Unscripted

Bravo slates new series from Kinetic Content, Monami, Truly Original and more

NBCUniversal cable net Bravo has unveiled its slate of new unscripted programming that will premiere later this year and into early 2023. Among the seven new series are Real Girlfriends in ...
May 13, 2022

NBCUniversal cable net Bravo has unveiled its slate of new unscripted programming that will premiere later this year and into early 2023.

Among the seven new series are Real Girlfriends in Paris, Southern Charm: Leva Land (w/t) and Xscape/SWV (w/t), as well as the first international expansion of The Real Housewives franchise, the previously announced Real Housewives of Dubai.

Also as previously announced, new episodes of all Bravo shows will also now be available to stream the next day on Peacock.

The Real Housewives of Dubai, which was initially announced last fall, will premiere on June 1. This marks the 11th city to join the Real Housewives franchise, and the first outside of the U.S. The series follows a powerful group of women running business empires and navigating an exclusive social scene in the billionaires’ playground.

Real Housewives of Dubai is produced by Truly Original, with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Jamie Jakimo, Brandon Panaligan, Glenda N. Cox, Chelsey Stephens and Andy Cohen all serving as executive producers.

Slated for a fall premiere, Below Deck Adventures follows rich thrill-seekers on a mega-yacht trip engaging in daredevil activities against some of the world’s most beautiful backdrops. Season one is set in the glacial fjords of Norway, where guests will paraglide, cave repel and cold-water plunge their way through the days.

The show is produced by Shed Media, with Lisa Shannon, Dan Peirson and Sun de Graaf serving as executive producers. Mark Cronin also executive produces, along with Grace Lee, Joe Van Ek, Brittany Nabors, Natalie Neurauter and Mark Seliga.

Also set for a fall premiere is the social experiment Love Without Borders (w/t). The series takes six American singles who have been unlucky in love on their home turf and takes them to an unknown overseas destination to be paired with their “perfect” life partner. At the end of the series, they’ll choose between returning to their old lives or starting over with their new (?) loves.

Love Without Borders is produced by Kinetic Content, with Chris Coelen, Eric Detwiler, Scott Teti, Brent Gauches, Sarah Dillistone and Kenda Greenwood Moran serving as executive producers.

Real Girlfriends in Paris, meanwhile, follows six twenty-something American embarking on a trip to the City of Lights where they’ll enjoy the city, find themselves, encounter a romantic rendezvous or two and embrace the spontaneity that comes with living in a new city.

Slated for a fall premiere, the show comes from Goodbye Pictures with Rich Bye, Rahel Tennione and Barrie Bernstein serving as executive producers. Jennifer Stander, Chris Wereski and Molly Minard serve as co-executive producers.

Another for fall is Southern Charm: Leva Land (w/t), which focuses on a group of friends living in Charleston, S.C., who work together at the Republic Garden & Lounge for their boss, restaurant owner Leva Bonaparte of Southern Charm, who oversees her own personal kingdom called “Leva Land.”

Southern Charm: Leva Land is produced by Haymaker East, with Aaron Rothman, Josh Halpert, Bill Langworthy, Leva Bonaparte and Lamar Bonaparte serving as executive producers. Jesse Light serves as co-executive producer.

Slated for a winter 2022 premiere is Xscape/SVW (w/t), which comes on the heels of the Verzuz performance by ’90s R&B groups Xscape and SWV. This limited series finds the ladies reuniting once again for a show that promises to reignite their music careers, while each woman navigates a different stage in their lives.

The series comes from Monami Productions, with Mona Scott-Young, Stephanie R. Gayle and Michael Lang as executive producers. LaTocha Scott-Bivens, Kandi Burruss, Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Tamara Johnson-George, LeAnne “Lelee” Lyons and Tamika Scott also serve as executive producers.

Finally, Life is a Ballroom (w/t), from the producers of 90 Day Fiancé, looks at the world of professional amatuer dancing, the fastest-growing division of ballroom dancing in the world. This access-driven docuseries follows and intercuts the stories of the most fascinating, talented and obsessed ballroom pro-am dancers in the country.

Life is a Ballroom is produced by Sharp Entertainment, with Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Amy Bonezzi, Danielle Medina, Kevin Maynard serving as executive producers and Regan Watford as co-executive producer.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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