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Bravo announces even more series, including a scripted one

April 6, 2011 |  1:29 pm

For the naysayers who just can’t believe some of the crazy antics seen on any one of the “Real Housewives” series could be real, Bravo is offering an alternative: The network is developing a scripted series.

A week after announcing a slate of 11 new series (and five returning ones), Bravo continues to amp up its programming with the announcement Wednesday of eight new series, including its venture into the scripted arena with “Face Down.”

“Face Down,” produced by Lionsgate, will follow a makeup artist as he navigates the unrelenting world of demanding stars and socialites.

The network isn't totally new to scripted series. Bravo aired the off-network "Six Feet Under" in 2006 and "Quarterlife" moved to Bravo from NBC, its sister network, in 2008 after the peacock network canned it. And back in 2009 Bravo announced plans for two scripted series that never saw the light. But maybe it will work this time. Time will tell.

But on to what Bravo does best: reality. New additional series will include:

-- “The Annabel Tollman Project” (working title) is an inside look at the former Interview magazine fashion director turned celebrity stylist as she dresses the stars. Clients include Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Simpson. Hmm. What would Rachel Zoe say?

-- In “Untitled Decades Project,” get a peek into the lives of Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos, who operate renowned vintage stores Decades and decadestwo.1, as they add treasures from A-list closets to their collections.

-- “Gallery Girls” follows the lives of six twentysomething women that work in New York City’s hippest art galleries. 

-- In “Jason of Beverly Hills,” we’re introduced to Jason Arasheben, the jeweler to some of today’s biggest stars.

-- In “The Kristoffer Winters Project” (working title), house-flipper Kristoffer Winters transforms million-dollar homes into multimillion-dollar homes.

-- “Women of Wall Street” puts the focus on the financial sector’s secret weapon: the ladies.  The docu-series follows the daily lives of five successful women who “deal in millions in the marketplace, invest in new businesses, and hang with billionaires.”

-- “The Wedding Planner”(working title) is no longer just Jennifer Lopez’s greatest cinematic acheivement (joking). Get to know Kristin Banta, the larger than life wedding planner in the docu-series, as she deals with bridezillas and over-the-top flower arrangements.

-- Yvonne Villarreal