BRAVO ACQUIRES THE EMMY AWARD-WINNING SERIES "TAXICAB CONFESSIONS"
Three Back-To-Back Episodes Of "Taxicab Confessions" Premiere Friday, December 29, 11 pm-2 am ET/PT, Followed By New Year's Eve Marathon, December 31, 12:30-4:30 AM ET/PT
NEW YORK - December 27, 2006 � Bravo announced the acquisition of nine episodes of the Emmy Award-winning docu-drama series "Taxicab Confessions" in a deal with HBO. The announcement was made today by Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President, Programming and Production, Bravo. The critically-acclaimed, one-hour series makes its basic cable premiere on Bravo, Friday, December 29 with three back-to-back episodes (11 PM-2 AM ET/PT), followed by a New Year's Eve marathon and a fourth original episode, Sunday, December 31 (12:30-4:30 AM ET/PT).
"'Taxicab Confessions' was ground-breaking as one of the original reality series," said Berwick. "This award-winning show was raw, moving and shocking while at the same time poignant in its portrayal of urban lifestyles."
Using hidden lipstick cameras, "Taxicab Confessions" allowed viewers to watch as unsuspecting taxicab passengers unveiled their most vulnerable sides, revealing stories of love, life and loss. The series struck a chord with viewers and critics alike and became a pop culture phenomenon. The first episode originally aired on HBO in 1995 and went on to win the Emmy award for Outstanding Informational Special.
Voyeuristic and always curious, "Taxicab Confessions" demonstrates that the lives of real people are far more interesting than fiction. Memorable rides from Bravo's upcoming episodes include a French cabaret singer who's determined to be a survivor; a veteran pilot of the Spanish Civil War who remembers losing his best friend; and a pair of female strippers in love headed for a drive-thru wedding.
Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming, acclaimed drama series, movies, comedy and music specials, and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 83 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 original programming includes the Emmy nominated "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," 12-time Emmy-nominated "Inside the Actors Studio," "The Real Housewives of Orange County," "Top Chef," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program "Queer Eye," and the four time Emmy-nominated hit competition series "Project Runway."
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