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Upfronts ’15: Bravo greenlights 10, renews four series

Programs unveiled by the NBCUniversal cable net include Fit Club from Lime Pictures and All3Media America, My Fab 40th from FremantleMedia North America and NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches (w/t). (Pictured: NeNe and Kim)
March 30, 2015

NBC Universal cable net Bravo has unveiled 10 new series, including a Real Housewives of Atlanta spin-off, and announced renewals for four others at its upfront in New York City today (March 30).

True Entertainment has two new series on the Bravo slate: Mother Funders follows women who run Locust Grove, Georgia’s parent-teacher organization with executive flair; while NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches (w/t) follows NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciack Biermann, two of the stars from Real Housewives of Atlanta, as they embark upon a cross-country road trip.

Also among the new series are two from FremantleMedia North America: Married to Medicine – Houston, the latest in the Married to Medicine franchise (developed by Purveyors of Pop); and My Fab 40th, which captures the action at extravagant 40th birthday parties.

Lime Pictures and All3Media America are behind Fit Club, following assorted New York City personal fitness trainers.

Toronto-based Tricon Films and Television and Bravo coproduce Aprés Ski, following the exploits of a luxury concierge company working in ski haven Whistler, British Columbia.

Embassy Row will produce Recipe for Deception, a cooking competition in which contestants prepare dishes while unaware of what their mystery main ingredient is.

The Below Deck franchise from 51 Minds gets a spin-off and a new European locale via Below Deck Mediterranean, and Monkey Kingdom is behind another travel-themed series, Tour Group (w/t). Goodbye Pictures, meanwhile, presents Ladies of Dallas (w/t).

Returning series include Ladies of London (season two), Don’t be Tardy… (season four), Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (season eight) and Manzo’d With Children (season two).

“Bravo continues to super-serve the most educated, affluent, engaged and loyal audience with our original content on all platforms,” said Frances Berwick, president, lifestyle networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, in a statement. “We are excited to launch these new unscripted and scripted series and believe the new slate will deliver the same high-quality and viewing benefits, but with a broader lens to drive even more ‘affluencers’ to view as well as engage socially.”

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