Cablers' prospects included scripted project 'Face Down'
Right on the Prada heels of lavish upfront event last week, Bravo on Wednesday unveiled a development slate comprised of eight prospective new series, including scripted skein “Face Down” from Lionsgate.Hourlong “Face Down,” created and co-exec produced by Liz Sagal (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Stephen Kay (“Charmed”), revolves around a prominent makeup artist struggling with the demands of his many clients, his ex-wife and nutty parents. Eli Lehrer, Bravo’s veep of development, said the projects aim to build on the cabler’s deep bench of shows featuring “fascinating personalities who are experts at what they do.” Lehrer said that it remains important to the net to provide windows into different worlds — hence skeins set on Wall Street, among soon-to-be-newlyweds and in the world of fashion journalism, among other sectors. In terms of unscripted programming, there’s fine-art reality show “Gallery Girls,” from “Top Chef” and “Project Runway” producers Magical Elves, with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz producing, and “The Annabel Tollman Project” (working title), which follows fashion journo-stylist Tollman and is produced by Madwood Entertainment. “Jason of Beverly Hills,” from Authentic Entertainment, will follow custom jeweler Jason Arasheben as he serves clients in Beverly Hills; and Bravo will also get into the house-flipping reality show game with “The Kristoffer Winters Project” (also working title), a Shed Media project that shows the eponymous host adding value to houses already worth multiple millions. In a nod to the net’s demo, Renegade 63′s “Women of Wall Street” will follow female Streeters, while Superdelicious’ “The Wedding Planner” will give Bravo auds a complement to Oxygen’s “Tori and Dean’s Storibook Weddings.”