Bravo upfront: New fashion and food competitions, a 'Gossip Girl'-esque reality series, and more...

At its annual upfront presentation to the media, Bravo announced its plans to take over even more of your precious, formerly productive hours with fashion and food competitions, Friends- and Gossip Girl-esque reality shows, and its own take on the oh-so-hot family-with-tons-of-kids genre. Hitting the airwaves in the coming months are:

The Fashion Show: Isaac Mizrahi and Destiny’s Child’s Kelly Rowland host as 15 designers compete in a weekly runway show (premiering May 7) judged by a studio audience. Each week’s winning garment goes on sale to viewers online, and a popular vote picks the final victor, American Idol-style.

Top Chef Masters: Instead of pitting regular old professional chefs against each other, this spin-off puts world-renowned chefs — the kind who’d normally be judges on Top Chef — through the same absurd challenges (i.e. cooking a three-course meal in a dorm room).

Launch My Line: Previously announced as Celebrity Sew-Off, this other fashion competition will pair established designers with "pop culture notables" — stylists, music producers, choreographers, and whatnot — who’ve always wanted to have their own fashion line. The winner will, yes, get his or her own line.

American Artist: Basically, Top Chef/Project Runway for artists, produced by Sarah Jessica Parker, aiming to "do for art what we’ve done for food, which is make it accessible," says programming exec Andy Cohen.

NYC Prep: Six real teens live it up, Gossip Girl style. We’re sold.

Miami Social: Bravo execs describe it as a reality Friends — seven young professionals, including an amicably divorced couple, meet in a Miami bar and dish about their lives.

Chef Academy: Award-winning French chef
Jean-Christophe Novelli moves to L.A. to open a cooking school and train
aspirants in the ways of merengues and souffles.

Design Sixx: Design team Cortney and Bob Novogratz
renovate abandoned Manhattan buildings — all while living in them.
With their six kids. With a seventh on the way.

Double Exposure: Former couple Markus Klinko and
Indrani — who work together as "one of the hottest photography teams
in music and fashion" — bicker through high-end shoots.

Kell on Earth: Our favorite part of The Hills
fashion PR maven/Lauren’s onetime boss Kelly Cutrone — lives her
glamorous life on camera while being a single mom. And, um, living with
her "platonic friend," a 20-something male Brazilian model.

Also returning for more: Real Housewives of Atlanta and Orange County, The Rachel Zoe Project, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, Shear Genius (now hosted by Camila Alves, with Jonathan Antin as a judge), Flipping Out, Million Dollar Listing, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, and Top Chef.

Bravo also gave a peek at its development slate today and revealed that it’s working on two new scripted
series — a bold move for the network, which is mostly focused on reality fare. Blueprint comes from Alloy Entertainment (Gossip Girl, Privileged) and Laurence Andries (Six Feet Under)
and features two best friends — one gay, one straight — who run an
architecture and design firm in New York. The other series, 30 Under 30, is production from American Dreams‘ Jonathan Prince and Murphy Brown‘s Alana Sanko. It follows a group of young characters after an influential magazine grants them up-and-comer status with that titular moniker.

Finally, the network announced it is developing a new, live series, Watch What Happens, based on the online program focused on its reality show personalities; reality series Eric B., based around celebrity event planner Eric Buterbaugh and produced by Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher; The Secret Lives of Supermodels, starring Mariel Hemingway and Maggie Rizer; Jackie’s Gym Takeover, with Work Out star Jackie Warner making over America’s gyms; and a show following former Project Runway contestant Laura Bennett.

Also returning for more: Real Housewives of Atlanta and Orange County, The Rachel Zoe Project, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, Shear Genius (now hosted by Camila Alves, with Jonathan Antin as a judge), Flipping Out, Million Dollar Listing, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, and Top Chef. — Tim Stack contributed to this report.

Chef Academy: Award-winning French chefJean-Christophe Novelli moves to L.A. to open a cooking school and trainaspirants in the ways of merengues and souffles.

Design Sixx: Design team Cortney and Bob Novogratzrenovate abandoned Manhattan buildings — all while living in them.With their six kids. With a seventh on the way.

Double Exposure: Former couple Markus Klinko andIndrani — who work together as "one of the hottest photography teamsin music and fashion" — bicker through high-end shoots.

Kell on Earth: Our favorite part of The Hills –fashion PR maven/Lauren’s onetime boss Kelly Cutrone — lives herglamorous life on camera while being a single mom. And, um, living withher "platonic friend," a 20-something male Brazilian model.

Also returning for more: Real Housewives of Atlanta and Orange County, The Rachel Zoe Project, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, Shear Genius (now hosted by Camila Alves, with Jonathan Antin as a judge), Flipping Out, Million Dollar Listing, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, and Top Chef.

Bravo also gave a peek at its development slate today and revealed that it’s working on two new scriptedseries — a bold move for the network, which is mostly focused on reality fare. Blueprint comes from Alloy Entertainment (Gossip Girl, Privileged) and Laurence Andries (Six Feet Under)and features two best friends — one gay, one straight — who run anarchitecture and design firm in New York. The other series, 30 Under 30, is production from American Dreams‘ Jonathan Prince and Murphy Brown‘s Alana Sanko. It follows a group of young characters after an influential magazine grants them up-and-comer status with that titular moniker.

Finally, the network announced it is developing a new, live series, Watch What Happens, based on the online program focused on its reality show personalities; reality series Eric B., based around celebrity event planner Eric Buterbaugh and produced by Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher; The Secret Lives of Supermodels, starring Mariel Hemingway and Maggie Rizer; Jackie’s Gym Takeover, with Work Out star Jackie Warner making over America’s gyms; and a show following former Project Runway contestant Laura Bennett.

Also returning for more: Real Housewives of Atlanta and Orange County, The Rachel Zoe Project, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, Shear Genius (now hosted by Camila Alves, with Jonathan Antin as a judge), Flipping Out, Million Dollar Listing, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, and Top Chef. — Tim Stack contributed to this report.

Comments (6 total) Add your comment
  • Noel Kettlecooked

    Most excited for The Fashion Show. However, is anyone watching make me a supermodel? So good this season.

  • Geoff

    What about “Work Out?”

  • peaches

    Aint nobody do brain rotting reality like Bravo! I can picture myself getting sucked in to marathons of all of those shows!

  • jessica
  • dma69

    So…..where does that leave Inside The Actor’s Studio?

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