Let me preface by saying that Bravo is probably my favorite cable TV network next to HBO…and they just announced that they’re going to be doing two new scripted series. Theoretically this all sounds good, right? Until you read the loglines…
From the press release:
“… From Laurence Andries (“Six Feet Under,” “Alias”) and executive producers Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy for Alloy Entertainment (“Gossip Girl”), comes “Blueprint,” a serialized dramedy following the lives of two best friends – one straight, one gay – who own New York’s hottest architecture and interior design firm.
“From Jonathan Prince (“The Cleaner,” “Cane” and the Emmy winning NBC series “American Dreams”) and Alana Sanko (“Murphy Brown,” and award-winning children’s television including “Just for Kicks” and “DragonTales”) comes “30 Under 30.” The series centers around young, influential up-and-comers who have earned a coveted spot on an annual “30 Under 30″ list. The series follows these characters – among them a sexy young chef, a gossip blogger, an avant garde artist and a high end real estate agent – after being honored at a big event in New York. These hot and talented young professionals are all over the New York social scene living dynamic, glamorous, and sometimes scandalous lives, which cleverly intersect and collide. ”
I feel like the two new shows are so cliche to the Bravo brand (almost like they’ve cliche’d themselves…if that’s even a word)…It’s too on the head for me, and am a bit disappointed. The second show sounds like if Dirty, Sexy, Money had a love child with Gossip Girl and The City it would be 30 Under 30 (which doesn’t sound bad compared to the first show)…but it still doesn’t sound great…it’s basically a ripped headline.
I think this is risky territory for Bravo, and I really hope it’s done right. I would hate to see them have all these amazing high-end reality shows, and then have a horrible scripted division. Fingers crossed Bravo! Wow us please!
And remember…If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!