Bravo Media is betting on its formula of noisy formats and big characters by adding 11 new and 20 returning series to its fall 2018 slate, and airing original programming in primetime seven nights a week.
The cable network is expanding its lifestyle programming into design and home, with a series fronted by former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy stars Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia. The Thom and Carson Project (w/t) follows the duo as they redesign homes, and is produced by Critical Content and Free Range Media.
Other programs in the design and home genre include World of Wonder and Renowned Films’ Backyard Envy (w/t), which follows exterior design and landscaping firm Manscapers as they transform New York City outdoor spaces; Kinetic Content’s Buying it Blind, following couples as they hand their real estate decision over to an expert team; Rock Shrimp Productions’ Flipping Exes, starring a pair of real life exes as they launch a house flipping business in Indiana; and Evolution Media’s Sweet Home, an hour-long series following Jennifer Welch and her design business, and includes a cast of characters like her ex-husband, children, and friend Angie “Pumps” Sullivan.
Elsewhere, two new series focusing on Mexico and its people include Shed Media and Campanario Entertainment’s Mexican Dynasties (w/t), which focuses on Mexico City’s high society; and Adjacent Productions and PSG Motion Pictures’ Untitled San Antonio Project (w/t), following a group of affluent women from Mexican descent in the Texas city.
Married to Medicine: Los Angeles is a spin-off of the popular Married to Medicine, produced by Fremantle North America, and developed by Purveyors of Pop; while Our House Media’s Welcome to Waverly focuses on fish-out-of-water city slickers living in the heartland of Kansas; and lastly Evolution Media’s Unanchored (w/t) follows a group of best friends as they join a festival in the Bahamas on their yachts.
These 10 new shows join high-profile Bravo scripted anthology event series, Dirty John, based on the Los Angeles Times podcast of the same name.
Returning series include Vanderpump Rules, Married to Medicine, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Don’t Be Tardy, Flipping Out, Shahs of Sunset and Southern Charm Savannah. Five series in the Real Housewives franchise will be back: Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Orange County, New Jersey and Dallas.
These titles will join the recently premiered series The Real Housewives of New York City, Southern Charm (pictured), The Real Housewives of Potomac and new seasons of Below Deck Mediterranean, What What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and Top Chef.