Bravo, the NBCUniversal cable network that aims for affluent female viewers, said it would debut two new scripted comedies in the year ahead while also launching 13 new unscripted series.
The scripted series being highlighted are "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce' and "Odd Mom Out." The first is based on the best-selling "Girlfriends' Guide" book series by Vicki Iovine. Series follows Abby, played by Lisa Edelstein, a self-help book author who hides her separation from her husband as she navigates a new life as a single woman. Robert Duncan McNeill will be producing director of the series, which is slated to begin production this summer. Produced by Universal Cable Productions with Marti Noxon, who wrote the pilot, Vicki Iovine, Meryl Poster and Robbie Duncan McNeil serving as executive producers.
New unscripted series set to debut are:
"Top Chef Duels": New culinary competition series hosted by celebrity chef Curtis Stone brings back eighteen of the biggest, boldest and most talked-about personalities from past seasons of "Top Chef" and "Top Chef Masters." Contestants face off head-to-head in three rounds of extreme culinary challenges. Winners will compete in the season finale until only one is standing to claim the $100,000 grand prize and culinary bragging rights. Curtis Stone will also anchor the judges table with Gail Simmons, while chefs Wolfgang Puck and Hugh Acheson and special guests will round out the judging panel throughout the series Produced by Magical Elves with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serving as executive producers.
"Best New Restaurant": Restaurateur Tom Colicchio pits 16 of the nation's hottest new restaurants against each other in a series of challenges aimed at determining who provides the best all-around, top-to-bottom experience. Series modeled after the UK hit "Ramsay's Best Restaurant" from executive producer Gordon Ramsay.Produced by One Potato Two Potato with Gordon Ramsay, Tom Colicchio, Elizabeth Cook, Nicola Moody, Pat Llewellyn and Ben Adler serving as executive producers.
"100 Dates" (working title): Series marks Bravo's first foray into real-time docudrama production. Each episode will be shot and aired within the same week. Young New York singles look for love. Fans will be able to interact with the cast and affect the storyline through social media. Produced by All3Media America, Goodbye Pictures and Lime Pictures. Eli Holzman, Stephen Lambert and Derek McLean will serve as executive producers for AllMedia America; Rich Bye will serve as executive producer for Goodbye Pictures; and Kate Little and Claire Poysner will serve as executive producers for Lime Pictures.
"Friends to Lovers?": Series follows multiple sets of friends who take a leap of faith and decide to take their relationships to the next level. Produced by World of Wonder with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell and Angela Berg serving as executive producers.
"Manzo'd with Children": Caroline Manzo of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" attempts to be the ring leader of her crazy Italian family. Produced by Sirens Media with Lucilla D'Agostino, Valerie Haselton and Rebecca Toth Diefenbach serving as Executive Producers.
"Euros of Hollywood": Six successful European jetsetters take Los Angeles by storm. Produced by CORE Media Group with Jennifer O'Connell, Rob Lee of Bayonne Entertainment and Andrew Hoegl serving as executive producers.
"Ladies of London": Debuts in June. Docu-series follows a group of elite British socialites, Annabelle Neilson and Caroline Stanbury along with American expats Juliet Angus, Caprice Bourret, Marissa Hermer and Noelle Reno who all run in similar social circles, but are worlds apart. Produced by Adjacent Productions with Izzie Pick Ashcroft, Claire O'Donohoe, Anna Geddes, Jane Tranter and Michael Brooks serving as executive producers.
"Game of Crowns": Debuts in July. Six pageant wives compete on the "Mrs." pageant circuit to snatch the spotlight - all while being dedicated mothers and wives.Produced by Shed Media US with Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon, Dan Peirson and Tess Gamboa as Executive Producers.
"Million Dollar Listing Miami": Debuts in June. In the newest edition of this Bravo franchise, three luxury agents, Chad Carroll, Samantha DeBianchi and Chris Leavitt, battle it out in the world of high-end real estate. Produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell and Eric Detwiler serving as executive producers.
"Jersey Belle": Docu-series follows outspoken New Jersey native and Hollywood publicist, Jaime Primak Sullivan, as she navigates life in the upscale southern suburb of Mountain Brook, Alabama. Produced by Authentic Entertainment with Lauren Lexton, Tom Rogan and Sonia Slutsky serving as Executive Producers.
"Untying the Knot": Debuts in June. When couples go from "I do" to "I don't," Vikki Ziegler is who they call to mediate, advise and divide their assets out of court. Each episode features a different divorcing couple struggling to divvy up their belongings that range from dazzling diamonds to the family pets. Produced by Engel Entertainment with Steven Engel, Krystal Kennedy and Dean W. Slotar serving as executive producers.
"Extreme Guide to Parenting": Debuts in July. Each episode gives a candid look at two different households with very unique styles of raising their children - and each family strongly believes their methods are superior. Produced by Punched In The Head Productions with Amelia D'Entrone, Craig D'Entrone and Lauren Lazin serving as executive producers.
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding" (working title): Against vocal family opposition that played out dramatically in season six of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Kandi Buruss and Todd Tucker have decided to move forward and tie the knot. Each episode follows Kandi and Todd as they plan a larger-than-life "Coming to America" themed wedding ceremony, signifying the couple's initial introduction in Africa. Produced by True Entertainment with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin and Carlos King serving as executive producers. Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker also serve as executive producers.