Bravo wants a Sunday fun day
ShowTracker mentioned in March that Bravo was adding another night of original programming to its list -- bringing its total to five nights per week. And it looks like Sunday was crowned the winning fifth night, the network announced Monday.
As part of the plan, the folks over at the Major Case Squad on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” will be replaced with the feisty ladies of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta" on Sunday nights.
“We’re expanding to Sunday nights where we can kick off the week earlier and each night becomes a promotional platform for the next night becoming a domino effect that strengthens our schedule,” said Frances Berwick, Bravo Media's president, in a statement. “We think the buzz-worthy sensation surrounding ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ with its ravenous fanbase, is the ideal launch for this new night of original programming.”
Atlanta will move to Sundays beginning Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. In addition, Bravo will add an 11 p.m. edition of its gab fest “Watch What Happens Live,” hosted by Andy Cohen, the network's senior vice president of production and programming.
The network’s current roster also includes: “Thintervention” (Mondays), “Millionaire Matchmaker” (Tuesdays), “Top Chef Just Desserts” (Wednesdays) and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Watch What Happens: Live” (Thursdays).
ShowTrackers, what do you think of the expansion to Sundays? Are the antics of NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak too wild for a Sunday?
-- Yvonne Villarreal
Photo:"The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Credit: Bravo