Bravo is beefing up its already beefy unscripted programming. The NBC-Universal cable network is developing six new “reality” series. Three of these are real estate-related: Center Stage, with Adair Curtis and Jason Bolden; Million Dollar Home Hacks, from executive producers Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon, and Jeremy Dear; and Flippin’ Exes, with Nina Klemm and Michael LeSure, from executive producers Kim Martin and Bobby Flay.
On the docu-series front, Bravo is developing The High School Project from executive producer Billy Taylor; Welcome to America, from executive producers Simon Lloyd and Joe Houilhan; and Empty Nesters, from Left Hook Media, with executive producers Scott Teti and Matt Odgers in partnership with Truly Original, and executive producers Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock.
Learn more from this Bravo press release.
May 8, 2017
BRAVO MEDIA DEVELOPING SIX NEW SERIES
NETWORK DOUBLES DOWN ON THE HIGH-END LUXURY REAL ESTATE SPACE AND EXPANDS INTO NEW FORMATS
New York, NY – May 8, 2017 – Bravo Media is adding six new unscripted series to its development slate, it was announced today by Rachel Smith, Senior Vice President, Development. While the network recently announced six new greenlights that diversify across many genres, this move signifies the network’s commitment toward leading the industry in the high-end real estate space, building upon Emmy-nominated series like “Million Dollar Listing New York” and “Flipping Out.” In addition, the network is exploring several new formats to further expand its industry leading slate of established series with year-over-year growth.
“Bravo’s incredible equity in the high-end real estate space allows us to explore the biggest characters and most aspirational lifestyles, which are both key differentiators in this crowded landscape,” said Smith, “In addition, with a large stable of original series that continue to grow in the key demos, we’re able to take big swings in new spaces across many genres, and we’re excited to get these projects off the ground.”
In 2017-to-date, Bravo is the #6 ad-supported cable entertainment network in the key P18-49 demo. In addition, the network is the leader among the top 10 ad-supported cable networks in returning series with year-over-year ratings growth in P18-49.
Series in development: (All working titles)
Produced by Kingdom Reign Entertainment with Carlos King serving as Executive Producer and ITV American with David George and Jordana Hochman as Executive Producer.
Good design staging can make a huge difference in the ultimate sale price of a home. Before a multi-million dollar house goes on the market, stagers are hired to furnish the space so that it appeals to the most demanding and specific of buyers. Enter married couple Adair Curtis and Jason Bolden, who are the go-to stagers for these epic estates in California. With the rich and famous clients, this power couple manages it all and spins gold with the help of their quirky staff.
“Million Dollar Home Hacks”
Produced by Shed Media and Wall to Wall Media with Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon and Jeremy Dear as Executive Producers
In “Million Dollar Home Hacks,” two couples, along with the help of interior designers, compete to transform a room in their home into a “million dollar” interior. Inspired by a luxury property somewhere in America, they’ll use secret industry tricks to achieve the same look without the heavy price tag.
Produced by Rock Shrimp Productions with Kim Martin and Bobby Flay as Executive Producers
“Flippin’ Exes” follows ex-couple and current business partners, Nina Klemm & Michael LeSure, and their team as they buy, rehab, and sell homes in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“The High School Project”
From Wilshire Studios and Executive Producer Billy Taylor
“The High School Project” is a ground breaking re-creation series that follows the true stories of New York City’s most elite students who grew up fast and partied hard in the 90’s. From lavish lifestyles, to drinking and arrests, to insane vacations and fake IDs, the series retells the tales that changed their lives forever.
“Welcome to America”
Produced by Our House Media with Simon Lloyd and Joe Houilhan as Executive Producers.
This groundbreaking social experiment takes a small American town, with demographics that haven’t changed in centuries, and shakes up the population to reflect different parts of the country. Key members of the town will voluntarily leave for one month, and moving in will be a diverse group who will step into the vacated lives of the locals. Who will move into their homes, take on their responsibilities and become new neighbors to those who stayed behind? What new friendships will be made and what old prejudices will be challenged?
Produced by Left Hook Media, with Scott Teti & Matt Odgers serving as Executive Producers, in partnership with Truly Original, with Glenda Hersh & Steven Weinstock serving as Executive Producers.
When the kids are away, the parents will play! This series follows a group of friends who are planning to send their children to idyllic summer sleep away camps. And while their offspring tastes freedom for the first time, the parents will get their endless summer back. Gone are bedtimes, soccer practice and dance class – these parents are all about late nights and wild adventures without having to worry about carpooling in the morning.
Source: Nielsen; 12/26/16-4/30/17; L+7 through 4/16/17 blended with L+3 through 4/27/17 and L+SD through 4/30/17; Mo-Su 8p-11p. Includes ad-supported cable entertainment that air in 100% of the daypart. Returning series stat = 2016TD (12/28/15-3/26/17) vs same time frame of 2015TD L7 based on 10 ten ad-supported networks original returning series growth.
What do you think? Which of the new Bravo TV shows do you think will be ordered to series?