We know exactly what you are thinking when it comes to this story: Doesn’t Bravo need even more series starring members of “The Real Housewives” franchise? You may groan and complain about overexposure, but obviously these things make money. There’s a pretty good business model behind paying the talent affordable rates, knowing that they’ll make most of their money from club appearances and selling anything that they can put their brand on.
At the Bravo upfronts, the House That Andy Cohen Kinda Built officially announced the following two spin-offs, which you probably either knew or assumed were coming up based on the network’s history:
“Manzo’d with Children” – Here’s the origin of this one from our mind. Caroline Manzo hated being around some of the other people on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” so she spoke out enough that they gave her a separate show that is meant to be a little more lighthearted, like the Italian-American “Duck Dynasty” without the controversial GQ interviews.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Wedding” – Please, don’t make this bland name the title for this show. This makes us cry out for the days of the ambiguous “Bethenny Getting Married?”, and even that was ridiculous since you knew the answer in advance. Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker have already tied the knot; we know that. Therefore, there’s no real reason to watch this unless you worship the ground that Kandi walks on, since it’s probably going to travel the same path that all of the other Bravo “wedding” shows have.
Bravo is also going to continue to cash in on the “Top Chef” franchise with “Best New Restaurant,” a title that speaks for itself; they continue to have no new ideas whatsoever in the unscripted realm, but you at least have the Lisa Edelstein series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” and “Odd Mom Out” … so they are at least trying to not just slowly will the viewers of America to accept throwing drinks and bad techno music videos as the norm.
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