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Bravo's 'Extreme Guide to Parenting': Why do we love to judge bad parents?

There are two things that reality TV fans love more than anything else. One is judging people who behave badly. (Think: Real Housewives.) The other is anything “extreme.” (Think: Extreme Makeover.) So it was only a matter of time before Bravo used the word “extreme” to target what might be the most judgmental audience alive: people with kids.

Get ready: The Extreme Guide to Parenting premieres on Bravo tonight. READ FULL STORY

Bernadette Peters books guest star role on Bravo's 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce'

Broadway icon Bernadette Peters will guest star in the first season of Bravo’s upcoming original scripted series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, premiering Tuesday December 2. Peters will play Annie—the mother of divorced entertainment lawyer Lyla (Garofalo)—who comes to town to help her kids.

Girlfriends’ Guide follows self-help author Abby (Lisa Edelstein) as she goes through a very messy public divorce with her seemingly perfect husband Jake (Paul Adelstein). To bounce back, Abby turns to her divorced friends Lyla and former model turned entrepreneur Phoebe (Beau Garrett) for advice, as well as Delia (Necar Zadegan), Abby’s divorce lawyer—who happens to be a rival attorney at Lyla’s firm. READ FULL STORY

'Hotwives of Orlando': How do you parody what's already ridiculous?

Look, I don’t want any drama—I don’t want any drama—but I’m also not totally on board with The Hotwives of Orlando, a new Bravo-spoofing comedy that debuted on Hulu at midnight Tuesday. (Hulu Plus subscribers can watch all seven 22-minute episodes right now; Hulu Plus-less plebes can only see the first two today, while the rest will be released on a week-to-week basis.)

The basic gist: A large ensemble of ladies you already love (or should love), including Casey Wilson, Kristen Schaal, and The Office‘s Angela Kinsey, don an assortment of skintight dresses and tacky wigs to play the titular Hotwives, archetypes familiar to anyone who’s caught an episode (or 500) of Bravo’s indomitable Real Housewives franchise. Wilson is Tawny St. John (chyron: “Trophy Wife”), a Gretchen Rossi-esque bimbo who’s both having a hot affair with her trainer (played by… Joey McIntyre?!) and caring for her deathly ill husband (played by the delightful Stephen Tobolowsky; the joke is he isn’t actually dying). Schaal is Amanda Simmons, a Kim Richards-ian former child star (read: she appeared in prune juice commercials) whose drug addiction and alcoholism is played for uncomfortable laughs. Kinsey is Amanda’s sister Crystal, a devout Christian modeled on Orange County’s Alexis Bellino. READ FULL STORY

Exclusive: Watch the trailer for Bravo's first scripted series, 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce'

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Bravo is adding a new group of Girlfriends to its ever-growing collection of Housewives.

The network will make its first foray into scripted television with the launch of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, a new original dramedy from showrunner Marti Noxon based on the book series by Vicki Iovine.

“When we saw Girlfriends’ Guide, we said this is the thing we’ve been waiting for,” explains development exec Lara Spotts, adding that Bravo has been slowly and deliberately trying to get into the scripted game for about four years. “Marti Noxon is such a fantastic writer, and her script was so funny and so real. She writes from such a place of truth that it felt like something very much in the zeitgeist. It’s hilarious, it’s set in a very Bravo-feeling world…it really checked so many of the boxes that we were looking for.” READ FULL STORY

Meet 'Project Runway' Season 13's designers

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Modern Family’s Julie Bowen and Olympian Lindsey Vonn are among the guest judges who will decide who’s in and who’s out when Project Runway returns for a 13th season.

Previous contestants Ken Laurence (Season 12), Alexander Pope (Season 12), and Amanda Valentine (Season 11) will post their portfolios on Instagram to have the chance to compete against this season’s designers, who are: READ FULL STORY

'Top Chef' heading to Boston for season 12

Cheftestants, brush up on your chowder recipes — season 12 of Top Chef is shipping up to Boston.

Bravo announced today that the reality series will makes its New England debut next season, with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and judge Gail Simmons returning to oversee the culinary competition.

“Boston has always been at the top of our wish list as a location for Top Chef, not only because of its rich historical significance, but also because of its robust and ever-growing culinary scene,” said Shari Levine, SVP of Current Production for Bravo in a statement. “Top Chef will showcase the many facets of the city which in turn will bring its fresh, unique flavor to season 12.” READ FULL STORY

Bravo developing Jessica Biel-produced couples therapy show, more

Bravo to creativity!

After announcing a slate of new shows earlier this month, as well as a new scripted mystery drama produced by Jennifer Garner in development, the cable network announced five more unscripted original programs in development including a choose-your-own-adventure reality series and a new take on couples therapy, produced by Jessica Biel.

“Bravo is constantly developing projects to find the next big hit that resonates with our pop culture enthusiasts,” said Lara Spotts, Senior Vice President of Development for Bravo Media.  “From the resurgence of the fitness class craze to the raging debate around the word #bossy to an explosion of wealth in a totally unexpected location, our new development slate taps into the latest trends in today’s zeitgeist.”

Bravo has already tapped into the fitness world with Jackie Warner’s Work Out and the recent Toned Up, so that’s nothing incredibly new. But after exploring the many cities of Housewives, it is apparently North Dakota’s turn in the spotlight. I didn’t think this day would come either. Check out more info about the five series in development below:

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Jennifer Garner-produced mystery dramedy in development at Bravo

Bravo is continuing its push into scripted programming, announcing Wednesday it is in development on All the Pretty Faces, from executive producer Jennifer Garner’s Vandalia Films in association with Warner Horizon Television.

The mystery dramedy series, written and executive produced by J. Mills Goodloe, is set in the beach town of Half Moon Bay, Calif., and focuses on two immortal families in a decades-long feud who come together after one of them dies to search for the secret to their eternal life. READ FULL STORY

Bravo adds 15 new series, including two scripted shows

Bravo had a good year in 2013 — so good that the network is adding an ambitious 15 new original shows to its programming.

Famous for hits like the Real Housewives series, Bravo earned the No. 1 spot in 2013 for the most engaged, educated, and affluent viewers for the 18-49 age group in prime time, and it’s now averaging 1.1 million total viewers. READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives of New York': The ladies get personal in Aviva's bedroom -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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When Ramona Singer admits something is weird, you know it must be really crazy.

In this exclusive clip of Tuesday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of New York City, everyone seems to get pretty comfortable in Aviva’s bedroom, including both her current and ex-husband, who happens to be there with another housewife Sonja. Well, we all know that everyone has pretty much slept with Harry already, but apparently it may have been in the same bed as well! Watch below: READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' cast headed to 'Inside the Actors Studio' -- VIDEO

Here’s one interview that’s sure to be legendary.

The cast of How I Met Your Mother — Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, and Cobie Smulders — will appear on Inside the Actors Studio later this month. The group interview, hosted by James Lipton,  is part of the lead-up to the finale of the long-running sitcom, which makes its exit Mar. 31.

Bravo has released a few excerpts from the taping, including Radnor explaining what he likes best about the comedy: “I’ve always loved [that] it’s not a cynical show,” he explained. “It’s a show that lets people love each other, and express that love. The whole point of the show is about love and the search for love…and it’s also about family…a kind of modern family.”

No word on whether the cast shares any insight about any of the recent ending rumors that have flooded the Internet.

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'Top Chef Estrellas': Why is the Spanish-language spinoff so different?

Bravo’s Top Chef may have just wrapped up its eleventh season, but the popular reality cooking competition is about to get a Latino-themed makeover when Top Chef Estrellas premieres on Telemundo Feb. 16. And there’s more to the show than the lilt of Spanish to distinguish it from its English-language counterpart. The trailer for this incarnation of Top Chef promises “spicy new ingredients,” like a a blonde who seductively tears off her chef coat, a hunky guy who appears shirtless, and a handful of fully-made up Spanish TV stars who prance around in the kitchen in high heels.

If all this sounds more like what you’d see on a telenovela than an episode of Top Chef, that’s not by accident. In fact, several surprising — and potentially polarizing — changes have been made to the show’s format so as to appeal to Latin audiences.

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Bravo sets docu-series 'Online Dating Rituals of the American Male' -- EXCLUSIVE

Bravo is holding up the magnifying glass to OKCupid, Tinder, and the rest of the usual suspects in the wild modern world of digital romance.

This March the network will launch Online Dating Rituals of the American Male, a new docu-series which will explore the world of cyber courtships from the male perspective. The program aims to pull back the curtain on the culture of online dating by following Internet romances from the earliest stages of browsing and communicating to the anxiety-inducing dates with potential matches (who may or may not actually look like their profile photos). Each week, the show follows two men from across the spectrum as they explore the various stages and scenarios involved with finding true romance (or just a fling) online.

The docu-series will premiere on Bravo on Sunday, March 9 at 10 PM before it moves to its regular time slot on Thursdays at 10 PM with the premiere of the second episode on March 13.

Below, watch an exclusive trailer for the show, which should hit home for any online dating dabbler who’s ever been on the receiving end of a painfully bland “Hey, how’s it going?”: READ FULL STORY

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