This morning, Bravo hosted an Upfronts breakfast where Flipping Out's Jeff Lewis told critics just how well Bravo was doing (after taking a few admittedly hilarious cruel shots at a few network alums, including a particularly sharp jab at Real Housewives of New York City's Alex and Simon for how desperate they are) and introduced several executives including, of course, Andy Cohen, to announce about the network's new line-up. Most of the new series blended together, and the sizzle real eventually turned into this one Saturday Night Live sketch:
Our favorite obsessive-compulsive real estate investor/designer is back for a fourth season of Bravo's Flipping Out with more liquor, pet feces, fast food, and cursing out of his crew than before. Sounds like the best worst house party ever...
Just when you thought the world was safe from that infamous name, Jordan Catalano...
Whoa, is it awards season again already?
Bravo announced their lineup of new shows yesterday, including a New York based Million Dollar Listing spinoff, another show for Tabatha (in addition to her salon takeover series), a second show for Flipping Out's Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos, a show about Rachel Zoe's former assistant Brad Goreski , a fashion-based series for Project Runway alum Chris March and a dinner party-focused show for Rocco DiSpirito.
Sure. Try it without Helen Mirren. Can't see what could possibly be wrong with that.
Shortly after announcing eleven new series yesterday, Bravo held their upfronts in New York City, where Bravolebrities (the most demeaning word to write) walked the blue carpet to discuss their series and skirt around actually saying anything of substance. To spare you mindless quotes that give, at best, vague details about what's going to happen next season on the various Real Housewives franchises, here are the most entertaining quotes of the evening:
Like Bravo stars Patti Stanger and Jeff Lewis before her, Pregnant in Heels' Rosie Pope caters to a niche clientele of wealthy, high-strung, obnoxious people. The kind who want to pay her for her help, but will actually fight her help tooth and nail once they get it (Patti in particular is familiar with this kind of client behavior). On this particular show, these clients are also pregnant, so the stakes and hormone levels are slightly higher than a millionaire finding a trophy wife or a real estate developer renovating a kitchen, which is nice. It's also nice that Rosie is a lot calmer (at least so far) than her predecessors, though I worry that might get boring as the season goes on.
Premiere week's been so crazy I haven't even had time to discuss my favorite development of the week -- the official confirmation of Top Chef's all-star season cast. Overall, the cast is awesome, and I am beyond excited to see how it plays out in December. But, we should still bemoan who is missing, right? It would practically be against the law for us to just shut our traps and be thankful for Carla and Fabio and Marcel to be back on our televisions again.
Ryan Murphy is clearing moving his eggs to a different basket.