kandi burruss kandi factory bravo Bravo greenlights 17 new series; Phaedra Parks, Gordon Ramsay, Marti Noxon projects in developmentBravo’s original programming is getting a boost with the greenlight of 17 new unscripted series, renewal of 18 ongoing unscripted shows and announcement of six more shows in development.

Several of the new series were previously announced — including “Real Housewives of Atlanta” spinoff “The Kandi Factory,” which stars Kandi Burruss and premieres next week (April 9), and “Most Eligible Dallas” spinoff “Courtney Loves Dallas” starring Courtney Kerr (airdate TBD).

Additionally, Bravo added three unscripted projects to its development slate: Gordon Ramsay’s competition series “America’s Best Restaurant” modeled after his U.K. series “Ramsay’s Best Restaurant”; “Rich People’s Problems,” another “Atlanta” spinoff starring Phaedra Parks and focused on quirky legal cases; and “Ivy League Confidential” following four elite college admissions consultants in New York and Los Angeles.

Bravo also continues to work on scripted programming (the network’s scripted pilot “Rita,” starring Anna Gunn of “Breaking Bad,” is in production and could go to series in the fall) and added three new scripted projects to their development slate: “Girlfriends Guide to Divorce” based on Vicki Iovine’s books and executive produced by Marti Noxon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”); “Heiresses” based on a novel by “Pretty Little Liars” author Sara Sheperd; and 1980s-set Wall Street drama “High and Low” written and executive produced by “The Sopranos” star Michael Imperioli.

New unscripted series set to premiere this summer are: “Newlyweds: The First Year” (May 6) following four couples through their first year of marriage; “Princesses: Long Island” (June 2) focused on six young women living with their rich parents; “Below Deck” (summer), a look at the upstairs/downstairs lives of a privately owned yacht crew; “Eat, Drink, Love” (summer) following women working in the male-dominated Los Angeles restaurant and food industry; “Property Envy” (summer), a panel talk show discussing lavish homes; and “Taking Atlanta” (summer), tracking “ambitious young go-getters.”

Set to premiere in the fall are: “City Sisters,” set in the world of New York’s real estate, media and fashion elite; “Extreme Guide to Parenting” spotlighting two different households with unusual parenting styles each week; and “Thicker Than Water: The Tankards” centered on former NBA player turned gospel singer Ben Tankard and his family.

Also receiving a greenlight are: “Divorce Diva,” “Fashion Queens,” “Southern Charm,” “Two Fit Girls,” “Ladies of London” and “100 Days of Summer.”

Series renewed include “Flipping Out,” “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,” “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters,” “Chef Roble & Co,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Shahs of Sunset” and five editions of “Real Housewives” — New Jersey (returning June 2), Miami, Beverly Hills, Atlanta and New York. “The Real Housewives of Orange County” just launched its newest season last night.

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