NBCUniversal cable net Bravo is continuing to shine the spotlight on Atlanta by greenlighting two new series based in Georgia’s capital city.
Married to Medicine, produced by FremantleMedia North America and developed by Purveyors of Pop, follows a group of women – some being doctors and some being married to doctors – who are part of Atlanta’s medical community. Matt Anderson, Nate Green and Maty Buss are executive producers.
Taking Atlanta (w/t), produced by NFGTV and Monami Entertainment, aims to follow the city’s “next generation movers and shakers” in the fashion, music, real estate and hospitality industries. It’s exec produced by Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman and Mona Scott-Young.
The network is also renewing another Atlanta-based series, the True Entertainment-produced Don’t Be Tardy… (w/t, formerly known as Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding), which features Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Kim Zolciak.
In other Bravo news, the cable net has also unveiled an “app-less” interactive component to its programming, dubbed “Play Live.” The technology will also viewers to take part in viewer polls or contests during content aired live via smart phones, tablets, desktops or via the Bravo Now app. “Play Live” made its debut during last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, and the network says it will roll it out to other programs in the coming months.
“Play Live caters to the fans by offering participation TV – a new way to enjoy a show with other fans as the broadcast unfolds live,” said Lisa Hsia, Bravo’s EVP of digital, in a statement. “Best of all, it’s easy – there’s no app to download and install. Viewers participate via URL with any device that has internet access.”