[01/12/06 - 12:00 AM]
Bravo Hits the Gym with "Work Out" New Original Docu-Series

[via press release from Bravo]




Pasadena, CA - January 12, 2006 - Bravo introduces a new character-driven docu-drama, "Work Out," that will explore the world of high-end gym owner, Jackie Warner, her trainers and their clients with six-episode of the one-hour original series. "Work Out" is slated to premiere in third quarter of 2006 and was announced today by Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo, during the Bravo presentation at the Television Critics Tour.

"Bravo has had great success in introducing new characters with unique personalities and lifestyles to television audiences," said Zalaznick. "Just as the seemingly uncomplicated life of a hairstylist revealed explosive drama in 'Blow Out', viewers will be treated with a new level of high intensity entertainment with professional trainers in an exclusive gym."

"Work Out" will follow the full cast of characters that can be found at Jackie Warner's Sky Sports and spa, including the owner (Jackie), her celebrity-trainer, diverse team of personal trainers and all of their clients. The drama will follow them in and out of the gym, where their lives overlap and intersect on multiple levels. The spectacular facilities are only part of the draw to this gym, since owner Jackie Warner has dedicated herself to hiring the most attractive staff of trainers in the city. However, with youth and beauty comes high drama and emotional turmoil. Although Sky is a somewhat dysfunctional family, in the end, Jackie has created a place that has become a home for many.

"Work Out" will be produced by Mentorn Productions for Bravo. Bruce Toms, Amy Shpall, Lori Kaye, and Rob Carey will executive produce the series.

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming, acclaimed off-network dramas, comedy and music specials, 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," "Project Runway," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," and "Blow Out" as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye." The network's latest hits include "Being Bobby Brown" and "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List."

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal 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 a NBC 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.

  [january 2006]  


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