via Press Release – Bravo Media Greenlights 2 New Series & Picks Up Season 2 ‘Don’t Be Tardy’ with Kim Zolciak

Bravo Media’s announcement of two new shows plus a returning one all set in and around Atlanta, Georgia, means that Atlanta joins New York City & Los Angeles as host cities to several Bravo Media produced reality programs.

There was no surprise with confirmation that Kim Zolicak is returning with a second season of her Real Housewives’ spin off “Don’t Be Tardy…“, which in its first season culminated in her wedding to Kroy Biermann and averaged over 1.6m viewers and 0.70 in the 18-49 demo per episode.

More interesting are the two new shows set in Atlanta; Married to Medicine set around women who are doctors or are married to doctors and Taking Atlanta which will be set among the ‘next generation’. Taking Atlanta, still only a working title, seems to be another attempt by Bravo Media to create a hit ensemble show starring the under 30 year old set. This is a very important demographic for them as their previous attempts have largely failed. Most Eligible Dallas, which was planned to be the first in a new franchise “Most Eligible …..“, wasn’t as successful as hoped and Most Eligible New York which was about to begin production was cancelled. Shahs of Sunset, which also features this demographic, is too centered on the former nationality of its stars to be easily replicated in other cities.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta was the first of the Real Housewives franchise to not feature an all Caucasian cast, and it will be interesting to see the ethnic makeup of these two new shows. It will be very important that Married to Medicine shows true ethnic diversity in its cast and doesn’t become the ‘white’ Real DoctorWives of Atlanta, as with Kim Zolciak eventually leaving RHoA, that cast is now an all black one.

The producers of Married to Medicine; FremantleMedia and Purveyors of Pop are still casting both the Atlanta based show as well as when to be set in Miami. If you’re interested details are at their Facebook page.

Before RHoA came along Bravo Media was heavily criticized by its audience for showing no diversity in the cast of the other Real Housewives franchises, and the casting of these new Atlanta shows will provide them with an interesting balancing act in their casting.

No word yet on when any of these shows will debut, although we’d expect the latter part of 2013 for the new series and perhaps a little earlier than that for Don’t Be Tardy…..

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27 Nov 2012 10:42 AM

HOLD ON TO YOUR WIGS AS BRAVO MEDIA GREENLIGHTS TWO NEW SERIES AND PICKS UP SEASON TWO OF KIM ZOLCIAK’S “DON”T BE TARDY…

New Atlanta-Based Series “Married to Medicine” And “Taking Atlanta” To Spotlight Life In The Crown Jewel of the South

NEW YORK – November 27, 2012 – Bravo Media heats up Hotlanta as the network greenlights two new series focusing on life in Atlanta; “Married to Medicine” and “Taking Atlanta” and picks up a second season of “Don’t Be Tardy…,” following everyone’s favorite wig-wearing Atlanta Housewife Kim Zolciak. “Taking Atlanta” follows a group of aspiring and ambitious Atlanta locals who fight to succeed in their career, look for love and enjoy what “The New South” has to offer. “Married to Medicine” takes viewers inside the medical world in Atlanta with a group of powerful women where the rules of the society they play in are just as high stakes as the medical world they live in. For more information, visit WWW.BRAVOTV.COM and follow us on Twitter at HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/BRAVOPR.

Don’t Be Tardy…” (working title)
Produced by True Entertainment with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin and Colleen Sands serving as Executive Producers

Season two follows Kim and Kroy Biermann in the next phase of their marriage, which involves the demands of their ever-growing family, purchasing their dream house, and a possible adoption. The pressure is on as Kim tries to resolve extended family issues and manage the renovation of their house all while juggling being a loving mother, a caring wife and staying in the limelight.

Married to Medicine

Produced by FremantleMedia North America and developed by Purveyors of Pop with Matt Anderson, Nate Green and Maty Buss serving as Executive Producers.

Married to Medicine” follows a group of successful and educated women, including doctors and wives of doctors, who are connected to the world of medicine in Atlanta. Whether delivering babies in Louboutins or rushing off to galas in Buckhead, these women do everything with style, drama, and of course, southern flair.

Taking Atlanta” (working title)
Produced by NFGTV and Monami Entertainment with Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman and Mona Scott-Young serving as Executive Producers.

Taking Atlanta” tracks the city’s next-generation movers and shakers as they make their mark in the glamorous arenas of fashion, music, hospitality and real estate while enjoying the city’s sizzling social scene and balancing the demands of their tumultuous family situations.

Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit WWW.BRAVOTV.COM. Follow us on Twitter at HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/BRAVOPR.

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