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BRAVO’S ‘TOP CHEF’ CELEBRATES MILESTONE 20th SEASON WITHWORLD ALL-STARS EDITION PREMIERING THURSDAY, MARCH 9 AT 9 P.M. ET/PT  

Epic International Showdown Features 16 of the Best  

 “Top Chef” Cheftestants from Around the World Competing for the Ultimate Title 

Bravo’s “Top Chef” returns for a milestone 20th season with World All-Stars in London featuring 16 of the greatest competitors from “Top Chef” iterations around the globe facing off in the fiercest showdown the culinary series has seen.   

The Emmy, James Beard and Critics’ Choice Award-winning series, produced by Magical Elves, returns with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. “Top Chef” season 20 premieres Thursday, March 9 on Bravo with an entire season of supersized episodes airing Thursdays from 9-10:15 p.m.  Episodes will be available the next day on Peacock.  

This special All-Stars installment features winners and finalists, representing 11 different “Top Chef” versions around the world, as they vie for the ultimate World All-Stars title. This time the chefs return to the kitchen to battle it out throughout London before moving onto the grand finale in Paris, France. This epic showdown marks the first time that the flagship edition of “Top Chef” has gone abroad for an entire season.    

For a sneak peek, click here  

MEET THE CHEFTESTANTS  

·        Samuel Albert (winner, Top Chef France, Season 10)  

·        Luciana Berry (winner, Top Chef Brazil, Season 2) 

·        Sara Bradley (finalist, Bravo’s Top Chef, Season 16: Kentucky)  

·        Dawn Burrell (finalist, Bravo’s Top Chef, Season 18: Portland)  

·        Ali Ghzawi (winner, Top Chef Middle East & North Africa, Season 3: Lebanon)  

·        Tom Goetter (finalist, Top Chef Germany, Season 1)  

·        Nicole Gomes (winner, Top Chef Canada, Season 5: All-Stars)  

·        Victoire Gouloubi (finalist, Top Chef Italy, Season 2)  

·        Charbel Hayek (winner, Top Chef Middle East & North Africa, Season 5: Saudi Arabia) 

·        Buddha Lo (winner, Bravo’s Top Chef, Season 19: Houston)  

·        Dale MacKay (winner, Top Chef Canada, Season 1)  

·        May Phattanant Thongthong (Finalist, Top Chef Thailand, Season 1) 

·        Begoña Rodrigo (winner, Top Chef Spain, Season 1)  

·        Gabriel Rodriguez (winner, Top Chef Mexico, Season 2)  

·        Amar Santana (finalist, Bravo’s Top Chef – Season 13: California)  

·        Sylvia Stachyra (winner, Top Chef Poland, Season 7)  

For more information on the cheftestants, please visit Bravotv.com/top-chef

With national pride and the title of World All-Stars on the line, the chefs are at the top of their game as they compete on a global stage. They have access to the finest UK ingredients as they showcase their culinary skills, diverse roots and international influences in a series of high-pressure challenges. From prepping a picnic at Highclere Castle to going head-to-head at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the chefs will compete in iconic locations throughout London and the surrounding areas. These highly decorated chefs will put their spin on iconic British staples from Beef Wellington and biscuits to pub food and afternoon tea.   

This season’s Restaurant Wars also continues to up the ante when Michelin-starred Chef Clare Smyth hands over her restaurant and staff so that each team can deliver a meal worthy of a star.  The teams are in for a surprise, however, when they find out a secret critic will be joining the judging panel. To rise above the pack, the cheftestants will have to bring their A-game for the fastest Elimination Challenge in “Top Chef” history and hit all the right notes cooking Indian food for Padma and the judges. With the best of the best competing, the stakes are higher than ever before as they fight to cook in the finale in Paris to claim the ultimate title of Top Chef World All-Star.  

Throughout the competition, Padma, Tom and Gail will be joined by distinguished judges from the international versions, including Aquiles Chavez (Judge, Top Chef Mexico), Hélène Darroze (Judge, Top Chef France), Lorna Maseko (Host, Top Chef South Africa), Martha Ortiz (Judge, Top Chef Mexico) and Dave Zilber (Judge, Top Chef Canada). The chefs must also strive to impress a rotation of esteemed global culinary experts, including Gaggan Anand, Sam Bompas, Tom Brown, Jeremy Chan, Brett Graham, Max Halley, Adam Handling, Angela Hartnett, Graham Hornigold, Judy Joo, Asma Khan, Santiago Lastra, Greg Marchand, Clare Smyth, Kirk Westaway, Andrew Wong and Paul A. Young. Tottenham legend Ledley King and Evening Standard restaurant critic Jimi Famurewa contribute to the table. Alain Ducasse also makes a rare appearance with the finalists in Paris.  

In the finale meal in Paris, the chefs must cook for guest judge Hélène Darroze, who has six Michelin stars across three restaurants, as well as a daunting table of international juggernauts, including May Chow, Angel Leon, Hunter Lewis, Gwendal Poullennec, Simon Rogan, Marcus Samuelson, Clare Smyth and Daniela Soto-Innes. 

The winning chef will be crowned “Top Chef” World All-Star, taking home the Grand Prize of $250,000 provided by the Saratoga® Brand, a feature in Food & Wine and an appearance at the 40th annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.  

Beginning Thursday, March 16,  Bravo’s Emmy-winning digital companion series “Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen,” hosted by Tom Colicchio, returns for season 12 as the eliminated chefs go head-to-head to try to cook their way back into the competition. Presented byBMW of North America,each week’s episode will be availableon Bravotv.com, on demand or wherever you stream Bravo’s “Top Chef” at the conclusion of each week’s episode.  

For a complete list of partners this season, click here.  

“Top Chef” is a global phenomenon with over 100 winners across 29 international versions. Licensed by NBCUniversal Formats globally, locations include France (14 seasons), Canada (10 seasons), Middle East & North Africa (seven seasons) and Brazil (three seasons) to name a few. The original U.S. series launched in 2006 and has been sold to over 175 territories worldwide.  Last year, “Top Chef” Middle East was nominated for an International Emmy Award, marking the first Middle Eastern unscripted series to be recognized.   

“Top Chef” is produced by the Emmy Award-winning production company Magical Elves with Casey Kriley, Jo Sharon, Doneen Arquines, Hillary Olsen and Tracy Tong serving as executive producers. The “Top Chef” format is licensed by NBCUniversal Formats, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. 

ABOUT MAGICAL ELVES   

Magical Elves is a leading producer of award-winning, non-fiction content for domestic and international television markets. Known for hits like “Top Chef” (Bravo), “Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen” (Bravo), “Top Chef Family Style” (Peacock), “Nailed It!” (Netflix), “Cold Justice” (Oxygen) and “Brain Games On The Road” (Nat Geo), Magical Elves is a veteran production company with a long track record of consistently delivering the highest quality programming. Magical Elves is a part of The Tinopolis Group’s portfolio of production companies. For more information, visit www.magicalelves.com.   

ABOUT BRAVO MEDIA   

Bravo is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network features a diverse slate of original programming, including Emmy® Award-winning “Top Chef” and “Project Runway,” fan-favorites “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the highly popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Bravo is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit BravoTV.com.   

 

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BRAVO’S ‘WINTER HOUSE’ RETURNS

BRAVO’S ‘WINTER HOUSE’ RETURNS WITH A SUPERSIZED PREMIERE ON THURSDAY, OCT. 13 AT 9 P.M. ET/PT

COMING UP THIS SEASON

  • Paige is looking forward to hanging out with her best friends, escape the city, and rock her winter wardrobe. She is loving her life in a long-distance relationship with Craig, but with this trip being the longest they have ever spent together as a couple, they’re put to the ultimate test.
  • After finally committing to one person, Craig is excited to be an example of what a healthy relationship looks like. When his boorish behavior makes Paige question how to move forward, however, he’s forced to decide what type of man he wants to be, and if he’s really ready to settle down.  
  • After finally tying the knot, Amanda and Kyle have never been more in love. Amanda is excited to show off their new and improved relationship, though the potential for Kyle becoming stressed out and overworked may jeopardize her plans. The newlyweds will have to find a way to balance their social life and business with married life this winter.
  • Ciara has been settling into life in NYC, focusing on herself and enjoying the single life. She’s ready to let loose and is open to the possibility of finding romance in Stowe, but having to face an old fling first may stand in the way of her meeting someone new.  
  • Luke is always his best when surrounded by nature, and couldn’t be happier to be in the mountains. He has been working on himself and his mental health journey, but quickly finds himself in a crossfire and contemplates leaving the vacation much sooner than expected.
  • Entering the house, Austen is apprehensive since his behavior over the summer was controversial. He’s in a much better place now and has been dating someone new, but with Ciara in such close proximity, will he be able to stay on his best behavior?
  • Since his whirlwind relationship last winter, Jason has taken a break from the dating scene. He’s looking forward to being back with his friends, utilizing his cooking skills and even brings a new friend, Jess, with him to the house. However, he will first have to work through his past before pursuing a romance with someone new.
  • Jess is a beautiful Metaverse real estate agent, investor and entrepreneur from Los Angeles. After Jason slid into her DM’s, she was excited to join the house and show off her wild side to a completely new group of friends. While her party girl behavior gets her into hot water with some of her housemates, she’ll also explore a romance that has the potential to last beyond the winter vacation.
  • An adrenaline junkie at heart and gym owner by trade, Kory comes to Vermont to meet women and hang out with his best friend and college roommate, Craig. It isn’t long before Kory becomes the house heartthrob and catches the eye of more than one of the housemates, but will he be able to commit his attention to one person?
  • Rachel was introduced to a few of the housemates after saving the day with her floral arrangements at Kyle and Amanda’s wedding. Single and ready to mingle, Rachel isn’t a fan of the cold, but is always up for new adventures. When a new romance sparks in the house, Rachel will have to figure out if she’s ready to deal with her hesitations about commitment and learn to open up.

“Winter House” is produced by Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Jamie Jakimo, Trish Gold and Anne Swan serving as executive producers. 

ABOUT BRAVO

Bravo is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network features a diverse slate of original programming, including Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef” and “Project Runway,” fan-favorites “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the highly popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Bravo is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit BravoTV.com.  

OXYGEN’S 911 CRISIS CENTER RETURNS

Oxygen True Crime, the home of high-quality true crime programming, returns to Chagrin Valley Dispatch in Ohio for the second season of “911 Crisis Center.” The second season premieres Saturday, Sept. 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT with new episodes airing at 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 10.

The compelling series offers fly-on-the-wall coverage of the community’s most intense moments as it takes viewers inside the call center and brings them along to experience the fast-paced action where dispatchers and supervisors skillfully navigate life-threatening situations.

For a sneak peek, please click here.

For key art, please click here.

In the back-to-back premiere episodes, the crisis center focuses on peril surrounding some of the youngest members of the Chagrin Valley community. 

Season two begins with the episode “Mama Bear to Grizzly Bear.” Supervisor Charline Polk, the Mama Bear of Chagrin Valley Dispatch, takes a 911 call from a concerned grandfather looking for his missing 2-week-old grandchild. Charline and the team combine forces to unravel the mystery.

In the second episode that airs immediately after, “Matt on the Move,” Matt Reinke has learned the ins and outs of dispatching and is ready for the next step. Before he decides to apply for supervisor, however, he must help a young girl threatened with a knife and a panicked caller with a baby struggling to breathe.

Throughout the season, episodes will feature dispatchers and supervisors calmly taking charge, extracting information to relay to law enforcement and first responders, all the while helping confused and frightened callers on the other end of the line. Viewers will see the team tested as a couple is heard screaming over an open line; when a welfare check spirals into a pursuit; when a caller must be coached into performing CPR before it’s too late; and a neighbor who pulls a gun on a caller and her family. The season includes many impactful stories driven by the dispatchers and supervisors who are largely unseen in the community, yet make a huge impact.    

From Warner Brothers Unscripted Television, “911 Crisis Center” is produced by Shed Media in association with Green Lakes Productions. Dan Peirson, Lisa Shannon, Adam Kassen, Dena Waxman and Shannon O’Rourke executive produce.

ABOUT OXYGEN TRUE CRIME

Oxygen True Crime is a multiplatform crime destination for women.  Oxygen True Crime remains one of the fastest-growing cable entertainment networks with popular original programming, including the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “Cold Justice,” “Injustice with Nancy Grace” and breakout event series such as “Catching a Serial Killer: Sam Little,” “Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project” and “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered.” The network’s digital platform continues to reign as the #1 website dedicated to true crime. Oxygen True Crime’s over-the-air platform recently launched in select US markets. Oxygen True Crime is part of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming’s Entertainment portfolio, which includes NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen True Crime, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit oxygen.com

ABOUT WARNER BROS. UNSCRIPTED TELEVISION  

Warner Bros. Unscripted Television is the leading unscripted studio in America, currently producing over 50 series and documentaries, totaling nearly 2,000 hours of programming annually across broadcast, cable, streaming, digital, first-run syndication and podcasts. Led by studio president Mike Darnell, the division is comprised of Warner Horizon, Shed Media and Telepictures and produces leading and award-winning series and franchises such as “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “The Voice,” “Extra,” “Paris in Love,” “The Real Housewives of New York City,” “911 Crisis Center,” and “The Bradshaw Bunch,” as well as “Friends: The Reunion” and “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts,” among others. Upcoming projects include “The Wheel,” and “The Jennifer Hudson Show.” 

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Top Chef Heads to London

Bravo’s “Top Chef,” produced by Magical Elves, will cross the pond to London for a very special 20th World All-Stars season with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons.  The greatest competitors from “Top Chef” iterations around the globe, including winners and finalists, will face off in the fiercest battle the culinary competition has ever seen. With 29 international versions, “Top Chef” World All-Stars will bring together 16 of the most talented, creative and decorated chefs who have competed in their respective countries’ versions of the series as they vie for the ultimate “Top Chef” title. For a sneak peek, visit HERE.

This marks the first time that the flagship edition of “Top Chef” will shoot an entire season abroad. The Emmy®, James Beard and Critics’ Choice Award-winning series will begin production this month in London, one of the most influential cities in the world, with the epic 20th season set to premiere in 2023.

“We’ve always wanted to do a season of ‘Top Chef’ with winners, finalists and frontrunners, but to take that concept for the 20th season one step further with cheftestants from localized versions across the world has been a dream come true,” said Ryan Flynn, Senior Vice President, Current Production, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “And what better place to host World All-Stars than London, a global stomping ground and renowned food city, offering our cheftestants access to the UK’s exceptional ingredients and international flavors.”  

Victoria Prentis, Food Minister, UK Government adds: “I’m pleased that ‘Top Chef’ has chosen London for its first ever season outside of the US. We’re rightly proud of our exceptional food and drink produced here in the UK. From Scottish salmon and Welsh lamb to Northern Irish beef and English sparkling wine, our food and drink is recognized at home and abroad for its great taste and high quality. As the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, the passion, traditions and expertise of our food and drink industry make the UK a fantastic choice for the culinary competition series.”  

A culinary melting pot, London’s cuisine has been influenced by countries all over the world. From traditional pub food to modern Indian cuisines, the chefs will be cooking with the best ingredients the UK has to offer from its sought-after seafood, high-quality meat and produce.  The stakes will be bigger than ever as the cheftestants cook their way through globally inspired quickfire and elimination challenges.  Throughout the competition, Padma, Tom and Gail will be joined by distinguished judges from the international versions, as well as esteemed global culinary experts.  

A global phenomenon with over 100 winners crowned across the world, international “Top Chef” versions, licensed by NBCUniversal Formats globally, include France (13 seasons), Canada (10 seasons), Middle East (seven seasons) and Brazil (four seasons), to name a few. The original U.S. series launched in 2006 and has been sold to over 175 territories worldwide.

“Top Chef” was recently nominated for six Primetime Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Competition Program, Outstanding Host, Casting, Directing and Picture Editing.  “Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen” was also nominated for Outstanding Short Form Non-fiction or Reality Series.

“Top Chef” is produced by the Emmy® Award-winning production company Magical Elves with Casey Kriley, Jo Sharon, Doneen Arquines and Hillary Olsen serving as executive producers. The “Top Chef” format is licensed by NBCUniversal Formats, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.

About Magical Elves 

Magical Elves is a leading producer of award-winning, non-fiction content for domestic and international television markets. Known for hits like “Top Chef” (Bravo), “Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen” (Bravo), “Top Chef Family Style” (Peacock), “Nailed It!” (Netflix), “Cold Justice” (Oxygen) and “Brain Games On The Road” (Nat Geo), Magical Elves is a veteran production company with a long track record of consistently delivering the highest quality programming. Magical Elves is a part of The Tinopolis Group’s portfolio of production companies. For more information, visit www.magicalelves.com.  

About Bravo Media  

Bravo is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network features a diverse slate of original programming, including Emmy® Award-winning “Top Chef” and “Project Runway,” fan-favorites “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the highly popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Bravo is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit BravoTV.com.  

NASCAR CUP SERIES

USA NETWORK’S NEW NASCAR DOCUSERIES EVENT ‘RACE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP’ PREMIERES THURSDAY, SEPT. 1 AT 10 P.M. ET/PT

Start your engines! USA Network’s new unscripted series “Race for the Championship,” premiering Thursday, Sept. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, will give a behind-the-scenes look at the elite drivers and teams competing in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Documenting the lives of the sport’s best on and off the track, viewers will get a rare glimpse of what it takes to balance personal relationships with the pressure to perform. Packed with action, heart and drama, this exhilarating series will offer up a taste of what it’s really like to partake in the world’s top level of stock car racing. Watch as the drivers are pushed mentally and physically to their limits, navigating a NASCAR season unlike any other – with a new car, new tracks and new challenges – for their chance to make history.   

Over 10 episodes, “Race for the Championship” will tell the story of the 2022 NASCAR Cup season and playoffs. The series will feature past champions such as Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski, along with other drivers eager to write their own NASCAR legacies, including Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suárez, Ross Chastain, Corey LaJoie and others.

The 10-week NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs begin at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT on USA. For playoffs results and schedule, click HERE.   

The official home of the NASCAR championship and playoffs, NBC Sports will once again present the final 20 NASCAR Cup Series races and 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2022 across NBC, USA Network and Peacock, culminating with the championship at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 5-6. Click here for more information on NBC Sports’ 2022 NASCAR coverage.

“Race for the Championship” is produced by NASCAR Studios with NASCAR’s Tim Clark, Matt Summers, Tally Hair and Amy Anderson, and Chaz Gray serving as executive producers.  

ABOUT USA NETWORK 

USA Network has been a top five cable entertainment brand for over twenty years and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, high-octane sporting events and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming’s Entertainment portfolio, which includes NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit usanetwork.com

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BRAVOCON

  • BravoCon three-day tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 15 at 12PM ET/9AM PT, available at HERE. Experiences range from General Admission to VIP and SVIP.
  • BravoCon will return bigger than ever, with more than 100 Bravolebrities confirmed to attend the larger-than-life, three-day weekend. Featuring more than 60 live events, BravoCon will celebrate the network’s top series including the “Below Deck” franchise, “Family Karma,” “Married to Medicine,” “Million Dollar Listing,” “Southern Charm,” “Summer House,” “The Real Housewives” franchise, “Vanderpump Rules” and “Winter House.” Check out who’s confirmed to attend so far here, with more Bravolebrities to be announced soon.
  • BravoCon’s star-studded events, exclusive panels and interactive experiences will take place from Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16 at the Javits Center (429 11th Avenue) in New York City. Lay’s and State Farm® will return to BravoCon.
  • “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” will host five episodes during the packed three-day weekend, including the first-ever WWHL Presents: Andy’s Legends Ball – a night that honors the most iconic, jaw-dropping moments and talent throughout Bravo history! “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” shows will film at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street).
  • This year, Bravo will deliver even more exclusive iconic Bravolebrity celebrations including a massive Bravo Bazaar shopping experience – double in size to its predecessor, intimate VIP talent experiences, brand-new immersive activations, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. Back by popular demand, BravoCon will also feature various cast & executive producer panels from Bravo’s biggest shows, interactive photo opportunities, and exclusive sneak-peek screenings of upcoming highly anticipated series.
  • Bravo Insiders will receive special offers and perks. Sign up today for free to get in on the fabulous benefits plus access full event coverage.
  • Three-day passes for the first-ever BravoCon in 2019 sold out in 60 seconds. For a look back at the first BravoCon, visit HERE.

About Bravo:   

Bravo is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network features a diverse slate of original programming, including Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef” and “Project Runway,” fan-favorites “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the highly popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Bravo is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit HERE.

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BravoCon Returns

Three years after Bravo fans had their Bravo dreams come true, BravoCon returns for an even bigger star-studded and unparalleled experience from October 14 to October 16. The super-fandom event will take place at the Javits Center in New York City, featuring an exciting weekend of tea-spilling panels, interactive experiences, live performances, immersive activations, never-before-seen content and more exclusive shopping opportunities than ever before. Fans will have front-row exclusive access to their favorite shows and Bravolebrities. Additional details coming soon. 

For more information, click HERE.

“BravoCon emerged as a first-of-its-kind interactive event where ten thousand fans got to experience the massive Bravosphere come to life,” said Ellen Stone, EVP, Consumer Engagement & Brand Strategy, NBCUniversal. “After the last few years, we are especially excited to bring our biggest BravoCon ever to our loyal fans for an even more memorable year.”

BravoCon launched in 2019 with a sold-out three-day weekend showcasing the network’s wide breadth of series including The Real Housewives, Below Deck, and Million Dollar Listing franchises as well as Southern Charm, Top Chef, Summer House, Married to Medicine and more.

Fast Facts From BravoCon 2019

  • Nearly 10,000 attendees  
  • 90+ Bravolebrities 
  • More than 50 live events  
  • Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen hosted the largest audience ever, with over 75 Bravolebrities on stage 
  • One fan famously raved after attending: “My top three moments in life were marriage, babies and BravoCon—not necessarily in that order.” 

About Bravo

Bravo is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network features a diverse slate of original programming, including Emmy Award-winning Top Chef and Project Runway, fan-favorites Vanderpump Rules, Below Deck, Southern Charm and the highly popular Million Dollar Listing and The Real Housewives franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Bravo is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock

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Real Housewives Reunion

Bravo‘s The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Season 12 three-part reunion premieres on Tuesday, May 3 at 8 PM ET/PT. Host Andy Cohen sits down with Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania, Jackie Goldschneider and Jennifer Aydin to rehash and relive this season’s most dramatic moments. For a sneak peek of the reunion, please click HERE.

Part 1

As Dolores and Jennifer go head-to-head, Melissa’s feelings over not being asked to be Teresa’s bridesmaid creates an astonishing rift between the Gorga’s and the Giudice’s.

Part 2

Margaret and Teresa face off while Jennifer reveals new information about the state of her marriage. On the other hand, Jackie sheds further light on her eating disorder. And a heated exchange between Melissa, Margaret and Jennifer causes even Andy to lose his patience. 

Part 3

As the house-husbands join the women, new secrets are revealed about Luis, Bill, Evan and the state of Dolores’ relationship with her new boyfriend. Meanwhile, Joe and Melissa spar with Jennifer as Teresa and Margaret reach a breaking point. 

The Real Housewives of New Jersey is produced for Bravo by Sirens Media, an ITV America company, with Jordana Hochman, Amy Kohn, Lauren Volonakis, Eric Fuller and Taylor Lucy Choi serving as executive producers with Andy Cohen. 

About Bravo

Bravo is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network features a diverse slate of original programming, including Emmy Award-winning Top Chef and Project Runway, along with fan favorites Vanderpump Rules, Below Deck, Southern Charm and the highly popular Million Dollar Listing franchise. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Bravo is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock.

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For You, Paige

For You, Paige, the first commissioned TikTok musical, will be performed live on stage in New York City and streamed globally, exclusively on TikTok, via the TikTok handle on April 14 at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT.

Hosted by Andy Cohen (Bravo), and starring Roman Banks (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) and Sri Ramesh (EarCandy), For You, Paige, was created by Daniel Mertzlufft as a follow up to his work on viral sensation, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical. On this new production, Mertzlufft serves as executive producer, co-writer, composer, executive music supervisor and music supervisor, leading a team of incredible creators including co-writer Kate Leonard, songwriters Julia Riew, Katherine Lynn-Rose, RJ Christian, Blake Rouse, Morgan Reilly, Alex Engelberg, and Kate Leonard with orchestrations by Macy Schmidt, who also serves as co-executive producer.

Alongside Banks and Ramesh, the production stars Krystina Alabado as Kaia, and features James Henry as Tyler and JJ Niemann as Jarek, along with Aveena Sawyer, Alysia Velez, Fernell Hogan, Cori Jaskier, Max Antonio Gonzalez, Emily Stillings, Thursday Farrar and Paul Schoeffler.

Media.Monks, an international creative agency and innovation leader with 50+ talent hubs around the world, co-created the project with Mertzlufft and brought together an impressive team of Broadway creatives to bring the collective vision to life. Leadership from Media.Monks on this project is highlighted by executive producer Joshua Asen, and producers Danielle Dioguardi and Jessica Norton, with support from Global Head of Entertainment Eric Shamlin.

Mertzlufft was inspired by the extensive musical theater community on TikTok to develop For You, Paige, collaborating with creators from all over the world to build this show.

“The way theater is being created and consumed is changing,” shared Mertzlufft. “We are now able to give theater access to people across the globe through their screens, and TikTok is the perfect platform to empower this. It’s not about follower count, it’s about the work you are putting out there. It’s so exciting to constantly see new voices emerge from this platform, and even more exciting to see TikTok not only acknowledge that community but embrace it. I hope For You, Paige serves as a love letter to all of those people.” 

In a story inspired by real TikTokers, teenage music nerd Landon (played by Roman Banks) collaborates with his best friend Paige (played by Sri Ramesh) on a TikTok song inspired by her favorite book series. Landon’s TikTok goes viral, thrusting him into the spotlight—leaving Paige behind. When a producer offers Landon the opportunity to adapt the book series into a musical, Landon discovers that the glory of doing it all himself isn’t worth the stress and enlists the help of Paige and the TikTok community to turn the show into a huge success.

This production follows the wildly successful Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, which raised over $2 Million for The Actor’s Fund and provided a sense of hope and excitement amidst a challenging time for theater during the pandemic. 

Behind the curtain, returning artisans and craft leads include co-EP, executive music producer and music director Macy Schmidt, a 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, and her Broadway Sinfonietta, the acclaimed all-women, primarily women-of-color orchestra, which recorded the score for the show.

For more on the For You, Paige musical, follow Daniel Mertzlufft and TikTok

Television illustration via Rita Azar for use by 360 Magazine

Real Housewives Season Twelve

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12 premieres Wednesday, May 11, at 8PM ET/PT on Bravo. Seasons 1-11 are available to stream on Peacock. Returning for a season of exhilarating highs and shocking lows are housewives Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, and Crystal Kung Minkoff. New to the season, but well-established in the glittering 90210, are housewife Diana Jenkins and friend Sheree Zampino. Resident socialite Kathy Hilton also returns as a friend. To view the season trailer, click HERE.

Coming up this season

The women attempt to balance their ever-evolving friendships with the demands of family life and growing business ventures, but a string of shocking events proves that living this large is more than meets the eye. In true Beverly Hills fashion, however, nothing can keep these ladies away from a good time. There is no shortage of laughs and libations, as they jet-set their way to luxury in Aspen and Punta Mita, Mexico. After intruders break into Dorit Kemsley‘s home in a traumatic and life-changing attack, she begins working through the healing process with help from her friends. All but one, that is, whose lack of sympathy leaves ripple effects amongst the group. Sutton Stracke is finally settled into her dream home and ready to play hostess extraordinaire. While she hopes that swiping right will lead to the perfect man, conflicts with the group make her want to swipe left on some of the ladies. Erika Jayne is looking for a fresh start, despite ongoing legal pressures and rumors aplenty in the press following her divorce. When her friends grow concerned that she has gone too far in her quest to move forward, tensions boil over. Lisa Rinna‘s world is rocked as she loses a beloved member of her family. Attempting to cope with her new normal, she struggles to keep her emotions in check and her friends are on the receiving end.

Reaping the rewards of her hard work, Garcelle Beauvais buys a beach house to enjoy with family and friends. Still, she realizes that long hours dedicated to her talk show and writing her memoir are taking a toll on her relationship with her teenage boys.

Having found her footing with the group, Crystal Kung Minkoff takes a more honest approach to expressing her feelings to the ladies. Honesty might not always be the policy, however, and she quickly realizes that the secrets she has held onto may cost her some hard-earned friendships.

Much like her friend Crystal, Diana Jenkins is a formidable match for anyone who attempts to cross her. A Bosnian war refugee who married into an astonishing banking fortune, she is no stranger to Beverly Hills’ most elite circles. Following a traumatic miscarriage, Diana is focused on having another baby to complete her family.

Kyle Richards is thrilled at the promise of grandchildren when her oldest daughter finally gets engaged. Just as everything seems to be falling into place, lingering family drama intrudes on her happiness.

On cloud nine following her daughter’s lavish wedding, Kathy Hilton reconnects with the ladies. This elation is short-lived, however, when simmering resentments with her sister surface.

One of Garcelle’s best girlfriends and ex-wife to a prominent Hollywood actor, Sheree Zampino knows the inner workings of this larger-than-life town. Never the wallflower and unafraid to speak her mind, she quickly forms strong opinions about her new friends.  

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is produced by Evolution Media for Bravo with Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, John Carr, Charlie Newton and Christian Barcellos serving as executive producers. Andy Cohen also serves as an executive producer.