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Bravo bolsters unscripted development slate

NBCUniversal-owned lifestyle net Bravo Media is expanding its unscripted development slate with six series and formats on the way from Kingdom Reign Entertainment, Rock Shrimp Productions and Left Hook Media. The ...
May 8, 2017

NBCUniversal-owned lifestyle net Bravo Media is expanding its unscripted development slate with six series and formats on the way from Kingdom Reign Entertainment, Rock Shrimp Productions and Left Hook Media.

The development order marks Bravo’s push to tackle the high-end luxury real estate space, building upon Emmy-nominated series like Million Dollar Listing New York and Flipping Out. In addition, the network is exploring several new formats to further expand its slate of established series.

“Bravo’s incredible equity in the high-end real estate space allows us to explore the biggest characters and most aspirational lifestyles, which are both key differentiators in this crowded landscape,” said Rachel Smith (pictured), Bravo’s SVP of development, in a statement, “In addition, with a large stable of original series that continue to grow in the key demos, we’re able to take big swings in new spaces across many genres, and we’re excited to get these projects off the ground.”

Series in development, with a description provided by Bravo Media, follow below. All titles are tentative.

Center Staged
Produced by Kingdom Reign Entertainment with Carlos King serving as executive producer and ITV America with David George and Jordana Hochman as executive producer.

Good design staging can make a huge difference in the ultimate sale price of a home.  Before a multi-million dollar house goes on the market, stagers are hired to furnish the space so that it appeals to the most demanding and specific of buyers. Enter married couple Adair Curtis and Jason Bolden, who are the go-to stagers for these epic estates in California. With the rich and famous clients, this power couple manages it all and spins gold with the help of their quirky staff.

Million Dollar Home Hacks
Produced by Shed Media and Wall to Wall Media with Pamela Healey, Lisa Shannon and Jeremy Dear as executive producers.

In Million Dollar Home Hacks, two couples, along with the help of interior designers, compete to transform a room in their home into a “million dollar” interior. Inspired by a luxury property somewhere in America, they’ll use secret industry tricks to achieve the same look without the heavy price tag.

Flippin’ Exes
Produced by Rock Shrimp Productions with Kim Martin and Bobby Flay as Executive Producers

Flippin’ Exes follows ex-couple and current business partners, Nina Klemm & Michael LeSure, and their team as they buy, rehab, and sell homes in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The High School Project
From Wilshire Studios and executive producer Billy Taylor.

The High School Project is a ground breaking re-creation series that follows the true stories of New York City’s most elite students who grew up fast and partied hard in the 90′s. From lavish lifestyles, to drinking and arrests, to insane vacations and fake IDs, the series retells the tales that changed their lives forever.

Welcome to America
Produced by Our House Media with Simon Lloyd and Joe Houilhan as executive producers.

This groundbreaking social experiment takes a small American town, with demographics that haven’t changed in centuries, and shakes up the population to reflect different parts of the country. Key members of the town will voluntarily leave for one month, and moving in will be a diverse group who will step into the vacated lives of the locals. Who will move into their homes, take on their responsibilities and become new neighbors to those who stayed behind?  What new friendships will be made and what old prejudices will be challenged?

Empty Nesters
Produced by Left Hook Media, with Scott Teti & Matt Odgers serving as executive producers, in partnership with Truly Original, with Glenda Hersh & Steven Weinstock serving as executive producers.

When the kids are away, the parents will play! This series follows a group of friends who are planning to send their children to idyllic summer sleep away camps. And while their offspring tastes freedom for the first time, the parents will get their endless summer back. Gone are bedtimes, soccer practice and dance class – these parents are all about late nights and wild adventures without having to worry about carpooling in the morning.

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