Bravo promotes Frances Berwick to president, acknowledging her incredible track record

Frances Berwick has been promoted to president of Bravo Media, up from executive vice president and general manager. She has been with Bravo since 1996, and has developed and produced everything from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to Top Chef and Project Runway, plus more recent shows such as My Life on the D-List and Flipping Out.

Bravo’s press release notes that she’s “[o]ne of Bravo’s longest tenured employees,” and “introduced high-profile original series including Michael Moore’s ‘The Awful Truth,’ the Emmy Award winning ‘Cirque du Soleil: Fire Within,’ ‘Bravo Profiles,’ and ‘The It Factor.'” More recently, “as General Manager, Berwick presided over a 33 percent increase in original programming” and “a 30 percent increase in total revenue to the network since 2008.”

In other words, she’s ridiculously talented and responsible for a number of the best reality series of the past decade. Bravo, Frances.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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