Bravo orders pilot of series following former Real Housewives’ Jo De La Rosa

The Real Housewives of Orange County returned to Bravo earlier this month but without cast member Jo De La Rosa. But now, Bravo has officially ordered a pilot for a spin-off starring Jo, which was rumored back in October.

Bravo calls the new series a “dating show,” and says it “will follow De La Rosa as she looks for love in Los Angeles, where she has moved to pursue a singing career.” Reports earlier this fall suggested it would also follow Slade, but Bravo doesn’t mention him in its announcement.

“Production [on the pilot] will begin immediately and the pilot will be shot in Los Angeles in December 2007,” and it will be produced by Evolution Film & Tape Inc., Bravo said.

Bravo Gives Housewives’ Jo De La Rosa a Second Chance … at Love [Bravo press release]

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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