Bravo Media laces up for its own “March Madness” with the premieres of five new and returning series.
Kicking off on Monday, March 3 at 10p.m. ET/PT, new series “Southern Charm” goes behind the walls of Charleston, South Carolina’s most aristocratic families to reveal a world of exclusivity, money and scandal that goes back generations. The fast-paced, drama-filled docu-series follows six Charleston singles, Craig Conover, Cameran Eubanks, Jenna King, Thomas Ravenel, Shepard “Shep” Rose, and Whitney Sudler-Smith, struggling with the constraints of this tight-knit, posh society. The cast, some descendants of Vice Presidents and four-term Senators, and others from “new money,” is comprised of Southern bachelors who suffer from “Peter Pan Syndrome” by refusing to settle down; and the women in their lives who challenge them to grow up. Viewers will see them launch political careers, build businesses, break hearts, and chase true love — all while struggling to preserve their family names. Because in Charleston, you’re only as good as your last garden party and one social screw-up can taint generations to come. Get to know the cast of “Southern Charm” with a half-hour preview special airing Monday, February 3 at 11:30p.m. ET/PT. For a sneak peek, go to: www.bravotv.com/southern-charm/season-1/videos/the-playground-for-men-who-never-want-to-grow-up.
Bravo unmasks the world of the booming, online dating culture from the male perspective on the new docu-series, “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male” on Sunday, March 9 at 10p.m. ET/PT, Each week, the show follows two men as they hunt for their ideal partner (or fling!). Viewers will get an inside look at the male psyche from the beginning stages of trolling and communicating online to landing a date with a potential match. The series features a variety of men from the typical “romantic” searching for his one true love to the guy whose goal is strictly getting lucky. From earnest romance to cringe-worthy moments, viewers will get a taste of the trials and tribulations that come along with dating in the digital age. The series will move to its regular time slot of Thursdays at 10p.m. ET/PT, beginning March 13 with the premiere of the second episode. For a sneak peek, go to: http://www.bravotv.com/online-dating-rituals-of-the-american-male/season-1/videos/you-never-know-what-youre-gonna-get.
The always entertaining “” returns for a seventh season on Wednesday, March 5 at 10p.m. ET/PT and follows Jeff Lewis, his loyal assistant, Jenni Pulos-Nassos and his faithful maid Zoila as they work in the booming interior design business for a slate of high-profile and sometimes over-the-top clients. After what felt like an eternity, Jeff and his partner Gage are finally settled into their newly Los Angeles home, Gramercy. Jeff Lewis Designs, now focusing more on interior design and remodeling than house flipping, is thriving with new business. With a growing paint line and a wide array of prominent clients, including “ ” actor George Eads and his wife, Monika, who are undertaking a major remodel of their Hollywood Hills home, Jeff’s time and resources are spread thin. Meanwhile, design assistant Andy is agitated over the hiring of a new assistant, Megan, who is getting more quality time with the boss. Jenni is now seven months pregnant, forcing Jeff to make plans for her impending maternity leave. For a sneak peek, go to: http://www.bravotv.com/flipping-out/season-7/videos/jeffs-strongest-year-ever.
Get cozy as a full season of “The People’s Couch” begins Monday, March 10 at 11:30p.m. ET/PT. “The People’s Couch” enters the living rooms of households and films real people including some Bravolebrities watching and commenting on popular shows and news from the past week. The half-hour, unscripted series delivers the buzziest water-cooler moments of the television season by showcasing avid TV watchers in their homes, as they laugh, cry, talk, gasp, and scream at their TVs. Each diverse group of viewers will bring their hilarious, unique commentary about TV’s hottest moments to the small screen. Based on the hit UK show “Gogglebox,” the series is part of an international phenomenon with new series being produced across the world in China, Ukraine and Denmark, with additional deals in France, Spain, Canada and Germany.
As previously announced, season six of Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” returns on Tuesday, March 11 at 9p.m. ET/PT. Back this season are Aviva Drescher, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Ramona Singer, and Heather Thomson, who are joined by model and businesswoman Kristen Taekman as they navigate their hectic lifestyles of jam-packed social calendars, careers, relationships, children and the hustle and bustle of city living. Also returning in a recurring role this season is Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. This season follows the ladies as they mix business with pleasure, party like rock stars, summer in the Hamptons and allow their emotions to get the best of them any chance they get. Old rivalries will be reignited and new ones born, all while emotional twists and turns, surprise romantic encounters, and passionate arguments keep everyone guessing where people’s true loyalties lie. There is no shortage of outlandish moments and guttural laughs as the ladies find themselves as fish out of water when they leave the safety of Manhattan for more rustic locales like a cabin in the Berkshires and a “glamping” trip to Montana. For a sneak peek, go to: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/season-6/videos/the-new-york-ladies-are-back-for-a-sixth-season.
“Southern Charm” is produced by Haymaker Productions with Aaron Rothman, Irad Eyal, Whitney Sudler-Smith, Brian Kestner, Jason Weinberg, Peter Franchella, Al Szymanski serving as Executive Producers.
“Online Dating Rituals of the American Male” is produced by Magical Elves for Bravo. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Jeff Gaspin and Mandy Salangsang serve as Executive Producers.
“” is produced by Authentic Entertainment for Bravo. Lauren Lexton, Tom Rogan and Andrew Hoegl serve as Executive Producers.
“The Real Housewives of New York City” is produced by Shed Media U.S with Pam Healy, Lisa Shannon and Megan Estrada serving as Executive Producers.
“The People’s Couch” is produced by Studio Lambert and All3Media America with Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, Tania Alexander and Aliyah Silverstein serving as Executive Producers.
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Source: tvbythenumbers.com, 1/14/13