Bravo Crafts Its Upfront Program Lineup At Craft


Since officials wouldn’t talk about the Project Runway defection to Lifetime, the big news at Bravo’s upfront presentation Tuesday was about its new show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Bravo held an upfront breakfast for the press, chronicled in this online photo gallery, at luscious Craft in Manhattan, the eatery owned by Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio.

In fact, Colicchio was in attendance as his kitchen served up fresh apple-cider donuts, frittata, waffles, muffins, bagels and Serrano ham and eggs on buttermilk biscuits.

Looking to downplay the loss of the hit Project Runway, Lauren Zalaznick, president of Bravo Media, and Frances Berwick, Bravo’s executive vice president and general manager, both stressed that the network has a variety of shows that perform well in the ratings.

All in all, Bravo has three new series coming for the next season and has renewed 12 shows. Project Runway will be back for its fifth, and final, season on Bravo in July.

For the sixth season in November, the show switches over to Lifetime.