Bravo has announced a fifth night of original programming as well as a development slate that will increase the channel’s original program content by 20% in 2010. The announcement was made by Frances Berwick, executive vice president and general manager, Bravo Media. Calling 2009 ‘a banner year for Bravo,’ she added, ‘The network reached a new level marrying creativity and innovation, and we’ll continue that momentum in 2010 with even more original programming and new initiatives to connect and engage our viewers on every platform available.’ Among the new programs being developed are two new programs from Magical Elves: Around the World in 80 Plates (w/t) and two-hour special Fashion Masters; Commander in Chef (developed by Stone & Co. Entertainment); singer-songwriter competition series Hitmakers (w/t, developed by True Entertainment) and a docusoap following So You Think you Can Dance choreographer Mia Michaels. Series pick-ups include Miami Social Club (MC Filmworks); Million Dollar Decorators (Goodbye Pictures); Pregnant in Heels (Shout Media) and yet another edition of the Real Housewives franchise produced by Evolution Media, this time heading to Beverly Hills.
- RS West ’18