Bravo’s ’17 slate embraces “Southern Charm” spin-off

Lifestyle and entertainment brand Bravo Media has unveiled its 2017/2018 programming slate, which features six new shows including Southern Charm: New Orleans, a spin-off of the popular show Southern Charm, as well as ...
April 27, 2017

Lifestyle and entertainment brand Bravo Media has unveiled its 2017/2018 programming slate, which features six new shows including Southern Charm: New Orleans, a spin-off of the popular show Southern Charm, as well as a new show with go-getters Bethenny Frankel and Fredrik Eklund.

Also returning to the network is Emmy-Award-winning culinary program Top Chef; the real estate focused Million Dollar Listing and variations of The Real Housewives, including The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Beverly Hills, Dallas and Orange County.

Below is a list of the six new shows with descriptions courtesy of Bravo:

“Bethenny and Fredrik Property Project” (w/t)

Produced by Leftfield Pictures and B Real Productions, this new series follows two fan favorite powerhouses, Frankel (pictured) and Eklund, as they come together in their new venture as real estate moguls and business partners. Viewers will watch as they tackle the ups and downs of scouting, buying and designing multimillion-dollar properties. The series shows a side of Bethenny and Fredrik, often through their humorous dynamic, that fans have never seen before as they make big flipping gambles in the hopes of even bigger payouts.

“Sell it Like Serhant”

It doesn’t matter what you’re selling–if you know your client and your product, a good salesman can sell anything to anyone. No one exemplifies this better than the leader of one of the top real estate teams in the U.S., Ryan Serhant (Million Dollar Listing New York). In this new series, Serhant puts his sales skills to the ultimate test when he answers the call of struggling sales representatives, desperate for his expertise. While he learns the tricks of a particular trade, he will also give under-performing employees a head-to-toe business overhaul and turn them into sales machines. (Produced by World of Wonder).


Produced by Haymaker Productions, this new series follows Charleston’s most eligible and loveable singleton, Shep Rose, as he ventures to various cities across the country in the hopes of finding true love and a committed relationship.

“Southern Charm New Orleans”

The popular franchise heads to The Big Easy for Southern Charm New Orleans, offering viewers an exclusive glimpse into the sophisticated Creole culture of NOLA. Hidden away from the beads and beats of Bourbon Street is an exclusive community filled with wealth, legacy and tradition. Although the prestige in this town is plentiful, everything that glitters isn’t gold, and underneath brews a multitude of shocking secrets that could destroy the foundation of long-standing friendships. In a city where lineage and status are everything, how far will this ambitious group go to redefine their legacy and secure their spot at the top of this esteemed circle? (Produced by InventTV and Vainglorious Productions).

“Love Italian Style” (w/t)

There’s a saying: “To live your best life, go where you are most celebrated.” For these African-American women, that place is Italy. In this series, relationship expert Diann Valentine takes five beautiful, eligible bachelorettes who can’t find a good American man, all the way to Italy, aka “Mecca,” where she breaks them down and builds them back up to be open to love. Sounds as sweet as gelato, but it’s not all gondola rides and delicious wine for these single ladies, who live under one roof in a decadent Roman villa, potentially vying for the same men and keeping one side eye on the ultimate prize: a hot Italian husband. (Produced by Asylum Entertainment).

“A Night With My Ex”

What would you do if you had the chance to spend an entire night with your ex? Would you seek answers, try to gain closure, or make a play to get back together? For the first time since their split, ex-couples will be brought together for one night in a camera-rigged apartment with no crew. (Produced by Twofour America).

Returning to Bravo amongst its 18 returning unscripted programs are Top ChefThe Real Housewives of Orange County, and Shahs of Sunset, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Flipping Out, Don’t Be Tardy, Married to Medicine, Below Deck, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives of Dallas, Emmy Award-Winning Inside the Actor’s Studio, Summer House and Vanderpump Rules.


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