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Trailer: Bravo’s ‘The Singles Project’ Is Reality TV in Real Time

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Bravo’s reality slate has long been a leader in the genre. But they’re upping the ante with The Singles Project, premiering Tuesday, August 12, at 10/9 central. The show is shot on a seriously accelerated (especially for reality programming) schedule, meaning that the six men and women looking for love are going from date night to prime time within a day or two. What this means for viewers: your reactions to their dates and recommendations for the singles on social media will have a legitimate impact. As the trailer says, it’s up to you to “help them find the one” in New York City. An interesting experiment to say the least! … Read More

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Yachts, Hip-Hop, and Cement: Your Guide to the Many Reality Shows Premiering Tonight

After last week’s glut of premieres, which ranged from historical fantasy dramas to medical thrillers to comedy hybrids, television seems to be taking a break from high-minded shows to focus on some silly reality fodder. Tonight, AMC, Bravo, A&E, GSN, and Oxygen will all air season and series premieres of unscripted shows. Some are OK enough to be worth a viewing, and some should be avoided at all costs. Here’s a guide to all of tonight’s reality premieres. … Read More

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‘Top Chef Duels’ Guest Judges Include Shailene Woodley and Andy Samberg

Bravo’s latest installment in the Top Chef franchise, Top Chef Duels, will premiere Wednesday, August 6 at 10 PM. Hosted by Curtis… Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘It’s Always Sunny’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Both Renewed Forever

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, FX and Bravo announce upcoming slates, an Office alum stops by New Girl, and Game of Thrones continues forever. … Read More

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‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ Was a Better Show Than You Remember

It’s easy to underestimate how much things can change in a decade. In July of 2003, a little more than halfway through George W. Bush’s first term in the White House, Bravo debuted a show called Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Its premise was simple: each week, a troupe of gay men known as the Fab 5 would come to the rescue of a hapless hetero dude who could benefit from their (respective) expertise in fashion, personal grooming, home decor, food, and (most nebulously) culture. I watched it, almost every week, in the living room of the house where I lived in college, surrounded by housemates and friends, gay and straight and somewhere in between — none of whom happened to be the Cosmo-swilling self-proclaimed shopaholics we might in retrospect think of as the show’s primary audience. … Read More

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‘Heathers’ TV Series Coming to Bravo

On the list of announcements that have the power to make our day, anything Heathers-related ranks right at the top. So imagine how thrilled we are to discover that Bravo — which is just dipping its toes into scripted programming — is rebooting the 1988 teen-movie classic. The Hollywood Reporter breaks the news… Read More

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Uh-Oh: Did ‘Gallery Girls’ Replace Bravo’s Newly Canceled ‘Work of Art’?

In a recent post, we noted that we’d love to see TV shows about the art world with a bit more substance than Bravo’s fun-but-soul-killing Gallery Girls — you know, ones like Bravo’s other reality series, Work of Art. Well, so much for that, because Gallerist is reporting that Work of Art has… Read More

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A Brief Survey of Gallerinas in Pop Culture

The gallerina is everywhere. Over the past several years, the female art gallery assistant has subtly slipped herself into a host of rom-coms, Candace Bushnell-esque chick lit, and sitcoms about independent women trying to make it in the big city. Now, the stock character is getting her own reality show. Bravo recently released the trailer for its new series Gallery Girls, which premieres August 13 and follows the lives of young women in the New York City art world.

So what about the female gallery assistant makes her such a popular female trope? In a hilarious excerpt from Mindy Kaling’s book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? that was featured in The New Yorker, Kaling deems the art gallery assistant a popular rom-com specimen because of her posh pedigree and vague, unthreatening career. The gallery girl also plays another important function in the realm of female-geared media, as a sort of balance to the Manic Pixie Dream Girl; while both are creative, the Gallerina is as focused and ambitious as the MPDG is whimsical and carefree. After the jump, we’ve rounded up our favorite gallerinas in pop culture as a quick study of this 21st-century archetype. … Read More

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Does the World Need Another Reality TV Cooking Competition?

If you’ve ever wished that Top Chef was more like The Amazing Race, with a little bit of Survivor thrown in for good measure, then you’ll want to tune in to Bravo’s newest cooking competition Around the World in 80 Plates, which premieres tonight at 10pm. The show’s contestants range from a chef de cuisine at New York City’s Fatty Crab and the executive chef for the Boston Red Sox to a guy who used to work as a private chef in a sorority house and an oddly pretentious dude from Hollywood who has dubbed himself “Cheven” (as in Chef Keven). But as hosts Curtis Stone and Cat Cora pointed out at a launch party we attended earlier in the week, it’s not just experience in the kitchen that will determine the winner; they will also need to have the street smarts necessary to navigate foreign cities, and perhaps even more importantly, people smarts, given the fact that the losing team will decide who gets voted off each week. This means certain strategies that wouldn’t traditionally apply in a cooking competition — like intentionally making average food in order to fly under the radar — will inevitably come into play. … Read More

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Is Bravo Developing Long Island’s Reality TV Answer to ‘Girls’?

Bravo sure has a lot of new series in the works: Just a few weeks ago, we learned that it had greenlighted 13 new shows, including its first two scripted programs. But apparently that’s not all. Deadline reports that the network has put six more series into development. The new slate… Read More

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