, Program Strategy, Lifestyle Networks and Production Bravo. Bucking industry trends, the network is the leader among all ad-supported cable with 10 returning unscripted series with year-over-year ratings growth in P25-54, and ranks second in P18-49 with nine series.
"The strength of our series just further proves we have the most loyal and invested fan base," said Leo, "With great personalities, genre defining franchises and top-notch storytelling, we are able to super-serve our viewers with original content across all platforms and continue to thrive in an increasingly competitive landscape."
Joining the previously announced returns of Emmy Award-winning "Top Chef," and hit series "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" and "The Real Housewives of Potomac," the network confirms new season orders for some its most talked about series. Summer premieres will include "The Real Housewives of Orange County," "Manzo'd with Children," "Flipping Out," and "Don't Be Tardy," and later in the year new seasons of "Married to Medicine Atlanta," "Below Deck," "Ladies of London," "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," and "Vanderpump Rules."
Bravo remains a Top 10 ad-supported cable entertainment network among P18-49 and P25-54 and maintains the #1 ranking for the most engaged, educated and affluent viewers for P18-49 in prime. The network also ranks among the top five most social cable reality networks, according to Listenfirst.
Relative Success with Tabatha Coffey (working title)
Produced by Lime Pictures and All3America with Greg Lipstone, Kate Little, Derek McLean, Phil Harris and Paul Osborne serving as Executive Producers.
There are nearly 6 million family businesses in America, and for every one of them all business is personal. No one knows this better than Tabatha Coffey, with her years of experience helping businesses succeed through critical transitions. In each self-contained episode, a family will call upon Tabatha to help them sort out a dramatic, high stakes moment when their fortune and relationships are on the line. Tabatha will use her unique brand of no-nonsense tough love to help these families at a major crossroads and inspire, coax and sometimes shock them with her unapologetic nature into seeing their situation from a completely new perspective.
"Yours, Mine or Ours"
Produced by JV Productions Inc. with Courtney Campbell and Kirk Hipkiss serving as Executive Producers, along with Ryan Seacrest.
In this new series, couples looking to make the leap into cohabitation enlist the help of boisterous real estate agent Reza Farahan ("Shahs of Sunset") and interior designer and decorator Taylor Spellman to figure out which residence they should call home. Taylor will present stunning design renderings showcasing how to transform each of their existing spaces while Reza tempts them with brilliant new properties they can make all their own. The couples will have to weigh their options before making the ultimate decision of yours, mine or ours.
"Then & Now with Andy Cohen"
Produced by World of Wonder Productions and Most Talkative Inc. with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell and Andy Cohen serving as Executive Producers.
Hosted by Andy Cohen and featuring informed A-list pop culture contributors, the series examines the best of Gen X and Baby Boomer nostalgia and spices it up with a millennial twist. Each episode focuses on a defining year in history and dissects the biggest news stories, pop culture moments, and hottest trends to show how these pivotal events from the past affect how we live today.
"Summer House" (working title)
Produced by Left Hook Media with Matt Odgers and Scott Teti serving as Executive Producers, and True Entertainment with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, and Noah Samton serving as Executive Producers. Sean Clifford also serves as Executive Producer.
For years this group of friends has spent their weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day in one of the most exclusive beach areas on the East Coast. These professionals may keep it together during the week, but as soon as they hit the beach on the weekend, they let loose in a big, aspirational way that is exclusive to this high-end lifestyle.
"Oklahoma City" (working title)
Produced by Evolution Media with Douglas Ross and Alex Baskin serving as Executive Producers and Brian McCarthy serving as Co-Executive Producer.
Oklahoma City is known for its oil rigs, tornadoes and multitude of churches, but this group of hilarious friends is changing the way the winds come sweeping down the plains. In this new half-hour comedy, these women are proudly challenging the conventions of conservative society and showing an alternative, outrageous side of the never-before-seen tony enclave of Oklahoma City.
"The Lodge" (Working Title)
Produced by Tricon Films & Television with Andrea Gorfolova, Jameel Bharmal, Jeff Hevert and Bruce Toms serving as Executive Producers.
This spring ski season, viewers will go for a wild downhill ride inside an ultra luxurious Whistler ski lodge. This new series follows the hard working lodge staff, whose demanding jobs require catering to the every whim of their vacationing rich clientele. From creating high octane heli-ski adventures or white water rafting to dining at the most exclusive restaurants and being whisked away to remote glacial hot springs, this seasoned staff knows how to make their clients' dream vacations a reality. However, while living, working, and partying together in close quarters on the lodge property, these sexy staffers are sure to bump heads and break hearts as they navigate the resort hierarchy as well as their outrageous clients.
Source: Nielsen. Primetime cable entertainment ranks include all measured ad-supported cable entertainment networks that air in 100% of primetime (M-Su 8p-11p). Upscale/Educated- P18-49 HOH $100K+ W/4+ Yrs College VPVHs for NHI 2015 M-Su 8p-11p based on L7 data (1/1/15-12/27/15) including all measured cable entertainment networks, Engaging- Nielsen. TVBE. 2015TD (1/1/15-12/27/15). P18-49. Includes all non-sports prime cable programming. Indexed to cable ent avg (excl Bravo). ListenFirst, cable reality networks in primetime by Facebook and Twitter Engagement score, Jan - Fab 2016. Returning series = February 2015 to February 2016 vs. February 2014 to February 2015. P25-54 L3 among ad-supported cable entertainment unscripted programs, premieres only.
About Bravo Media
Bravo Media is the premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives the cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content that focuses on the network's passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital and pop culture. The network's diversified slate includes Bravo's first scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," scripted comedy "Odd Mom Out," and unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning "Top Chef," "Vanderpump Rules," "Below Deck," "Thicker Than Water" and the popular "Million Dollar Listing" and "The Real Housewives" franchises as well as the only live late-night talk show, "Watch What Happens Live." Available in 92 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, 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 NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980. Watch Bravo anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.