Reviews of TLC’s Spouse House, where singles have to get married or are evicted, and Bravo’s A Night With My Ex, on which former partners reconnect.
A list of the 14 reality shows Bravo renewed today, plus the two it previous renewed. Also: new spin-offs for a RHONY star and two MDL:NY stars.
A second season of Below Deck: Mediterranean is on its way, thanks to the show becoming Bravo’s “fastest growing show over the past three years among” people 25 to 54. That means it needs new passengers who will become key temporary cast members, making outrageous demands and adding drama while the yacht sails around.
One month ago, Bravo announced three new shows that sounded just like Housewives shows, plus three others shows—including Tabatha Coffey’s return to the network—and renewed 11 series that are all Housewives-style. It was more of the same, which is understandable, since it works for… continue reading
Bravo’s upfront announcements today included the return of one of the network’s former stars, plus a whole lot of shows using The Real Housewives model.
Here’s the full list of renewed, returning, and new series.
Oh no, I thought. Bravo is ripping off Cutthroat Kitchen, really? That, I admit, was my first reaction to the announcement of Bravo’s Recipe for Deception, which debuts tonight at 10 p.m. I love cooking competitions, but I was not eager to see another dumbed-down show that screws with people instead of just letting them cook. And Bravo advertising the show with “from the producers of Cutthroat Kitchen” just seemed to confirm that this was exactly their goal: targeting Food Network viewers.
Recipe for Deception is not, however, dumbed-down. If anything, it’s the opposite.
Bravo’s Andy Cohen used his appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night to discuss politics, and ended up comparing the candidates to stars of The Real Housewives. This was, surprisingly, a pretty good way of explaining what’s happening. … continue reading
Most of Bravo’s programming has become versions of The Real Housewives, with rich people acting like assholes for our entertainment, and its series Below Deck is no exception. It’s The Real Housewives on a yacht, with the same requisite drama. But there… continue reading
Friends to Lovers? and Work Out cast member Greg Plitt, 37, was killed Saturday afternoon. He’s the second cast member from Work Out series to die. He was hit by a train in Burbank and was apparently filming with his own camera… continue reading
Andy Cohen was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning, the terrific newsmagazine show that rarely goes deep but is nearly always insightful, and Sunday it showed that the man who helped turn The Real Housewives franchise into an entire network’s focus and its… continue reading
“I was in the industry for a very brief time when I was really hard up, waiting tables,” David Bradberry said on the Bravo show.
Top Chef‘s increasing product placement has become the subject of satire in The Onion, while SNL parodied Bravo’s Real Housewives-style shows and their spin-offs. The best part of The Onion’s video, below, is the cleverly edited Top Chef footage, which… continue reading
Bravo, one of the cable networks responsible for establishing multiple sub-genres of reality television, is venturing into scripted programming, which must only be because they’ve run out of assholes to feature on their increasingly awful reality series. The network has… continue reading
Two new food competition series borrowed elements from Survivor and The Amazing Race, but have had wildly different results evolving the food competition format. Bravo’s Around the World in 80 Plates is shrill and annoying and fumbles nearly every opportunity… continue reading
Comedian Amy Phillips does flawless impressions of Bravo stars such as Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, and Tabatha Coffey, and earlier this month turned them into a video in which they wish head Bravo star Andy Cohen a happy birthday. (Andy… continue reading