Bravo orders "Top Designer"

TV Arts

David
BRAVO ANNOUNCES SERIES PICKUP OF NEW COMPETITIVE REALITY PROGRAM "TOP
DESIGNER" (WORKING TITLE) -- A TEN EPISODE ONE-HOUR NEW ORIGINAL
SERIES 

BRAVO INKS DEAL WITH STONE & COMPANY ENTERTAINMENT IN SEARCH OF
AMERICA'S NEXT GREAT INTERIOR DESIGNER -- CASTING CURRENTLY UNDERWAY 

NEW YORK - JULY 26, 2006 - Bravo announces series pick-up of "Top
Designer" (working title), which was previously announced as a series
in development under the "Top Decorator" title. Bravo has partnered
with Stone & Company Entertainment to bring viewers this new one-hour
ten episode competition series searching for America's next great
interior designer. Through a series of weekly pressure-filled
challenges testing creativity, ingenuity and interpersonal skills,
contestants will be competing for cash to start their own design firm
and a spot in one of New York's finest designer showcases. Contestants
will be drawn together from all walks of life and will possess a range
of skills and training. The announcement was made today by Frances
Berwick, EVP, Programming & Production, Bravo. 

"Bravo's critically acclaimed reality competition shows that go inside
creative professions have paved the way for the competitive spirit to
thrive in an even more universal setting - the home," said Berwick.
"This creative new series combines the fast-paced and upscale world of
interior design with high pressure and entertaining competition." 

With casting currently underway, trained professional interior
designers, self-taught aspiring designers, and non-professional
artists with a passion for interior design are invited to meet with
"Top Designer" casting producers. For application information and
submission guidelines, interested candidates may contact MysticArt
Pictures, 818.563.4121 or [email protected], and visit
www.topdesignertv.com. 

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 80 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," 13-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 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.
                                            
Chelsea
HGTV's "Design Star" contestants are competing for their own show.  No way 
mere money can compete with "fame" as a prize....