Bravo is developing a drama that could be billed as "Mad Men" in the '80s. According to Deadline.com, the show will be based on the Coke vs. Pepsi advertising wars. Seriously.
"Flipping Out" executive producer/showrunner Andrew Hoegl wrote the script and it'is just the latest scripted show Bravo has put in development. The network primarily known for its reality TV hits such as "The Real Housewives" franchise has been developing scripted projects for years, but none have made it to air.
A reboot of the cult-classic flick "Heathers", for example, is also in development at Bravo. The show is set in present day, 20 years after the movie left off. Veronica, played by Winona Ryder in the flick, moves back to Sherwood with her teen daughter only to encounter the Ashleys, the daughters of the surviving Heathers. Mark Rizzo ("The Man Date") and Jenny Bicks ("The Big C") are attached to executive produce the reboot.
In April, Bravo announced "22 Birthdays" was also in development, following the lives of a parents at a private school. Each episode would be centered around a birthday party. The network was also developing "Blowing Sunshine," a series about the staff and patients of a fictional private rehab center.
For more on the Coke vs. Pepsi series, click over to Deadline.com.
Commercial brands deliver a calorie-free water with a hint of anything from cucumber to lemon to blueberry -- but these sips are just as easy (and less expensive) to make at home. <br><br> Simply cut up your favorite fruit or vegetable and leave in a pitcher of water for at least three hours, <a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/345529/pineapple-mint-infused-water" target="_hplink">according to Martha Stewart's recipe</a>. You can also add herbs like mint or rosemary for an extra flavor punch.
This iced treat is an easy way to control the terms of your tea: caffeinated varieties like black, green and white tea make nice, strong iced teas -- but herbal options also abound for those of you who care to stay caffeine-free. <br><br> Simply brew a strong tea -- if you like your drinks sweet, add a hint of honey. Leave in the refrigerator until cool and then pour over ice. Or try one of Eating Well's <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_iced_tea_recipes" target="_hplink">healthy iced tea recipes</a>. <br><br> The tea <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/05/health-benefits-of-tea_n_1126594.html" target="_hplink">also delivers a burst of polyphenols</a> -- an antioxidant found in tea tannins -- that can help stave off some cancers and regulate cholesterol.
Seltzer + Juice
NYU nutritionist and HuffPost Healthy Living contributor Lisa Young recommends adding a splash of juice to plain seltzer for a jazzed up treat. "It beats sugar in sodas!" she told The Huffington Post. <br><br> Unconvinced? Read this <a href="http://www.foodrepublic.com/2011/08/01/i-am-seltzer-man" target="_hplink">ode to the mix</a>.
This fermented tea has gained popularity in recent years for its purported health benefits (for more on that, see Nutrition and Fitness Editor <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/meredith-melnick/kombucha-tea_b_1304730.html" target="_hplink">Meredith Melnick's 'buch explainer</a>), and while those remain controversial, there is no denying that the drink is low-calorie, low-sugar, low-caffeine and hydrating.
For those who get a kick from caffeine, flavored water just can't beat a Diet Coke. That's where iced coffee comes in: highly adaptable (add or skip the sugar! use dairy milk or a substitute like almond!), relatively inexpensive and with a strong, almost caramel-like flavor, a cold, eye-popping coffee can serve as a lower sugar alternative to your favorite soda. <br><br> And research shows that coffee may have health benefits that extend well beyond weight management: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/03/coffee-heart-disease-cancer_n_1316480.html" target="_hplink">helping to protect</a> against several types of cancer, Type 2 diabetes and more.
Flavored seltzer can stave off cravings for the sweeter stuff. Although they are low-calorie and caffeine-free, they are full of flavors like raspberry, lemon-lime or black cherry and are just as refreshing.
Unlike bottled varieties, freshly juiced fruits and vegetables have no added sugar. By selecting the ingredients, you can also control sugar portions by tempering sweet fruits like mangoes, grapes and melons with low-sugar, high-fiber fare such as kale, celery and lettuce.
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