Bravo Developing Four New Reality Shows

by | October 12, 2010 at 10:44 AM | TV News

'Project Runway's Chris March to Get His Own Show (Photo: Bravo)

'Project Runway's Chris March to Get His Own Show (Photo: Bravo)

Bravo will soon announce four new reality series for viewers to watch what happens. The projects stick to what Bravo does best: following drama-prone experts in fun fields, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“We’re specifically developing around our five passion potions: food, fashion, beauty, design and popular culture,” said Francis Berwick, Bravo president. The shows are under the eye of Eli Lehrer, who was promoted this summer to head of development.

~Former ‘Project Runway‘ contestant – and compulsive giggler – Chris March will star in an unnamed project in which he and his crew create unique designs for clientele that includes Madonna and Meryl Streep (who knew they had the same taste in fashion?).

~’Dean’s List‘ will follow celebrity hair expert Dean Banowetz, who is known for inventing “must-have” hair products and is opening a Hollywood salon.

~Brooklyn-based catering company and chef Roble Ali will be featured in ‘Roble & Co.‘ in a series that promises high-profile clients. Red Line Films is producing.

~The fourth project eschews boldface names and instead focuses on a large, multi-generational family through daily family life, including parties and blow-ups. Sneakers is the producer on the ‘Thicker than Water‘ docu-series.

“We have found that we make our own celebrities,” Berwick said.

THR also notes that Bravo appears likely to pick up the summer reality series ‘Top Chef: Just Desserts,’ which turned out to feature some high-intensity meltdowns from pastry chefs, including two who recently quit the show.

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“We’re very happy with how it’s doing,” Berwick said. “This bunch was a lot more emotional and dramatic than any cast we’ve seen on ‘Top Chef.’ Which makes you wonder if it’s because of the great level of artistry with pastry cooking or is it just this cast?”