BRAVO ANNOUNCES ROBUST PROGRAMMING SLATE WITH GREENLIGHTS, PREMIERES AND RETURNING SERIES
New Episodes of All Shows Will Stream Next-Day on Peacock
NEW YORK – May 12, 2022 – Bravo, home to the most loyal, engaged and upscale audience across all of cable entertainment*, unveils a robust unscripted slate that features newly announced series “Real Girlfriends in Paris,” “Southern Charm: Leva Land” (WT) and “XSCAPE /SWV” (WT). In addition, series premieres are being formalized for previously announced new shows “Below Deck Adventure,” “Life is a Ballroom” (WT), “Love Without Borders” (WT) as well as the June 1 debut of the first international edition of the popular franchise with “The Real Housewives of Dubai.”
The network also announced the return of numerous fan-favorite series, including the 20th season of James Beard and Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef,” which for the first time will be shot entirely internationally. Additional returning hits include “Project Runway,” “Married to Medicine,” “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,” “Summer House,” “Winter House,” “Family Karma,” “Below Deck,” “Below Deck Mediterranean,” “Vanderpump Rules,” and “The Real Housewives” of Orange County, New Jersey, New York City, Potomac and Salt Lake City. Recent premieres include “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Love Match Atlanta” as well as new seasons of critically acclaimed late-night talk show “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.”
New episodes of all Bravo shows will also now be available to stream the next day on Peacock for the first time, enabling subscribers of Peacock’s premium tier to enjoy the latest Bravo hits along with complete access to past seasons.
The excitement extends to the world of live events with the ultimate fandom experience at BravoCon, which returns to New York City on Oct. 14-16 with more than 100 Bravolebrities expected to attend. Tickets will go on sale this summer, with additional details to follow.
Bravo ranks as a top 5 cable entertainment network in primetime for the fourth consecutive year in the key 18-49 demo. It also continues to dominate the reality space, with nearly half of the top 20 reality shows on cable in the key demo – more than any other network.
New programming coming to Bravo includes:
“The Real Housewives of Dubai” premieres June 1, 2022
Produced by Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Jamie Jakimo, Brandon Panaligan, Glenda N. Cox and Chelsey Stephens serving as executive producers. Andy Cohen also serves as an executive producer.
As the 11th city in the franchise, “The Real Housewives of Dubai” follows a powerful group of lavish women as they run business empires and expertly navigate a highly exclusive social scene within this ultra-luxe billionaire’s playground. Whether they’re dining on a mountainside overlooking a valley of 1,000 camels or hosting the wedding event of the year, these ambitious and glamorous women prove everything is more extravagant in the “City of Gold.” When new group dynamics threaten longstanding friendships, tensions inevitably reach a boiling point, so if you can’t handle the heat … get out of Dubai.
“Below Deck Adventure” premieres Fall 2022
Produced by Shed Media with Lisa Shannon, Dan Peirson and Sun de Graaf serving as executive producers. Mark Cronin is also set to executive produce, along with Grace Lee, Joe Van Ek, Brittany Nabors, Natalie Neurauter and Mark Seliga.
This series takes wealthy thrill-seekers on the mega-yacht trip of a lifetime to experience thrilling YOLO adventures and daredevil activities all against some of the world’s most beautiful backdrops. Season 1 will be set in the glacial fjords of Norway where charter guests will paraglide, cave repel and cold-water plunge their way through the day, dine on freshly caught seafood straight from the Scandinavian waters in the evening, and still get all steamed up in the hot tub by night. The exacting expectations of high-end luxury coupled with the physical demands of cold-weather adventures will push the crew to new heights and unparalleled pressures that makes this new series one of a kind.
“Love Without Borders (working title)” premieres Fall 2022
Produced by Kinetic with Chris Coelen, Eric Detwiler, Scott Teti, Brent Gauches, Sarah Dillistone and Kenda Greenwood Moran serving as executive producers.
In this bold social experiment, six American singles who have struck out at love on their home turf risk everything and step blindly onto a plane to an unknown overseas destination to be paired with their “perfect” life partner. Participants will say goodbye to their jobs, homes and families to see if matchmakers can scour the world for their one ideal match. At the end of the experiment, they will be faced with the stark choice of leaving life as they knew it behind and starting over for love.
“Real Girlfriends in Paris” premieres Fall 2022
Produced by Goodbye Pictures with Rich Bye, Rahel Tennione, Barrie Bernstein serving as executive producers. Jennifer Stander, Chris Wereski and Molly Minard serve as co-executive producers.
Six bold twentysomething American women pack their bags to embark on an exciting international adventure living in the most beautiful city in the world: Paris! While in the City of Lights, they find each other, encounter a romantic rendezvous or two and embrace all the spontaneity that comes with living in an exciting new city. Always looking for a good time, the women find themselves in an extraordinarily rich moment in their lives where the possibilities for true love, unrelenting passion and forging life-long friendships are endless.
“Southern Charm: Leva Land (working title)” premieres Fall 2022
Produced by Haymaker East with Aaron Rothman, Josh Halpert, Bill Langworthy, Leva Bonaparte and Lamar Bonaparte serving as executive producers. Jesse Light serves as co-executive producer.
“Southern Charm: Leva Land” follows the lives of a dynamic social group of friends living in Charleston, S.C., and working together. There’s never a dull day in “Leva Land” with the staff at Republic Garden & Lounge and their powerhouse boss, Leva Bonaparte of “Southern Charm.” Leva owns four restaurants on the hottest street in town and Republic is the crown jewel of her kingdom.
“XSCAPE/SWV (working title)” premieres Winter 2022
Produced by Monami Productions with Mona Scott-Young, Stephanie R Gayle and Michael Lang serving as executive producers. LaTocha Scott-Bivens, Kandi Burruss, Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Tamara Johnson-George, LeAnne “Lelee” Lyons and Tamika Scott also serve as executive producers.
Following their epic Verzuz performance, the ladies”” of Xscape and SWV reunite once again to prepare for a show that promises to reignite their music careers. There is much at stake for these powerhouse women as they navigate different stages in their lives, both personally and professionally. From celebrating the power of collaboration and sisterhood to pushing to overcome obstacles, there is no shortage of wonder, watching two of the most iconic female R&B groups of the ’90s come together for this multi-part limited series.
“Life Is a Ballroom (working title)” premieres 2023
Produced by Sharp Entertainment with Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Amy Bonezzi, Danielle Medina, Kevin Maynard serving as executive producers. Regan Watford serves as co-executive producer.
Professional amateur dancing is the fastest growing division of ballroom dance in the world. In this sport, known as Pro-Am, amateur dancers pay professional dance partners to compete with them in competitions around the country each week. No stone goes unturned and no price too high for these women dancers who are obsessed to a spectacular degree. From the producers of “90 Day Fiancé,” this access-driven docuseries will follow and intercut the stories of the most fascinating, talented and obsessed ballroom amateur dancers in the country.
*Source: Most Loyal: Nielsen, L7, A18-49, FY 2021 (12/28/20-12/26/21), Press Prime (M-Su 8p-11p), 20 min qual, Frequency of 30+ days. Most Engaged: Phoenix TVBE Program Engagement score, W18-49, FY 2021 (12/28/20-12/26/21), Press Prime (M-Su 8p-11p), Among Cable Entertainment Nets. Most Upscale/Educated: Nielsen, L7, A18-49, FY 2021 (12/28/20-12/26/21), HOH $125K+ w/4+ Yrs College Imps, Press Prime (M-Su 8p-11p), Among Cable Entertainment Nets.
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