Upfronts 2012: Bravo Slates Seven New Series in Development


Ahead of its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York next week, Bravo has announced seven new series on its development slate, including a fashion design series with Andre Leon Talley.

The new series in development are 10 Things That Make Me Happy, which features three celebrities per episode sharing their all-time favorite items; Alumni Project, about alums of some of the best high schools in the country 15 years after graduation; and Talley's Fashion Stories of NYC, which follows four up-and-coming design teams producing a collection under the guidance of the fashion icon.

From Embassy Row is Female Entrepreneur Project, a competition series from the co-founders of Fortune's Most Powerful Women in Business ranking that will "delve into the lives and minds of successful female entrepreneurs and watch some of the biggest names in corporate America help them shatter through the glass ceiling."

Also in in development is Property Envy, a studio-based talk show that looks inside unusual private homes with a panel choosing the best property each week; Sex and the Kitchen, a docuseries following a group of single women in the restaurant and food industry in Los Angeles; and MD:OC, billed as a real-life Royal Pains about doctors who cater to the rich through house calls.

"Bravo is focused on developing and launching breakthrough programming in diverse genres and formats and teaming up with big name talent who are experts in their field," said Eli Lehrer, vice president of development for Bravo, in a statement. "This development slate embraces the network's pop culture brand and allows us to explore some new and exciting worlds for our affluent and engaged audience."