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Bravo Picks Up Six Brand New Projects

November 1, 2008 (6:07 am) GMT
'The Fashion Show, 'Celebrity Sew-Off', 'Fashionality', 'Double Exposure', 'Polo', and 'The Dubai Project' are going to be produced as Bravo's preparation for 'Project Runway' departure.

Bravo's preparation regarding the departure of "" to Lifetime continues. After announcing the production of "Runway" duplicate entitled "Fashion House", the cable television network owned by NBC Universal, has confirmed its 6 brand new projects to be developed for the network's upcoming shows.

"The Fashion Show", "Celebrity Sew-Off", "Fashionality", "Double Exposure", "Polo", and "The Dubai Project" are going to be Bravo's additonal ammunition to fight back Weinstein Company for taking the hit show "Runway" into Lifetime. Bravo's new shows which most of them bring fashion style's themes, are still working in the title.

"The Fashion Show" is described as a fashion-design competition series which differ from "Runway" in a way the contestants will compete each other to have their designs sold in a retail store. Casting is about to begin in November in four big cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and New York. The big apple will be ready for November 16 casting at the Park in Chelsea. The details of hosts, production crews, and air date have not been announced yet.

Frances Berwick, executive vice president and general manager of Bravo Media, says in a statement regarding Bravo's "The Fashion Show", "Bravo celebrates the very best in food, fashion, design, beauty and pop culture, and 'The Fashion Show' is the next step in expanding our fashion affinity group, and the perfect complement to our successful fashion series 'Tim Gunn's Guide to Style' and 'The Rachel Zoe Project'."

Another fashion theme is brought by "Celebrity Sew-Off", featuring celebrities who will each be paired with a fashion design expert, to compete for determining who has the ability to launch their own clothing label.

Meanwhile, "Fashionality" will be about four "eclectic New York tastemakers" who discuss topics related to pop culture and fashion via field pieces, round-table debates and interviews.

"Double Exposure" revolves around an art and fashion photographer, Markus Klinko, as he takes picture of his famous subjects along with his partner and former girlfriend, Indrani. While "Double Exposure" gives a docu-style series of Klinko, "Polo" will feature a docu-series of top polo players' lives. The show is produced by Granada America.

The other Bravo's docu-series is featuring a group of American and British who live in the United Arab Emirates city, entitled "The Dubai Project". It shows lavish lifestyles in one of the world's fastest-growing cities.

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