Bravo Renews Top Chef, Bethenny and Five More
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Bravo handed out renewals to seven original series Thursday, including Top Chef and The Rachel Zoe Project, The Millionaire Matchmaker.
Bravo Media President Frances Berwick also announced new seasons of Flipping Out, Work of Art: The Next Great Artist and Bethenny Ever After (a continuation of Bethenny Getting Married?) at the Television Critics Association's winter previews. Top Chef Masters has also been renewed for a third season, and the show will replace former host Kelly Choi with celebrity chef Curtis Stone.
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"[Curtis] really feels he has the charm to really carry a Bravo show," Berwick told TVGuide.com. "We wanted to change the show up a bit. This is going into season 3 so it felt like the right time to try something different. We love Kelly. Watch this space for what else we might do with her."
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Berwick also unveiled return dates for several key series. Season 4 of The Real Housewives of New York City will premiere on Tuesday, Feb. 15, followed by the return of Bethenny Ever After on Monday, Feb. 28. The Real Housewives of Orange County will launch its sixth season on Sunday, March 6.
The network's late-night offering, Watch What Happens Live, will move from Thursdays to Tuesdays later this year.
Bravo will also launch two new series this April. Million Dollar Decorators will examine the professional and personal lives of some of Los Angeles' biggest high-end interior decorators. Pregnant in Heels focuses on Rosie Pope, a maternity concierge who helps demanding Big Apple clients do everything from plan baby showers to organizing photo shoots for her mothers-to-be.