Bravo Renews O.C. Housewives, Top Chef Masters; Orders Three New Series
Vicki Gunvalson, Curtis Stone
The Real Housewives of Orange County, Top Chef Masters and Million Dollar Listing LA are coming back, Bravo announced Tuesday.
That means a Season 7 for the original Real Housewives series, a fourth season of Top Chef Masters and fifth year for Million Dollar Listing LA, which produced a New York spin-off earlier this year.
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The network also announced three new series and one special. Around the World in 80 Plates, from Top Chef executive producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, will follow up-and-coming chefs as they travel to various cities around the world to compete in culinary challenges. Contestants will have to learn the local cuisine, culture and customs so that they can best reinvent the menu at world-renowned restaurants. Around the World is the fifth food show on Bravo, following Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Top Chef: Just Desserts and Rocco's Dinner Party.
Paint the Town turns the lens on six young women living in New York. They must juggle their demanding careers, mainly in the art gallery world, with their busy social schedules in hopes of creating glamorous lives for themselves. The series also counts Cutforth and Lipsitz as executive producers.
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Six is also the magic number for Newlyweds: The First Year. The reality series will follow a half-dozen couples from their wedding day to their one-year anniversary and the many blips in between. The series is produced by Will Macdonald and David Granger.
The ever-popular Garden State, also home to The Real Housewives of New Jersey, will serve as the backdrop for the upcoming special Thicker Than Water: The Marinos. Premiering on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 11/10c, the special centers on a tight-knit, multigenerational family who can't seem to stay out of each other's business.
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Additionally, Bravo renewed its relationship with Millionaire Matchmaker's Patti Stanger, signing the Bravolebrity to a two-year development deal. She will help find and mold new talent, and could potentially star in and executive produce another show for the network. The fifth season of Matchmaker premieres Monday, Aug. 15.
"Bravo's continued success is driven by our commitment to create original series that share an unfiltered and unique look inside our 'passion groups' of food, fashion, beauty, design and pop culture, all while uncovering memorable characters in the process," said Shari Levine, Bravo's senior vice president of production. "We are confident these new series will reinforce Bravo's pop culture brand and resonate with our engaged and upscale audience."
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