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Love is calling Bravo, and Donny Deutsch is ready to answer

January 27, 2011 |  1:42 pm

Deutsch He’s climbed to the top of the advertising industry, and made a name for himself, again, on the raucous world of cable news. Now, Donny Deutsch is apparently ready to take on the problems in your love life.

“It’s really just helping women understand guys,” Deutsch said of his live call-in special, “Love Calling,” which airs at 11 p.m. on Bravo. "It's going to be really helpful, fun, and start some dialog between couples."

He said it’s a new take on an old format: whether it’s a phone call, a tweet, or on Skype, Deutsch cast himself as the lucky oracle who has managed to figure out both men and women think, ready to answer viewer's questions  . He’s a guy’s guy, he said, but he’s also worked with many women in his career and has daughters. “Frankly,” Deutsch said, “I’ve been doing this my whole life.”

Although “Love Calling” is only slated as of now as a one-time special, Deutsch said he sees potentia Lovecalling l for the show to develop into something more. Deutsch made a name for himself as an advertising executive and has run his own successful ad agency; in recent years, he’s also popped up as a television personality. He had a nightly talk show on CNBC, “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch,” that was canceled in December 2008, and has appeared as a commentator on the “Today Show,” CNN HLN and MSNBC.

Considering his show premieres after the first part of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reunion, Show Tracker asked Deutsch to give a preview of “Love Calling” by offering advice for the two single housewives.  

Camille Grammer, who has recently split from her newly engaged husband, Kelsey, should keep her children in mind, Deutsch said. When she’s ready to go back into the dating field -- and she’s hinted to being back in the fold in a recent “Watch What Happens Live” appearance -- Deutsch she ought to consider, “How does this man come into my kids’ life?”

If she wants to chase after the bad-boy type, or someone not ready to handle family life with children, “you have to change your behavior,” he said.

But Kim Richards has more freedom, since her children are older. “I think all bets are off,” Deutsch said. An older man, a younger man, differences in background or religion -- in her case, she can overlook differences if it’s the right fit. “It’s time to throw caution to the wind.”

-- Rick Rojas