Bravo is giving “Real Housewives of New York” featured player Bethenny Frankel her own show while expanding its food franchise with spinoff “Top Chef: Just Desserts.”
As part of NBC Universal day at the Television Critics Assn. confab in Pasadena, net announced Sarah Jessica Parker will come to the Bravo fold with competition skein “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.” Fourteen contestants vie against one another in order to win a cash prize and have their work exhibited at a solo show at a major museum.
Judges are New York gallery owner Bill Powers, New York magazine art critic Jerry Saltz and curator Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Art enthusiast China Chow and auctioneer Simon de Pury will host. Pretty Matches and Magical Elves will produce.
“Bethenny’s Getting Married?” docuseries will allow auds to see Frankel – the daughter of thoroughbred racing Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel – try to balance a social life that has often been at the center of “Real Housewives.” Series will be produced by Shed Media U.S.
“Top Chef: Just Desserts” will offer pastry chefs competing against one another. Gail Simmons will host and show is to be produced Magical Elves. The original “Top Chef” was the third highest-reality show last year in the 18-49 demo.
Other new series announcements include:
“Thintervention With Jackie Warner” – the celebrity trainer from Bravo’s “Work Out” — examines the fitness expert’s mission to help overweight clients trim down and create healthy lifestyle habits. Shed Media U.S. produces.
Premiering April 5 is “9 by Design,” an eight-episode series that chronicles husband-wife team Robert and Cortney Novogratz as they transform abandoned buildings in Manhattan and into unique living spaces. Couple has seven children and the entire family is shown on camera during several episodes. Left./Right produces.
Also preeming in April is “Double Exposure,” which follows photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani, as well as high-end stylist G.K. Reid. Viewers will get a sense of the stress and drama of a photo shoot. Juma Entertainment is producer.
Fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone gets the spotlight in “Kell on Earth.” Cutrone has a reputation for being a tough and intimidating presence and show will expose the truths and fallacies of those presumptions. Magical Elves produces.
In other Bravo news, net picked up a third season of “The Rachel Zoe Project,” a sixth season of “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” and a fourth season of “Flipping Out.”