BRAVO MEDIA GREENLIGHTS TWO SCRIPTED PILOTS "MY SO CALLED WIFE" AND "TRUE FICTION" FROM UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS
NEW YORK - September 22, 2015 - Bravo Media continues its commitment to scripted programming, announcing it will shoot two scripted pilots from Universal Cable Productions. The dark comedies include "My So Called Wife" (working title) from Adam Brooks ("Definitely, Maybe,") and Paul Adelstein ("Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce") following a female con-artist and "True Fiction" (working title) from Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban ("Saved") about a professor desperate for her next hit who steals her late student's manuscript. This announcement comes on the heels of the network announcing the season two pick-up of scripted comedy "Odd Mom Out." Bravo's first scripted series, "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," is slated to return for a sophomore season later this year.
"As Bravo expands in the scripted space, we are committed to exploring worlds and characters that are distinctly different from our established slate," said Lara Spotts, Senior Vice President of Development for Bravo Media. "'My So Called Wife' and 'True Fiction' take us on wild rides as dramatic as they are funny -- with one being a quest to uncover the truth and the other a mission to hide it at all costs."
"Joining Bravo on their journey into scripted programming with 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' has been an amazing experience as we watched the audience connect with characters we love," said Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development, Universal Cable Productions. "We are excited to partner once again with Bravo to deliver distinctive and thought-provoking storytelling, this time with the stellar teams of Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban behind 'True Fiction' plus Adam Brooks and Paul Adelstein on 'My So Called Wife.'"
"My So Called Wife"
Written and executive produced by Adam Brooks and Paul Adelstein for Universal Cable Productions with Brooks set to direct.
A dark comedy following Ava, a master-of-disguise con-artist who gets men and women to fall in love with her, marries them and then disappears with their money and just enough dirty inside information to guarantee they will never go to the police. But things get complicated when she falls in love with her latest mark, and three of her last victims join together to track her down.
Written and executive produced by Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban for Universal Cable Productions with Dannelly set to direct.
A once best-selling novelist turned prestigious East Coast college professor has been struggling with her much anticipated, and embarrassingly belated follow-up book. But the sudden death of her most arrogant and hated student creates an opportunity for her to claim his manuscript as her own. She is haunted by whether to take credit for his work and finally get her career back on track or come forward with a rapidly unraveling truth that is juicier and more scandalous than any work of fiction.
About Bravo Media
Bravo Media is the premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives the cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content that focuses on the network's passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital and pop culture. The network's diversified slate includes Bravo's first scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," scripted comedy "Odd Mom Out," and unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning "Top Chef," "Vanderpump Rules," "Below Deck," "Thicker Than Water" and the popular "Million Dollar Listing" and "The Real Housewives" franchises as well as the only live late-night talk show, "Watch What Happens Live." Available in 92 million homes, 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. Watch Bravo anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.
About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. UCP's content library spans classics such as Emmy-award winning, "Monk," and critic and fan favorites "Psych," "Battlestar Galactica," and "Warehouse 13." In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks, including: "Colony" (2016), "Dig," "Mr. Robot," "Playing House," "Royal Pains," "Satisfaction" and "Suits" on USA Network; "12 Monkeys," "Childhood's End" (2015), "Defiance," "Dominion," "Hunters" (2016), "Killjoys," and "Magicians" (2016) on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" on Bravo; "The Royals," on E!; "Difficult People" on Hulu; "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray; and "Side Effects" on Awesomeness TV/YouTube. Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.