Bravo Announces New Daytime Talk Show: Find Out Which Bravolebs Are Involved!

Posted on Mar 9 2015 - 3:33pm by Dani-K

Bravo New Show Collage

Have you been scratching your head at the drama going on with ABC’s “The View?” Who’s in, who’s out, who’s quitting, who’s fired? Apparently Bravo feels this is the time to strike in the daytime talk show arena, but have a different spin on the traditional concept. And let’s face it, they certainly can’t do any worse.

According to a Bravo Press Release the concept of the show will feature eight Bravolebrities, rotating each host pertaining to their given specialty. Andy Cohen is said to be involved, though his exact role, whether he’s in front of the camera or behind, isn’t known. Meet seven of the experts:

Food & Wine:
Gregory Gourdet, recent runner-up from Top Chef. Gregory didn’t win, but fans loved him for his personality and expertise in culinary arts.

World & Travel:
Reza Farahan from Shahs of Sunset. This guy is hilarious and has traveled the world. It’s said he’ll cover serious topics like world politics and fun stuff like travel destinations.

Love & Romance:
Candace Smith from Millionaire Matchmaker. Candace was a past contestant on Survivor and the Miss USA pageant. She also holds a law degree. Not sure what any of those credentials have to do with love and romance, but I guess Patti Stanger was busy.

Luxury & Comedy:
Jenni Pulos from Flipping Out. If there is to be one mainstay of the show, my vote is for Jenni. If she can work with Jeff Lewis, then she can work with anybody. Plus, Jenni’s funny and can rap pretty well for a white girl.

Fashion & Style:
Tom Sandoval from Vanderpump Rules. If you don’t know who Tom is, he’s what I call “the voice of reason” character on Vanderpump Rules, though take that with a grain of salt. There are no reasonable voices on that show.

Sports & Leisure:
Charley Walters from Friends to Lovers. Again, not a household name, but he’s important because he’ll likely become one of the first mainstream gay sportscasters. Charlie has covered the past several Olympic Games.

Family & Lifestyle:
Kathy Wakile from The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She’s known for her desserts and devotion to family, and even if some of those family members don’t want her around, her new audience family will.

Although there’s no release date, Bravo is aiming for this fall or early next year. 

 

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  • Sophia

    Bravo has created yet another loser of a show.
    Tom Sandoval on style? The guy can’t even pull his head out of his ass.

    • Sunny

      And Reza on world politics? I dunno, but I would probably check it out anyway.

      • Sophia

        Reza is funny but a dumb ass. I don’t care to hear his opinion on politics. How do you take that seriously when he wants to go back to Iran and thinks it is an okay place to be? This has to be a joke.

    • GinaXOXO

      Worst casting ever. I thought it was a joke.

      • Sophia

        haha, I did too and still wonder if it is.

  • misstc

    Candace Smith? She needs to be fired from Millionaire Matchmaker-worst assistant EVER on MM. She’s rude, opinionated & downright nasty; last night proof that Patti was happy w/her comments & loud cackle of laughter at one of hopefuls. Then make fun of girl w/ a pet pig, saying “Where I’m from, we eat pigs”. Nope, they can do better w/o her.

  • italiano bambino

    Somewhere in Dunbary Connecticut a Narcissist head EXPLOTED

    I work so won’t watch it.

    Wonder who be the people visiting that show. All the fired Bravolebrities

    • twifan2

      NOW that’s pic that would be worth $100K! 😀

      • GinaXOXO

        What do you mean? Did she get fired??

        • twifan2

          I meant that Dina didn’t get a show on Bravo like Kathy Wakile did.
          I don’t think Dina’s Glam spots did very well.

      • italiano bambino

        She lost her shit lol

    • GinaXOXO

      Hey!! I use to post with you all of the time. How are you! Did you quit posting at the other place–where I use to “see” you??

      I won’t watch it. They didn’t really cast any fan favorites. They should have Jeff Lewis.

      • Sophia

        That other place being “Reality Tea? Just curious. I was on there when people were saying things like they hope Yolanda would just die and other rude comments about her illness. I stood up for her and was kicked off. Reality Tea sucks.

        • GinaXOXO

          Me too. Was that recently? I got kicked off AND the people saying that horrible stuff are still there.

          • Sophia

            YES!!! I was just telling people to be compassionate and got kicked off for harassing others. What a joke. What were you kicked off for?

          • GinaXOXO

            I didn’t get an email. I tried to sign in and got a message saying I was banned. But, it was that night. A poster said I was a troll and made other personal attacks — I never once called anyone a name. IMO, I got kicked out because I like Brandi, Yolanda, and Kim. A lot of my comments got removed. I can only assume posters flagged me because they didn’t like my view.

            It was Feb 27th. I think you were one of the people telling them they were out of line the same night.

          • Sophia

            Yes, sounds very familiar to what I happened. I didn’t get an email later. I just was banned because people were peeved because I was trying to get them to see that what they were saying was cruel and without compassion. The site is set up only to hate. That is why I have bashed them over and over on Twitter. My name on twitter is powerflower99. Add me if you like. Same avatar. 😉 So sorry you had that experience. Nasty people. I don’t agree with your view on Brandi but it’s no reason we can’t get along. xxx

          • Sophia

            I have lots of fans of Brandi and Kim on my twitter account.

          • GinaXOXO

            I agree. It use to be fun to be pals with fans of other HWs but it has been really intense lately (there). I wouldn’t go back even if they unbanned me. I was looking to see if the people I disagreed with were still active (they were) and noticed every single comment was anti Kim/Brandi with a couple of exceptions. I felt bad when I saw comments starting with Brandi has a point or Kim was attacked by Lisa R.

            MJ Mod is a regular poster and she has been jumped on for not Liking Lisa R.

            I really don’t have any idea why viewers are so hard on Yolanda. She doesn’t deserve that at all.

            I found you! You LISAVP fan, you. Lol. I don’t do anything with Twitter but look. I signed up to get weather alerts. So, you’ll find me very boring.

          • Sophia

            That’s okay because we will see each other here.
            Reality Tea is set up to hate. I have posted nasty comments there but I have also posted nice comments. Nice comments do not cut it on that site and they should be ashamed for being such a negative outlet. Other than Satan (lol) everyone has an endearing quality to them and should be recognized for it. Reality Tea cannot accept that. What’s worse is having people on there wishing horrible physical pain on Yolanda and their (Reality Tea’s) encouragement of it. So I wouldn’t go back, either. Such hate and negativity.

          • GinaXOXO

            Right! Where to start–you hit on so many of my thoughts. Did you see Mary’s blog that slammed Yolanda?? She wrote something about Yolanda being Brandi’s friend because she is Lyme-brained. It was so obnoxious.

            It does seem set up to hate. Just a few weeks ago it was a little lighter but it has been getting progressively darker. I noticed it was getting less tolerant of unpopular views and I toned it down quite a bit. I would try to keep it light and play around and get posters saying that I was baiting . . . that has happened before (last season) and I check myself and pull it back.

            It was hard to do when they were so awful about Yolanda. It was also hard when they were praising LisaR for the way she behaved.

            What is so interesting to me about the HW shows is that we all pick favorites and we will see the same episodes and have such different views about what we saw. It is a puzzle!!

          • Sophia

            I have been through so much with family members and friends with debilitating diseases such as many kinds of Cancer, ALS … other stuff. It’s so hard to watch someone suffer. No one should have to endure such pain. But to deliberately call out people who are ill in such a horrendous way is beyond forgivable. I just hope I am not standing near any of them when Karma comes back to haunt them. I take it “Mary” is one of the bloggers on Reality Tea. What a hateful thing to say about Yolanda. What’s really sad is that people that don’t seem to travel don’t understand Yolanda and shrug her off as cold and uncaring. Northern Europeans, Russians, Scandanavians can come off like that and not have a mean bone in their body. It’s part of the culture. They don’t put everything out on the clothes line for everyone to see.
            I completely agree with you in that we all see something different in the people on these shows. I may disagree with you but just because you have an opinion, does not define the person who you are. And that goes for the entire posting sections on the web. But to ban someone for having an “unpopular” view is the most unprofessional thing a “news” outlet can do. It just shows their lack of professionalism. How can one such as you or I not take that personally? I just realize that Reality Tea is a hate based website. I’m sorry for what you went through. I’m so glad that we have this wonderful website to post.

          • GinaXOXO

            I am so so glad to have this website!!

            I feel bad for what you went through too–and I’ve mentioned seeing posters there now being treated badly for having an unpopular view–I was looking a few minutes ago. I don’t think I realized how unpopular my view was (is) until stepping away (forced) and just reading. There are only a few people who don’t go along with the status quo and they are being treated badly. But, to give posters there an honest shake it has been getting worse and hasn’t always been this “dark”. Viewers seem to be more vested with the way the storyline with Kim has gone. After poker night it became a little more serious and less tolerant of misaligned views.

            Yeah, Mary is a blogger. I am shocked by what viewers say about Yolanda at RT. I would think the extreme comments would be deleted but they aren’t–they are celebrated. I’m sorry you have had to watch loved ones suffer–it does make us more sympathetic to someone who is going through the hardest of times. I hope Yolanda recovers and feels well soon.

          • Sophia

            Thank you.
            I’m using twitter as an outlet to let the cast know what is going on with RT. If it is a site only to go to diss the show’s talent, then it’s not credible and the people on the show need to know about it to not give info to them. It’s all a big set up.
            I’m like you, I’m very glad to know that we have this website. People are nice and respectful on here and all views are shown. RT has a lot to learn.
            The Yolanda thread was just too much for me. I don’t have that kind of hate in my body so that site just isn’t for me or anyone that is hoping for a positive social outlet, talking about their favorite programs. Wishing someone further illness or questioning whether they even have an illness is just evil in my opinion.

          • GinaXOXO

            I never thought about the cast needing to know about RT. Interesting then that LisaVP has tweeted about RT. Have any of the other HWs??

            Were you at RT during any of the RHONJ seasons?? The only HW show I really watch is RHOBH so I wasn’t too “vested” BUT wow it gets ugly. The things said about Teresa, Joe, and their daughters is even worse than what they say about Yolanda. It is so hypocritical that everyone agrees that kids are off limits unless they are Teresa’s. There is something very wrong with the psyche of someone to say the ugliest of things. AND if I had a website I would delete all of it and warn the poster. There were posts about death, rape, incest . . . the worst of the worst.

            Then when Amber joined there were posts wishing Amber would die from cancer because of Jim’s involvement of with a botched cancer drug. How could a person write that let alone *think* it.

            I keep thinking of LisaR’s “I am a nice person” . . . lol . . . I *am* a nice person and I am the one who got banned. OMG!! But, the people wishing death and cancer on people are still there . . . what does that say about them??????

          • Sophia

            I’m so new to Twitter and RT that I have only been on about a month and a half so I really don’t know that much about the past and who tweeted about RT.
            I didn’t see anything about RHONJ. I’m kind of a seasonal fan, only when the show is on do I discuss the topics unless it is RHOBH. I’m pretty loyal to RHOBH.
            Thank you for telling me all of this. It just reminds me to never touch my toes in that website again. People hide behind their monitors with fake names, avatars, etc.. and think that it’s okay to write and never be held accountable for their hate speech. Good for them but I want no part of it and I hope that you have stopped going there, it’s too much for negativity that effects us in many ways in our brains. You’re not like that and many people are not like that. Let them hate all they want and just be glad you don’t have to be around them on a daily basis. xoxo
            To answer your question: What does that say about them? I’m sure God, Karma or any other religion will find them guilty of being horrid and their punishment will

          • GinaXOXO

            Here is the quote from Mary, one of their writers.

            “No one is really happy with Brandi on the show right now, including Brandi,” continues the source, who says Brandi has lost almost all of her allies except for Kim and Yolanda Foster (does that count considering Yo is too lyme-brained to remember who Brandi is?).””

          • Sophia

            It sounds to me like “Mary” needs to get a life. Clearly she has more problems than the normal lay person can sort out. She’s pandering to hateful people. What does that say about her? Only a trained professional can tell. I really don’t think that website will continue to thrive with the way it is now. What reputable advertiser wants a part of that? Too much liability. We’re here now and on a great website with nice people. We are the lucky ones. xo

          • italiano bambino

            Hey i have a soft spot for brandi kim and yolanda.

          • GinaXOXO

            You clearly are wiser than I am and jumped off RT before I did. I thought I was the only person in the world that didn’t worship LisaVP—or that understood Brandi—and adored Yolanda—wished the best for Kim—-and thought Eileen was cold—-and saw that LisaR is a little thirsty with great energy.

            I really would ask myself what the hell was wrong with me that I couldn’t see things the way *everyone* else did. AND I love that allaboutthetea isn’t one sided and accepts all views–even if most of you do not agree with me. (:

          • italiano bambino

            Hi babe i still go there and post mostly talk shit. I personally don’t care if people agree with my comment. or not just my opinion of this people. at the end of the day is just a show. But with that said i don’t get blinded with Lisa V charm she can be a snake too.

          • Sophia

            Probably so. I can’t go back to check because all of my comments were deleted by the moderator.

          • GinaXOXO

            All of them?? Wow.

            I should show you examples of what was “removed”.

            Meh. it was for the best.

          • Sophia

            I’m not sure if all of them or what. When I went back I noticed that my posts were removed. Not from other threads, just Yolanda’s. I agree it was for the best. I don’t need Reality Tea’s poison.

          • Birdie

            Geez…isn’t that considered compassionate harassment? How dare you…lmao 😀

          • Sophia

            haha… Yeah I’m a real harasser. Asking people to look into their hearts and think about what they were saying. I did say at one point, “people without compassion are without souls”. That was what got me kicked off. I didn’t point the comment to anyone in particular.

          • Birdie

            You fiend. 🙂 You’re free to call out compassionless souls here..never fear. LOL

          • Sophia

            haha, I’ll remember that.

          • MorningYawn

            I’m so sorry to hear that Gina! I was just posting there with you last week! I am glad to see you here where we can agree / disagree and still respect!!

          • GinaXOXO

            Hi!! I wasn’t going to mention it–I am sorta glad I did. I miss so many of the posters and I can’t say goodbye or “meet me here” to anyone.

            I know—some of us had a lot of fun teasing and snarking. I could tell that it was getting a little darker. I should have known to tone it down a bit until viewers relaxed a bit.

            I am so glad I have found a few of my old friends here!!

        • Fritz the. At

          I used to love reality tea but now it’s turned into a garbage dump. The language, attacks and hate by these radar on line rejects got too much. They are mostly new people there now. When I commented on a post using such vile language, I was attacked and told to go F myself, freedom off speech blah blah blah.
          Most of the good people have come here so it’s ok

          • Sophia

            Glad you are here. Reality Tea is going to ruin their business if it is just based on hate and harassment. I hope they do. They deserve it for letting people wish horrible things on an ill person.

          • Birdie

            Wow..I haven’t been there in ages, I was scolded once, then my comments kept instantly deleting…LOL. I don’t miss it at all.

          • Sophia

            One day I noticed that Reality Tea was tweeting to Lisa VP and kissing up to her like Lisa would ever give them any juicy tidbits… I tweeted Lisa and told her about how I was treated over sticking up for Yolanda after everyone was posting wishes for more illness, pain, suffering, etc… Just get the word out to the people on tv that are affected by this nasty website. Reality Tea must hire the most hateful and horrible people on earth.

          • GinaXOXO

            . . . and here we are. HEEHEE

            As more and more of us come here I really hope that it doesn’t become the same. We need a good cop to keep it civil and not so ugly.

          • Fritz the. At

            We have Doc. She will keep it real and nice.

        • italiano bambino

          Wtf really? I mean one thing is snark but to wish someone death that’s so unnecessary. Time to stop watching the show and step away from the key board.

          • Sophia

            Great point. EXACTLY.

        • Dani-K

          Wow Sophia! Some people need to get a life! Love having you here – were you are entitled to have your opinions.

          • Sophia

            Thank you, Dani. I’m happy to be here and am looking forward to having many discussions with you in the future. Thank you for your very kind words. They are most welcome. xxxoooxxx

      • Sophia

        Jeff Lewis would be great! He is hilarious and is intelligent, which would keep the audience watching. Good idea.

        • Birdie

          I love Jeff…dark humor SO funny…and his tongue in cheek prissness is great.

      • Fritz the. At

        I also loved the Bambino at the other place. I was rocky road back then.

      • italiano bambino

        Hi babe is me bam how are you?

        • GinaXOXO

          You are “the bam” from RT, right?? You were a regular and then bam–you fell off the face of the earth. LOL

    • MorningYawn

      My thoughts exactl, BAM! I can here T jealously screeching and screaming from here!

      • italiano bambino

        She probably was taser you know how she looses her shit lol

        • MorningYawn

          Oooh! Like that idea! Frying what’s left of her extension-less hair!

    • MidwestMiddie

      I would agree with you except for all of the Big Names willing to
      show up at WWHL. It took some time before they began sitting down
      with Bravo Andy but it has happened and this new show may benefit from
      Andy’s influence.

  • She Stinks!

    This is a disaster waiting to happen.

    • Birdie

      Bravo lives on the edge of disaster.

  • Sandra Oh

    Yeah I’ll pass

  • Fritz the. At

    Kathy is lucky. Maybe she can continue building her ego mansion now.

    • Sophia

      LOLZ your avatar. So funny!

    • Hey Fritz! How are ya, love? I wonder how Kathy snagged this gig (because she’s boring) and I wonder if Tre is fuming behind this news. LOL!

      • Fritz the. At

        I’m good Doc. Can’t wait for spring though, how r u?

        • Hi my friend! Same here. Although it’s not freezing here, we’ve had our share of cold days. Spring needs to hurry up and get here! 🙂

  • OvertheMississippi

    FAIL!!

  • MorningYawn

    Oooh! I wish I was with Teresa when she heard Kathy was getting a talk show! I would just want to see the steam coming out of her ears and the temper tantrum!

    • DSS

      That’s her real prison

  • honeybunny

    Well thank goodness nene didn’t make the cut

    • Dani-K

      ROFL!

    • Brattus Rattus

      Thank you for that. Now I’ll be up all night with nightmare-ish thoughts of “IT” trying to host the fashion portion. Nene’s 15 minutes were up an hour ago.

  • Trippinhhard

    New shows on Bravo–maybe I will watch,..
    But I doubt it, I’m tired of the HWS show.. On Bravo
    I’m looking forward to Newlywed 1st year was some of our best years
    I have the biggest conquest of my life tomorrow, ok board—Pray that ii am successful in meeting and getting what we need ffom eachother… I’m traveling alone and for the firsrbtime this distance in 10 years. I NEED PRAYERS AND SUCCESS IN THIS HAPPNING FOR ALL OF THE POOR AND UNDER PRIvilgent ppl. We all have to help someone poorer than us…

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    Rheza……Jenni and Jeff Lewis…..my choices

  • DLister

    Fashion should be Brad Goretsky, in my opinion. He worked his ass off to get where he was, and he is just delightful.

    Kathy Wakile is as exciting as and as attractive to watch as a dust layer on a shelf.

    • MidwestMiddie

      I agree with you regarding Brad Goretsky, however I disagree with
      you about Kathy. I like her and this show may need her Common Sense
      thinking especially since Reza is one of the hosts.
      Reza’s audacious ignorance is probably going to become this show’s Achilles heel.

      • DLister

        Well, this IS Bravo we’re chatting about. The majority of their “stars” are annoying, self-absorbed asshats. To me, Kathy just doesn’t have enough of a memorable personality to carry anything. She may be nice and can bake, but millions of women out there are nice and can bake. To me, she was never interesting at all, and if you are going to develop a talk show/roundtable format, each of your personalities must be charismatic and unique. To me, she would be just there, like the leftover piece of parsley nobody eats and is hanging around the side of the plate, getting soggy.

        • MidwestMiddie

          LOL!
          No Cookies for you!!

          • DLister

            OMG, my dear MM — do you know I am CRAVING fudge brownies? I swear and it’s too funny, I started envisioning them last night as I was trying to sleep and couldn’t fall asleep because I was craving them! I don’t like “cake” brownies, oh, but the fudge brownies — I have to admit I am going to hunt some down today. PMS cravings totally suck! 🙂

          • MidwestMiddie

            This is more cupcake than brownie …….
            Little Time, plus No Oil, Water or Eggs Required

            Take – 1 Box of Chocolate Cake Mix (Any Good Brand) and
            – 1 Can of Pumpkin ( Not Pie Filling- just the real deal)
            Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
            Mix both together – takes a wee bit of muscle strength – use an
            ice cream scoop and fill up one scoop full for every muffin on
            a regular size muffin tin……no mini muffin tins here.
            Makes 12 regular size.

            IMPORTANT – Use foil muffin/cupcake liners – not paper.

            Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Toothpick Test – Should be Done!
            Cool on rack and Enjoy!!
            Low Calorie and High Fiber Chocolate Goodness – Top with
            Whipped Cream!!!

            For A Taste Change – Mix One Box of Spice Cake Mix with One
            Can of Pumpkin

    • RonnieIsBack

      Brad has that Fashion Police stink on him now….Bravo won’t come near him…sadly bc I love Brad

      • GinaXOXO

        Hey!! If you see AnnieLee at RT will you tell her to find me here??

        • RonnieIsBack

          Hey Gina!
          I don’t post at RT anymore…they are just too vicious lol….but if I see her on another blog I will send her here. Glad you are with us !!

          • GinaXOXO

            LOL! I feel like such a slow learner. I knew it was vicious and becoming more vicious but it never occurred to me to find a new place until they banned me. It appears that all of the nice people have come here!! Thanks for the welcome!!

          • RonnieIsBack

            Banned..are you for real? After the chit I see posted on that blog, and a lot of it by some posters that should be card carrying members to hate groups…ooh chile.
            Here there is snark, but a lot of love and we respect each other’s opinions. and the bloggers aren’t slouches either 😉 #Factchecking Central.

          • GinaXOXO

            Yep, I am for real.

            Well, I am saying here and now that if I offend anyone I do not intend to. So, please just let me know. I want this place to stay just like it is now–respectful and relaxed.

    • Dani-K

      I love Brad Goretsky, and if things don’t work out on #FashionPolice, he should def move on to other shows.

  • RonnieIsBack

    Sounds like a good format. Rotation is key to success bc who wants to look at the same mug and hear the same blah blah all the time (just ask Methenny).
    Love it that Tom S is doing fashion..he is a a cheatin wuss but he can dress..

  • rasta

    Jenni pulosi, Candace Smith and Kathy wakili are great. That Reaza guy, NO WAAAAAY!!! Can’t STAND hearing his voice. He’s like a stuffed pig trying to drag out sentences like he’s a 6 year old child. What’s he going to talk about, his “dool”?

  • itsjustme

    I for one think it’s a great idea and will start watching anyway. I’ll see how it pans out as to whether I continue. I haven’t watch a full episode of “The View” since its debut and from what I hear it’s just a bunch of women trying to talk over each other and yelling to try to get their points across. I hope this show doesn’t end up the same way.

  • toolate2care2000

    How can anyone even think of Kathy W speaking about Family – people have you forgotten about this women’s husband and the way he carried on, on Twitter? The foul mouth things he called everyone, especially women? His rants and raves? Now don’t go saying that it has nothing to do about her…. but he is her FAMILY and that is her topic!!!

    • GinaXOXO

      I totally missed that. What was he saying on twitter?? You are talking about Richie, right?

      • toolate2care2000

        Yes, good ol’ Richie – how quickly we forget LOL. And what exactly does devotion to family include. That she never accepted her sisters sexuality and shunned her for years? That from what I have read she has some brothers that are never mentioned on the TV show – and for good reasons. That she calls her Uncle a no good liar. OK – she loves her children – I love my children, can I be on the show???

  • Brattus Rattus

    Gregory is AMAZING! I was so wishing he would have won Top Chef! He will make a great addition to this show where the food is concerned. Tom Sandoval…. LMAO Really? Maybe he’ll be ok as long as the other aren’t allowed on other than Lisa VP. Kathie W? Ewww no. She wouldn’t be SO bad if it wasn’t for her husband and the fact that (most of us) know so much about her. I would never buy or make her food or take anything she says seriously. She’s pretty gross. Charley was kinda a dick on Friends to Lovers and since I don’t like sports and he turned me off as far as his attitude went, I could do without him too. The others…I’m ok with. I would love to see Jeff Lewis like others of you stated. He has his own show though and probably wanted too much money.