Kathy Griffin Gets Weekly Talk Show & More New Bravo Shows
Bravo is bringing old favorites back with new series this year. The network announced more details about seven new series and two new specials for its 2012 slate and revealed when new seasons of already existing series will premiere.
Bravo is giving Kathy Griffin a previously unannounced weekly primetime talk show. The one-hour series, "Kathy," will premiere this spring and include the Bravo mainstay's expected rants plus stand-up routines, celebrity interviews and taped segments. Griffin's run with "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" came to an end on Bravo in 2010 after six seasons, two of which earned Emmys.
Also coming to Bravo this year is the previously announced "Around the World in 80 Plates," hosted by Curtis Stone ("Top Chef Masters") and Cat Cora ("Iron Chef America"). The series will follow 12 chefs competing in a culinary race across 10 countries in 44 days. The series is set to premiere in May.
TV's most obsessive house-flipper will have another series, "Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis," which premieres Wed., March 14 at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo. Lewis, his assistant, Jenni, and his loyal housekeeper, Zoila from "Flipping Out" will join him in his new role as a home therapist, taking over a customer's house to redesign both their space and their lives.
Another Bravo star is getting her own time in the spotlight. This spring, Kim Zolciak's "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding" follows "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" blonde as she plans her extravagant wedding with her now-husband Kroy Biermann.
And forget "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Bravo has another L.A.-based docu-series "Shahs of Sunset," premiering in March, which will follow young Persian-American friends, trying to balance the demands of their families and traditions with the 90210 lifestyle.
Should Patti Stanger be scared of Lori Zaslow, the star of "Love Broker"? The series, also launching in March, follows New York matchmaker Zaslow as she tries to find her clients' soulmates.
"Million Dollar Listing" is heading east with "Million Dollar Listing New York." When the series kicks off in March, viewers will get a look at the Manhattan version of Bravo's popular "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," which also returns this year.
Bravo's two specials -- "The Ring Leader," centering on outrageous party planner Kristin Banta, and "The Kandi Factor," following "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star's music producing career -- will air on Mon., Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. EST and Sun., Mar. 4 at 10 p.m. EST, respectively.
As for returning favorites ...
- "Watch What Happens: Live" kicks off its sixth season with a new weekly stint on Sun., Jan. 8 at 11 p.m. EST
- "Pregnant in Heels" gets a second season in the spring
- "The Millionaire Matchmaker"will return this year with a sixth season
- "Million Dollar Listing LA" will be back with Season 5 later this year
- "Tabatha Takes Over" Season Four premieres Tues., Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. EST
- "Inside The Actors Studio" premieres Tues., Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. EST with George Clooney and will soon bring the cast and creators of "Glee."
- "Bethenny Ever After" Season Three premieres Mon., Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. EST