×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Bravo Greenlights Female-Lead Comedy Pilots ‘True Fiction,’ ‘My So Called Wife’

Bravo has continued its push into scripted content, adding the one-hour pilots “True Fiction” and “My So Called Wife” to its development slate. Hailing from Universal Cable Production, both have female leads and are described as dark comedies.

“My So Called Wife” (working title) is written and exec produced by Adam Brooks and Paul Adelstein and follows a master-of-disguise con-artist who gets men and women to fall in love with her, marries them and then absconds with their money and just enough dirt to guarantee no legal repercussions. Things get complicated when she falls in love with her latest mark, and three of her recent victims join forces to track her down. Brooks is set to direct.

“True Fiction” (working title) comes from writers and exec producers Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban and is about a novelist-turned-professor so desperate for her next hit that she steals the manuscript of her most arrogant and hated (and most recently deceased) student. Haunted by whether to take credit for his work and finally get her career back on track, she finds out that coming forward will reveal a rapidly unraveling truth that is juicier and more scandalous than any work of fiction. Dannelly will direct.

“Joining Bravo on their journey into scripted programming with ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ has been an amazing experience as we watched the audience connect with characters we love,” said Dawn Olmstead, exec v.p. of development for Universal Cable Productions. “We are excited to partner once again with Bravo to deliver distinctive and thought-provoking storytelling, this time with the stellar teams of Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban behind ‘True Fiction’ plus Adam Brooks and Paul Adelstein on ‘My So Called Wife.’”

Bravo saw success in December with the launch of its first scripted series; Marti Noxon’s “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce,” a show that employed Brooks (directed the pilot), Adelstein (produces and writes for and stars in the series) and Dannelly (directed an episode). It will return for a second season later this year. Bravo also recently announced it is giving a second season to its new scripted comedy, “Odd Mom Out.”

“As Bravo expands in the scripted space, we are committed to exploring worlds and characters that are distinctly different from our established slate,” said Lara Spotts, senior v.p. of development for Bravo Media. “‘My So Called Wife’ and ‘True Fiction’ take us on wild rides as dramatic as they are funny — with one being a quest to uncover the truth and the other a mission to hide it at all costs.”

Bravo also has a project from “The Walking Dead’s” Gale Anne Hurd in early development, called “All That Glitters,” which is set at the heyday of the magazine business in the 1980s. Also in development at the cabler is “White Collar Wives,” which is set in the scandalous high-finance world of New York City hedge-funds.

Elizabeth Wagmeister contributed to this report.

More TV

  • Westworld Season 3 Trailer

    'Westworld' Season 3 Trailer Focuses on New Cast Member Aaron Paul

    Ahead of the final episode of “Game of Thrones,” HBO released the first trailer for the new season of another flagship show: “Westworld.” The first look at the third season of the sci-fi show puts the focus on new series regular Aaron Paul, best known for his run on “Breaking Bad.” The trailer doesn’t reveal [...]

  • AMERICAN IDOL - "218 (Season Finale)"

    Adam Lambert Does Double Performing Duty on 'Idol' as New Winner is Crowned

    A new “American Idol” winner was crowned Sunday night, but not before Adam Lambert returned to the stage for the season finale for a pair of performances that included his new single and a duet with eliminated contestant Dimitrius Graham Sunday. The show concluded with Louisiana teen Laine Hardy showered in confetti as he was [...]

  • Beyonce Emilia Clarke

    Emilia Clarke Worried Beyonce Would Hate Daenerys After 'Game of Thrones'' Final Season

    After eight seasons as the Mother of Dragons, “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke has a lot of celebrity fans. But the most impressive? Probably Queen Bey. In a New Yorker interview posted after Sunday night’s series finale, Clarke revealed that she met Beyonce at an Oscars after-party hosted by the musician and her husband, [...]

  • Game of Thrones Finale

    Why the 'Game of Thrones' Finale Couldn't Have Satisfied Everyone

    The “Game of Thrones” finale may have achieved a strange feat: Aiming for fan service while being constrained, by its very nature, to the reality that it would end up pleasing only very few. The episode was larded with character touches designed for devotees — from a title, at long last, for fan favorite Bronn, [...]

  • Game of Thrones Finale

    'Game of Thrones': Celebrity Fans Have Mixed Reaction to Series Finale

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading if you have not seen the series finale of “Game of Thrones,” titled “The Iron Throne.”  Whether you loved it or hated it, the series finale of “Game of Thrones” was one for the history books. After the final episode aired Sunday night, fans across the globe took to [...]

  • ‘Game of Thrones’: 8 Shocking Moments

    ‘Game of Thrones’: 8 Shocking Moments From the Finale

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading if you have not seen the finale of “Game of Thrones.” Well, that’s it. After the “Game of Thrones” finale, many of us will likely emulate Jon Snow and just retire North of the Wall. It was billed as one of the biggest events in TV history, and showrunners [...]

  • Front row: CBS THIS MORNING co-hosts

    CBS Hurls New Anchor Team Into TV's Morning-News Wars

    News Team: Assemble. CBS News plans to hurl a new anchor squad into TV’s morning-news wars Monday when a different trio – Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil –  takes the helm at “CBS This Morning.” The A.M. effort that has won critical plaudits by focusing on harder news topics, like international affairs and [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content