Bravo To Develop Three New Docu-Series

Bravo Thursday announced the development of three docu-series based on personalities from Bravo shows The Real Housewives of New York City and Top Chef, as well as former network series Project Runway.
Real Housewives of New York City personality Bethenny Frankel will star in new series that will follow the outspoken New York City socialite as she juggles career and home life, according to Frances Berwick, executive vice president and general manager of Bravo Media.
Project Runway season four winner Christian Siriano will star in an untitled project that will follow the New York-based designer as he takes his business to the next level.
Top Chef finalist Fabio Viviani will take the lead in a new series that follows him and his business partner Jacopo Falleni as they try to take his culinary exploits to a new and more diverse client base.
Production company Magical Elves will develop the Siriano and Viviani projects, while Shed Media U.S. will produce the Frankel docu-series.

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