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Bravo to Develop Six New Series

Three of the Six are Themed to Real Estate

Bravo Media is adding six new non-scripted series to its development slate, including three proposed projects — Center Staged,” “Million Dollar Home Hacks” and “Fippin’ Exes” — that build on its real estate brand with current entries like “Million Dollar Listing New York” and “Flipping Out.”
“Bravo’s incredible equity in the high-end real estate space allows us to explore the biggest characters and most aspirational lifestyles, which are both key differentiators in this crowded landscape,” said Rachel Smith, Senior Vice President, Development, Bravo. “In addition, with a large stable of original series that continue to grow in the key demos, we’re able to take big swings in new spaces across many genres, and we’re excited to get these projects off the ground.”

The other non-scripted series in development at Bravo are “The High School Project,” which follows the true stories of New York City’s most elite students who grew up fast and partied hard in the 90′; “Welcome to America,” which is described as a groundbreaking social experiment with key members of a town voluntarily leaving for one month in exchange for a more diverse group ; and “Empty Nesters,” which follows a group of friends who are planning to send their children to idyllic summer sleep away camps.

What follows is a description of the series in development (which are all working titles)”

“Center Staged”
Produced by Kingdom Reign Entertainment with Carlos King serving as Executive Producer and ITV American with David George and Jordana Hochman as Executive Producer.

Good design staging can make a huge difference in the ultimate sale price of a home. Before a multi-million dollar house goes on the market, stagers are hired to furnish the space so that it appeals to the most demanding and specific of buyers. Enter married couple Adair Curtis and Jason Bolden, who are the go-to stagers for these epic estates in California. With the rich and famous clients, this power couple manages it all and spins gold with the help of their quirky staff.

“Million Dollar Home Hacks”
Produced by Shed Media and Wall to Wall Media with Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon and Jeremy Dear as Executive Producers

In “Million Dollar Home Hacks,” two couples, along with the help of interior designers, compete to transform a room in their home into a “million dollar” interior. Inspired by a luxury property somewhere in America, they’ll use secret industry tricks to achieve the same look without the heavy price tag.

“Flippin’ Exes”
Produced by Rock Shrimp Productions with Kim Martin and Bobby Flay as Executive Producers

“Flippin’ Exes” follows ex-couple and current business partners, Nina Klemm & Michael LeSure, and their team as they buy, rehab, and sell homes in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“The High School Project”
From Wilshire Studios and Executive Producer Billy Taylor

“The High School Project” is a ground breaking re-creation series that follows the true stories of New York City’s most elite students who grew up fast and partied hard in the 90’s. From lavish lifestyles, to drinking and arrests, to insane vacations and fake IDs, the series retells the tales that changed their lives forever.

“Welcome to America”
Produced by Our House Media with Simon Lloyd and Joe Houilhan as Executive Producers.

This groundbreaking social experiment takes a small American town, with demographics that haven’t changed in centuries, and shakes up the population to reflect different parts of the country. Key members of the town will voluntarily leave for one month, and moving in will be a diverse group who will step into the vacated lives of the locals. Who will move into their homes, take on their responsibilities and become new neighbors to those who stayed behind? What new friendships will be made and what old prejudices will be challenged?

“Empty Nesters”

Produced by Left Hook Media, with Scott Teti & Matt Odgers serving as Executive Producers, in partnership with Truly Original, with Glenda Hersh & Steven Weinstock serving as Executive Producers.

When the kids are away, the parents will play! This series follows a group of friends who are planning to send their children to idyllic summer sleep away camps. And while their offspring tastes freedom for the first time, the parents will get their endless summer back. Gone are bedtimes, soccer practice and dance class – these parents are all about late nights and wild adventures without having to worry about carpooling in the morning.

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Written by Marc Berman

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Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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