'Housewives,' 'Runway,' 'Chef' alumni to be featured
Bravo is developing three new projects starring some of the cabler’s recent breakout reality stars: Bethenny Frankel, Christian Siriano and Fabio Viviani.All three reality vets will star in docuseries that focus on their lives and careers, according to Bravo exec VP/general manager Frances Berwick. The untitled show starring Frankel, from the channel’s “The Real Housewives of New York City,” will showcase her career as a natural foods chef, as well as the Gotham socialite’s love life. The flamboyant Siriano, who won season four of “Project Runway” (back when the show still aired on Bravo), will be featured in his show as he sets up a new shop and markets his clothing line. Viviani will star in “Fabio: A Catered Affair,” which will chronicle the challenges he faces as he and business partner Jacopo Falleni look to expand their restaurant and catering business in Los Angeles. Viviani was a “Top Chef” finalist in season five. Magical Elves, which produces “Top Chef” and formerly produced “Project Runway” (including Siriano’s season), will produce the “Fabio” and Siriano projects. Shed Media U.S., which produces “The Real Housewives of New York City,” is behind the Frankel project.