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SJP's art reality show on Bravo...I'm just not sure

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jul 20th 2008 4:04PM
Bravo Picks Up SJP's Art Reality ShowSomehow, I never imagined that Sarah Jessica Parker's next TV gig after Sex and the City would be a reality show about art. In fact, it makes me a little sad thinking she'll be doing that instead of some fabulous new series with big stars and groovy music.

But, here you have it: Bravo has picked up an art competition reality show from Parker's Pretty Matches production company and producers Magical Elves. They're expected to announce the deal today at the Television Critics Association press tour, so Joel might have more info on this later.

The hour-long show is described by Elves' Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz as a Project Runway-style competition, only with art instead of fashion. Aspiring artists compete to produce various styles of artwork, including painting, sculpting, etc., which is then judged by a panel of experts.

This could be a nice shot in the arm for Bravo, since the Elves' Bravo hit, Project Runway, recently moved to Lifetime. The Elves defected from Runway when they signed an overall deal in May with Bravo's parent company, NBC Universal.

I don't know. I haven't really watched Runway all that much, but have friends who do and can see how it could be addictive. A reality show about artwork just doesn't have the same panache at first glance. No word in The Hollywood Reporter story as to whether Parker would be an on-screen presence. I'm sure that would help to boost ratings, though.

What do you think? Does this show sound interesting?

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evangoldman

Yes, this sounds very exciting, but where do I audition???

July 31 2008 at 2:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
moreartplease

I think this could be good. Project Runway and Top Chef are two of only a handful of shows that have been able to dramatize the creative process, so seeing one that goes direct to the source, so to speak, could be terrific.

July 21 2008 at 11:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rocketboy_X

Not in the slightest... I can't stand art phonies, and the art world is full of them... (almost all)... art now-a-days is 10% art and 90% showmanship. And this just adds to it..

July 20 2008 at 9:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ashley Boyd

I think it sounds more interesting than Runway and its similar shows because I prefer art to fashion...

SJP is a weird choice but whatever.

July 20 2008 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dwacon_com

I figured she would do "Square Pegs: The Next Generation"

DWACON®

July 20 2008 at 4:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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