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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

Best of 2013 (Behind the Scenes): 'Watch What Happens Live' producer explains how show comes up with silly games

When stars are on the promo circuit, interviews can get a little routine. But that’s never a problem for Watch What Happens Live.

If you enjoy your celebrities best boozy and goofy, you likely already have the Bravo late night program, hosted by Andy Cohen, recording on your DVR. Between seeing stars forced to “Plead The Fifth,” and seeing them dish on famous co-stars, the clubhouse was the place to be. Watch What Happens Live isn’t new this year, but A-list appearances in 2013 by Lady Gaga, Oprah, Cher and many others reminded us why it’s one of our favorites. 

Ask a fan why they choose WWHL and it’s often for the silly games they get everyone — whether it’s a Real Housewife or Meryl Streep – to play. For the end of the year, EW wanted to know how exactly those games come together and what goes on behind the scenes of television’s best on-screen party.

As told by: Watch What Happens Live co-EP John Jude
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'Shahs of Sunset' star Asa talks Diamond Water launch, Persian pride, and more from 'life-changing' season

Fans of Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset know that the drama has been kicked up a couple of notches during the current third season. With two new episodes alone this week, the show that follows a group of Persian-Americans living in Los Angeles tackled both serious and lighthearted cultural issues from homophobia to binge-eating Cheetos. EW talked with cast member and spiritual gangster Asa Soltan Rahmati about the crazy and transformative third season.

“I absolutely love Season 3. It’s pretty much absolutely hectic,” Asa told EW. “There’s a lot of things that are going to be unfolding that’s really, really exciting. This season is so real and it gets more real and raw as we go on. And for me personally, a couple of extremely life-changing things happen for me.”

Three life-changing things to be exact. READ FULL STORY

Andy Cohen steps down as Bravo exec, steps up with development deal

Mazel, Andy Cohen!

Bravo announced today that one of cable’s biggest machers has inked a new deal with the network, including a first-look, multi-year development agreement and at least two more years of his boozy talk show Watch What Happens Live. And though Cohen will officially be stepping down from his position as Bravo’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming & Development, he’ll continue to executive produce the channel’s tentpole Real Housewives franchise — and to host various reunions and specials. Current Bravo VP of Development Lara Spotts will assume Cohen’s executive duties upon his departure. READ FULL STORY

Meet the newest 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': A frank chat with Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud

What did we learn about the two new cast members in last night’s season four premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Not a lot. Joyce Giraud has the hair of the gods and Carlton Gebbia seems like she might cut a B…everly Hills lady for giving her any side eye about naming one of her children Mystery.

Luckily, EW talked to the two newbs individually to see if those first impressions rang true. While they both got around to some of the same themes eventually, they’re, uh, highly different. Gebbia is laid back and reserved with personal information, making me wonder if she thought this was going to be more of a Top Chef/Shark Tank-type reality show and less of a “I’ll throw this martini in your face and then take you to a boutique and ask about your kids”-type show. Whereas Giraud was cut from the sparkliest of Real Housewives rhinestone cloth: former pageant queen, current actor, self-described independent woman.

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'Vanderpump Rules': The girls are at war -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Oh, that Scheana just can’t get her timing right, can she?

There she was hoping for an apology and she managed to walk in on the ladies of the Sur popular table just as they were talking smack about her…on her birthday…at her birthday party. Watch as Kristen, Katie and Stassi air out their dirty laundry and pull out the big guns, calling out friendships, singing careers and dental work in this exclusive clip from the season premiere of Vanderpump Rules. Yes, dental work. READ FULL STORY

'Top Chef': Lea Michele pays a visit to the Big Easy

It’s Halloween in New Orleans, and what better way to celebrate than with Glee star (and admitted Top Chef superfan) Lea Michele? The funny girl joins the chefs in her kitty costume best on tonight’s episode for a masquerade ball. Check out an exclusive clip below and find out tonight which chefs impressed and who will pack their knives.
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'Arrested Development' cast coming to 'Inside the Actors Studio' -- VIDEO

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The Arrested Development cast is about to get locked up with Warden Stefan Gentles: Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, and creator Mitch Hurwitz will sit down with James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio, premiering Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

The Actors Studio host memorably appeared on the show as Warden Gentles, and Hurwitz reveals in the episode that he always had him in mind. “As I was in the pilot phase, I was already thinking about interesting casting, and it was Liza Minnelli and you,” he said to Lipton, also referencing Minnelli’s role as Lucille 2.

Lipton, for his part, is getting ready for the big premiere with his very own AD-worthy chicken dance:
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'Queer Eye' 10 years later: The Fab Five's 'Make-better' legacy

When Queer Eye for the Straight Guy premiered in 2003, it was an instant hit. With the premise of five openly gay style experts hijacking a schlubby straight dude to give his lifestyle a reboot, the show was as entertaining as it was helpful. What wasn’t there to like about Ted, Carson, Thom, Kyan, and Jai? They were funny, they had chemistry, and they gave straight women everywhere the hope that their cavemen could be transformed using a few “hip tips.”

But Queer Eye was more than just a fun show — it was also ground-breaking. So, when the Fab Five sit down with Bravo’s Andy Cohen for the show’s 10-year reunion tonight, in addition to celebrating the fabulousness of Queer Eye, it’s also a chance to examine how this little makeover show ended up making over the mainstream media’s representation of gay men.

For the Fab Five, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (the titled was shortened to Queer Eye after season 3), was just another gig, not a vehicle for social change. “That was sort of the least, the last thing on my mind,” said grooming guru Kyan Douglas. “I think I was nervous about being on TV because I had never done that before. I think I was nervous about how this show would be received because we had five openly gay cast members that were not playing characters — that were being themselves. We were just real-life dudes that were on TV.”

“I don’t think any of us involved in the show realized the impact it would have when we were doing it,” said fashion savant Carson Kressley. “All I wanted to do was get rid of mullets and pleated khakis.” He added, “We never had a political agenda.”

EW interviewed a number of media experts and LBGT educators to find out whether they think the Bravo series had a social impact beyond the sartorial advice and fun catchphrases.  READ FULL STORY

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