Bravo Sets ‘Welcome to Waverly’ Reality Series

Bravo in October will premiere a new limited reality series Welcome to Waverly, the network announced Wednesday.

The four-part event series, which will run on consecutive nights beginning on Oct. 22, pairs a diverse group of seven professionals from major metropolitan areas alongside a local counterpart living in Waverly, Kansas -- where 99% of the residents are white -- to explore how people from different backgrounds and regions interact with one another, according to the network.

Welcome to Waverly is produced by Our House Media with Simon Lloyd, Matt Hanna, Joe Houlihan, Paul Storck and Jen Morton serving as executive producers, according to the network. 

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