Though Bravo has made a name for itself in the nonfiction TV game, NBC's sibling netlet is delving into a new genre: scripted series.
The network announced plans Tuesday for two new scripted shows during its upfront presentations:
Blueprint follows the lives of two best friends — one straight and one gay — who co-own a New York design firm. The dramedy comes from Laurence Andries (Six Feet Under, Alias) and executive producers Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy for Alloy Entertainment (Gossip Girl).
30 Under 30 centers on young, influential professionals (a sexy young chef, a gossip blogger, avant-garde artist) whose glamorous — and sometimes scandalous —lives intersect in New York City. Jonathan Prince (The Cleaner, Cane, American Dreams) and Alana Sanko (Murphy Brown) are behind the new show.
Other new reality/competition programming:
·American Artist: A creative competition series among contemporary artists (from Sarah Jessica Parker)
·Design Sixx (working title): A husband-and-wife design team renovate abandoned buildings in NYC — with their six (soon-to-be-seven) kids in tow.
·Launch My Line (formerly known as Celebrity Sew-Off): Reality competition series with 10 established designers paired with pop culture notables
·Laura Bennett (working title): The former Project Runway finalist stars in her own series about her life as a designer and mother of six.
·NYC Prep: Six upper-crust teens live the good life in Manhattan (think real-life Gossip Girl) — premieres June 23 at 10 pm/ET
·Fashion Show: Isaac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland host a reality competition series of 15 professional designers competing to have their work sold in the retail market (where viewers decide the winner)
·Real Housewives of New Jersey: Words fail us. Watch the preview to get a real taste of Jersey — premieres May 12, 11 pm/ET
Bravo also announced the returns of Top Chef, Flipping Out, Real Housewives of Orange County and Atlanta, Million Dollar Listing and The Rachel Zoe Project.
Which series are you looking forward to?