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Bravo’s Schedule Stays True to Reality Fans…

April 17, 2008 08:42 AM by Jennifer_Brown

Bravo-TV-LogoThey may have taken a hit by losing hit show Project Runway to Lifetime, but Bravo’s hardly cowering in a corner licking its wounds. On Tuesday, the cable network revealed its upcoming schedule, which includes 12 returning series and three new shows.

Project Runway will run one more season on Bravo (scheduled to air in July) before moving over to the Lifetime Network. Also on the schedule are:

Top Chef, season five: This cooking competition show has some of the best chefs in the country compete against one another in weekly cooking, and cooking-related, challenges. The chefs are judged by a panel of hard-hitters in the culinary world. The winner receives a myriad of cool prizes, including a fat stack of cash, usually $100,000.

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List: Following the struggles of self-proclaimed D-List celebrity comedienne, Kathy Griffin, the Emmy Award-winning show will be back for season four.

The Real Housewives of Orange County: After making a short hop to the other coast (The Real Housewives of New York City), Bravo’s bringing back the Orange County wives for season four.

Top Design, season two: It’s Project Runway for your living room. Top Design takes a dozen or so interior designers and has them compete against one another for cash prizes and a spot in the New York Designers Showcase.

Also on Bravo’s list are three new series:

The Rachael Zoe Project: a reality show following the career of celebrity stylist Rachael Zoe.

Date My Ex: a spin-off of The Real Housewives of Orange County, this show follows two of the Housewives characters as they dive back into dating.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey: another spin-off of Orange County, this time following the exploits of five New Jersey besties.

Word is there are more reality shows in the works for Bravo, as well, including one that features New York restaurant guru Donatella Arpaia, as well as a Tabitha Coffey (Shear Genius) makeover show. However, Bravo warns, don’t expect any scripted shows to be gracing the schedule anytime soon. Fans, they contend, are into the reality scene, and they plan to deliver.

As for an update on the Project Runway court battle? No such luck–Bravo had no comment.

Photo Courtesy: Bravo

Topics: Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List, Project Runway, Shear Genius, The Real Housewives Of New York City, The Real Housewives Of Orange County, Top Chef, Top Design |

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