BRAVO PREMIERES "GREAT THINGS ABOUT BEING..." WEEK FROM OCTOBER 3-7
ONE-HOUR, FIVE-PART COUNTDOWN SERIES LAUNCHES THE "GREAT THINGS ABOUT BEING..." STRAND AND EXAMINES BEING BLONDE, QUEER, 30, FROM A RED STATE AND FAT
NEW YORK -- September 12, 2005 -- Bravo's "Great Things About Being..." is a fun, facetious, satiric and sometimes edgy look at what pop culture tells us are the "Great Things About Being..." blond, queer, fat, 30, and from a red-state. The people who know best, those who are representative of the genre being uncovered, will take viewers through each of the five one-hour countdowns. The strand launches on Monday, October 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with "Great Things About Being..." Fat.
"'Great Things About Being...' is a provocative and often dead-on look at stereotypes created by popular culture, and provides a tongue-in-cheek and satirical perspective that most anyone can relate to," said Andrew Cohen, Vice President of Production and Programming, Bravo's pop culture pundit.
There are several "Great Things About Being..." that viewers might discover after watching the humorous series. "Great Things About Being..." 30 include, being able to run for office and knowing who you are. Some "Great Things About Being..." Fat are you have great cleavage and you're everybody's best friend. And what are a couple of "Great Things About Being" Queer? Well, there are the parades and the show tunes. Some "Great Things About Being..." A Red State are Elvis and the waffle house. Lastly, there are a few things named as "Great Things About Being..." Blonde, like you're the perfect homemaker and you always have more fun!
"Great Things About Being..." Week premieres as follows at 10 pm ET/PT:
"Great Things About Being..." - Fat -- Monday, October 3
"Great Things About Being..." - Queer -- Tuesday, October 4
"Great Things About Being..." - 30 -- Wednesday, October 5
"Great Things About Being..." - Blonde -- Thursday, October 6
"Great Things About Being..." - Red State -- Friday, October 7
"Great Things About Being..." is produced by Idiot Box Productions for Bravo. Executive Producers for Idiot Box Productions are Jo Honig and Dan Taberski.
Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, culture and pop culture with original programming, movies and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 79 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed and award-winning original programming includes "Inside the Actors Studio," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," "Project Greenlight," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." The network's other hits include "Project Runway," "Blow Out" and "Sports Kids Moms & Dads.
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