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The web-exclusive series showcase popular internet personalities Billy Eichner ("Jen"), William Sledd ("Ask A Gay Man") and "Top Chef's" Carlos Fernandez and Lee Anne Wong.

[via press release from Bravo]



Web-exclusive Series Showcase Popular Internet Personalities Billy Eichner ("Jen"); William Sledd ("Ask A Gay Man"); And "Top Chef's" Carlos Fernandez and Lee Anne Wong

NEW YORK, NY � June 5, 2007 � Continuing to provide Bravo fanatics with a deeper, richer experience, Bravo will expand its originally produced digital offerings this month with the introduction of four new web-exclusive series for www.BravoTV.com and www.OUTzoneTV.com. Premiering Tuesday, June 5, "My Life on the Z-List: Jen's Vlog," a companion web series to "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," showcases "Jen," (a.k.a. popular internet comedian Billy Eichner) Bravo's newest employee, as she attempts to gain fame and become the Web's new "It" girl. "Miami Spice: Hot Recipes with Latin Flavor" and "Top Recipe: The Wong Way to Cook" provide web extensions for fans to further savor "Top Chef," beginning Wednesday, June 13. And this month, You Tube sensation/23-year-old Gap manager William Sledd begins weekly vlogs for www.OUTzoneTV.com in the popular web series "Ask a Gay Man." The announcement was made by Jason Klarman, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital, Bravo.

"We're really ramping up our online original efforts, tapping both Bravo's buzziest personalities and those we've found on the web," said Klarman.


Every Tuesday, beginning June 5, on www.BravoTV.com (Following Tuesday night's "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List")

"My Life on the Z-List: Jen's Vlog" introduces the world to, well, Jen (comedian Billy Eichner), a 28-year-old self-proclaimed "New York fashion girl." Jen's just transitioned from a job in the cutthroat New York fashion world to a job working in the "glamorous" New York offices at Bravo. Every week, she broadcasts her video blog "live from her cubicle," attempting to become the Web's new "It" girl by sharing her thoughts on the new season of "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," as well as her own special Jen perspective on life at Bravo, pop culture and beyond. She's an overnight Jensation.


Launches on Wednesday, June 13 on www.BravoTV.com, and then regularly airs every Monday

Muy Caliente! Set in colorful Miami, the new season of "Top Chef" promises to pack lots of heat. Now, fans can get more of that Latin zest with the web-exclusive series "Miami Spice: Hot Recipes with Latin Flavor." "Top Chef" season two favorite Carlos Fernandez will prepare Latin dishes from across the various regions as host of "Miami Spice." Online users can learn the secrets on how to make dishes from clams with chorizo broth to red snapper Vera Cruz style.


Every Wednesday, beginning June 13, on www.BravoTV.com (Following Wednesday night's "Top Chef 3 Miami")

The first originally produced cooking program of its kind, Bravo's webisode series "Top Recipe: The Wong Way to Cook" returns for a second season. Each week, Chef Lee Anne Wong, one of the most popular and highly-regarded chefs featured on the first season of Bravo's "Top Chef" will demonstrate the winning recipe unveiled on the previous night's "Top Chef."


Weekly, beginning mid-June, on www.OUTzoneTV.com

Internet You Tube sensation William Sledd, the 23-year-old Paducah, Kentucky native with a video camera and a mission, brings his vlogs to www.OUTzoneTV.com. Sledd will create weekly several minute videos as part of his ongoing "Ask a Gay Man" series, where he tackles a thorny fashion topic and spins his advice into a few witty minutes of hilarious fun. From locations as diverse as his hometown of Paducah, to the streets of Manhattan, Sledd muses on all the wisdom and tips users need to survive the long hot summer. Webisode themes will include thought-provoking topics from the summer mani-pedi to dressing to beat the heat.

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 84 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."

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 an 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.

  [june 2007]  


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