Bravo expands “Southern Charm” into Savannah, confirms 6 series to schedule
Bravo Media has finalized most of the network’s upcoming schedule, adding three new and three returning series to its diverse roster of shows and offerings.
The new greenlights include “First Family of Hip Hop” and “Relative Success with Tabatha,” as well as a franchise expansion with “Southern Charm Savannah.”
Additionally, the network confirmed new season orders for fan-favorites “Southern Charm” season four as well as “Shahs of Sunset” season six and “Million Dollar Listing New York” season six. More recently, season three of “Southern Charm” averaged 1.7 million total viewers, that’s a growth of 18% versus the prior season. With the bump in the ratings, the show’s latest season was the most-watched ever.
Year to date Bravo has 13 original series up season over season in total viewers including: “Below Deck” (+27%), “Shahs of Sunset” (+22%), “Flipping Out” (+22%), “The Real Housewives of New York City” (+20%), “Southern Charm” (+18%), “Vanderpump Rules” (+13%), “Don’t Be Tardy” (+12%), “Million Dollar Listing New York” (+10%), “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (+9%), “Top Chef” (+8%), “Newlyweds: The First Year” (+7%), “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (+5%), and the critically acclaimed scripted comedy series “Odd Mom Out” (+3%).
Here’s a quick look at the new shows coming to Bravo (as described by the network).
“First Family of Hip Hop”
Produced by Left/Right and Mad Fusion. Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman and Anneka Jones serve as Executive Producers for Left/Right; Danielle Medina is Executive Producer for Mad Fusion. Ashley M. Buie serves as Executive Producer and Glenda N. Cox is a Co-Executive Producer.
Sylvia Robinson changed the world when she introduced hip-hop to the mainstream with the Sugar Hill Record’s hit “Rapper’s Delight.” Thirty years later, her son and grandchildren are looking to make their own mark on the music industry as they fight to put Sugar Hill Records back on top. They may have hip-hop in their blood, but can the Robinsons put their personal issues aside to rebuild their empire or will the battle over the family birthright break their bonds once and for all?
“Relative Success with Tabatha”
Produced by Lime Productions for All3 Media, with Gregory J. Lipstone, Kate Little, Clare Poyser, Spike VanBriesen, Andrew Perry and Paul Osborne serving as Executive Producers and Corey Bobker serving as Co-Executive Producer.
In this brand new series, Tabatha Coffey brings her no-nonsense style and expertise to the complicated world of family businesses and, as Tabatha knows from her own personal experience, when you have to work with your relatives ALL business is personal. In each episode Tabatha is called in to help the family navigate the troubles in the business but soon finds herself knee deep in the complex personal issues facing the family itself. Along the way she’ll uncover deep resentments, past feuds and creative differences.
“Southern Charm Savannah”
Produced by Haymaker Productions with Aaron Rothman, Irad Eyal, Sara Nichols, Luke Neslage and Jessica Chesler serving as Executive Producers. Jason Weinberg, Bryan Kestner and Whitney Sudler-Smith also serve as Executive Producers.
Viewers will go past the antebellum walls for an inside look into the posh society of Savannah, Georgia. This hauntingly romantic city is filled with heirs and socialites who learned to operate boats before cars and whose ball gowns and white dinner jackets never collect dust. The new series will follow six life-long friends as they set out to make their mark in this world, all while navigating their love lives and personal relationships.
The network’s diversified slate includes Bravo’s first scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” scripted comedy “Odd Mom Out,” and unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises as well as the only live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live.” A