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]

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Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

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