Bravo unveils its plans for the new season
Here's the rundown of what's coming back for Bravo:
-- Project Runway: The last Bravo season (unless something changes) will begin in July 2008, with the usual cast of judges.
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-- Tim Gunn's Guide to Style: Mr. Gunn made it work, people. He earned a second season. Wonder if Tim will remain with Bravo after PR moves to Lifetime?
-- Flipping Out: I love this guy, Jeff Lewis. He's a real estate flipper, i.e. he buys properties, fixes them up, and then sells them for a profit. It would be dull as dishwater except for the fact that Jeff has OCD and he's impossible to deal with. He's surrounded by a team that put up with his idiosyncracies, and they're pretty strange, too. If season two is as funny as season one, I'm all in. It returns this summer.
-- Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List: After winning the Emmy last season, Kath is back and I can't wait. She was never really funny on Suddenly Susan, but she's a riot on Bravo. Season four begins on June 12.
-- Millionaire Matchmaker: Okay, I admit, this show was a little grating. Patti Stanger's voice can be like nails on a chalkboard, but her clients are so outre it makes the show watchable.
-- Million Dollar Listing: Expensive Los Angeles real estate, ambitious agents. Yawn.
-- The Real Housewives of Orange County: Hello, Vicki, Jeana and Lauri, how are you, girls? Back for a fourth season. More dish, more money thrown around, more botox.
-- The Real Housewives of New York City: Have they even ended season one yet? I guess this did well enough to warrant another go-round. It's kind of like watching a car wreck. Ramona is such a bitch!
-- Shear Genius: I didn't go for this one. Others did. Jaclyn Smith returns with more hairdressers competing for hair-supremacy. It'll be premiering this summer.
-- Top Chef: We're not even done with Chicago, but there will be another season of aspiring chefs. This is the best cooking show in TV. Give me more.
-- Top Design: A tougher sell than Top Chef, but I'll watch the decorators compete.
Here's the new shows in development:
-- Bravo's A-List Awards: Kathy Griffin is hosting this new award concept, "celebrating the creative process and showcasing some of the leading creative minds working today – beauty, design, fashion, food and pop culture." Hmm... really? It's on June 12 at 10 p.m. Tim Gunn hosts a red carpet pre-show airs at 8:30 p.m. Can you say contrived, unnecessary award show?
-- The Rachel Zoe Project: A docu-drama about celebrity stylist (?) Rachel Zoe.
-- Date My Ex: Ooh, a spin-off from The Real Housewives of Orange County with Jo and Slade. Based on that title I thought it was something else.
-- Real Housewives of New Jersey: Can The Real Housewives of Idaho be far behind?