or


[01/10/12 - 10:05 AM]
Bravo Media Elevates Deirdre Bianchi to Vice President, Program Planning and Acquisitions
In her new role, Bianchi will oversee the strategic scheduling of Bravo programming, all off-network and motion picture acquisitions.

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO MEDIA ELEVATES DEIRDRE BIANCHI TO VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAM PLANNING AND ACQUISITIONS

NEW YORK - January 10, 2012 - On the heels of announcing a 25 percent increase in the network's original programming for 2012, Bravo Media further strengthens its programming team by elevating Deirdre Bianchi to the newly created position of Vice President of Program Planning and Acquisitions. In her new role, Bianchi will oversee the strategic scheduling of Bravo programming, all off-network and motion picture acquisitions and serve as the network's conduit to NBCUniversal's cross platform programmers. In addition, she will focus on Bravo's upcoming 2012 programming slate, including establishing the popular interactive late night talk show, "Watch What Happens: Live," to five nights a week. Based in New York, she will report to David Brewer, Vice President of Program Strategy and Acquisitions.

"Deirdre's invaluable experience and passion for television make her vital to the evolving programming landscape at Bravo," said Brewer. "We are fortunate to have her on our formidable team that will raise the network's programming to new heights in 2012."

Bianchi previously held the position of Senior Director of Strategic Program Planning where she managed the creation and distribution of Bravo's schedules including episodic and movies. During her tenure, the network has increased programming by 25 percent and ascended from No. 13 to No. 11 ranking among all cable entertainment networks with adults 18-49. She was instrumental to the expansion of original programming to five nights a week starting with "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" moving to Sundays in Fall 2010 and most recently with the network's successful "First Look Friday" launch. Bianchi also played a pivotal role strategizing on the series launches for "Chef Robl´┐Ż & Co.," "Pregnant in Heels" and "The Real Housewives of Miami."

Prior to joining Bravo, Bianchi worked at Comedy Central as Director of Program Scheduling where she managed the program scheduling team which launched the hit series "Tosh.O." Previously, she lived in San Diego where she programmed for the FOX and UPN affiliates. Bianchi graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Management. She currently resides in Montvale, New Jersey with her husband Drew and daughter Sophia.

Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, 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 NBCUniversal 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. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.





  [january 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· CHEF ROBLE & CO (BRAVO)
· PREGNANT IN HEELS (BRAVO)
· REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA, THE (BRAVO)
· REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI, THE (BRAVO)
· TOSH.0 (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· WATCH WHAT HAPPENS: LIVE (BRAVO)









[12/20/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Friday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/20/14 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night with its perennial newsmagazine.

[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
Season Two of "My Big Redneck Family" Premieres Saturday, January 17 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Tom Arnold is back to host the 13-episode second season as this lovable gang faces more parenting problems, marital misadventures and questionable career moves than ever before.

[12/19/14 - 08:03 AM]
First-Time People's Choice Award Nominee Iggy Azalea and Last Year's People's Choice Award Winner Fall Out Boy to Perform at "People's Choice Awards 2015"
They will join the lineup with recently announced performers Lady Antebellum.