November 2, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Is it rude when an investor in the middle of a pitch grabs your Powerpoint presentation and flips through it? "It is rude probably," colorful Silicon Valley angel investor Dave McClure said. But McClure does precisely that when British brother-and-sister team Ben and Hermione Way, cast members on Bravo's new reality television show "Start-ups: Silicon Valley," hit him up in the series' first episode to back their lifestyle and fitness company -- with cameras in tow. They brought along their "pitch deck," the Powerpoint presentation that an entrepreneur shows an investor.
November 2, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - It was only a matter of time before reality show producers trained their cameras on Silicon Valley. High-tech's promised land has money, power and more ambition per square foot than just about anywhere on the planet. "Start-ups: Silicon Valley" is a new series chronicling the lives of six young entrepreneurs that will debut on the Bravo network Monday. But tech insiders here are fuming that the reality show is more silicone than silicon. Unlike New Jersey, which has embraced the tequila-chugging, spray-tan zeitgeist of Snooki and the 'Jersey Shore' gang, or Southern California, where every waiter is a reality-show wannabe, Silicon Valley takes itself seriously.
August 22, 2012 |
The art-themed, reality-TV series "Work of Art" on Bravo appears to be kaput after two seasons, although no official announcement has been made by the cable channel. On Tuesday, the website GalleristNY reported that Bravo isn't bringing the series back and that its producers are shopping the show to other channels. A Bravo spokesperson told The Times that no official decision has been made regarding the return of "Work of Art. " But a source close to the channel said it was "unlikely" that the show would return for a third season on Bravo, which is a division of NBCUniversal.
July 17, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 15 - 21 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES So You Think You Can Dance: The 20 finalists perform before the voting results from last week are announced, and the bottom six - three male, three female - may be given a chance to dance for their lives in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox). Dallas: It's not quite a "Who shot J.R.?" moment, but the murder of a family associate shakes up the Ewings and leaves them wondering who's responsible.
June 28, 2012 |
With what sounds like a laboratory-developed hybrid of "Real Housewives," "NYC Prep" and HBO's "Girls," unscripted-drama farm Bravo is looking toward the tributaries of the New York City art world with its summer series "Gallery Girls. " "The show follows the lives of seven dynamic and ambitious young women in New York City who tackle the cutthroat environment of the art world while vying for their dream jobs," says the network's news release, which also included a few nods toward the septet's television-ready personalities broken into short, easily digestible paragraphs.
May 27, 2012 |
On July 27, a torchbearer will trot into a new $770-million stadium in London and light that famous flame. And for the next 17 days, NBC will race to ensure that Americans stay glued to every second of the 2012 Summer Olympics - on tablets, smartphones, laptops and (oh, yeah) conventional TV sets. Thanks to live streaming, social media and good ol' broadcasting, these Games are destined for a reach that will rival that of lanky gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps. In fact, they will be the most-covered Olympics in history: NBC is planning a record 5,535 hours across all its platforms, including MSNBC, Bravo, CNBC, NBCOlympics.com and even a first-ever 3-D service.
March 10, 2012 |
"When the revolution happened" are the first words we hear in "Shahs of Sunset," a new Bravo reality series about the Persian Americans of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills — six of them anyway, and their glimpsed families and supporting-cast friends. The revolution referred to is the one that took place in Iran in 1979, which helped create the sizable diaspora whose local chapter, sometimes called Tehrangeles, comprises the largest Iranian community outside of Iran. The novelty of the setting aside, we have been here before.
March 9, 2012
Despite an apparent glut of reality singing competitions, ABC is getting into the game with its own series, "Duets. " And it's bringing along the first "American Idol," Kelly Clarkson. The network announced the program on Thursday with an expected debut this summer. The setup looks to combine the mentoring aspects of "The Voice" with the amateur-plus-pro pairing novelty of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars. " In the series, celebrity singers Clarkson, Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke will tour the country in search of raw, undiscovered singing talent to bring to L.A. The twist is that the pros don't sit behind a judges' table but, rather, pair off with the contestants, singing weekly duets before a studio audience in hopes of being the most popular.
March 8, 2012 |
Golnesa Gharachedaghi talks like a real soon-to-be housewife of Beverly Hills. The 30-year-old self-proclaimed Persian princess, who doesn't shy away from confrontation or dropping expletives, explains her simple tastes. "There are two things I don't like. I don't like ants, and I don't like ugly people. " Another time, the young woman who says she is eager to settle down offers a guiding principle of her active night life: "Looking good, and not repeating outfits, is imperative.
March 7, 2012
SERIES American Idol: Mary J. Blige mentors the finalists in songs by Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder (8 p.m. Fox). Are You There, Chelsea? Rick (Jake McDorman) talks Jerry (Ryan Stiles) into letting him manage the bar in this new episode (8:30 p.m. NBC). America's Next Top Model: The models get makeovers and take part in an unusual photo shoot in this new episode with Kris Jenner taking a turn as guest judge (9 p.m. KTLA). Top Chef: Texas: Andy Cohen and the chefs and judges recall the ups and downs of the unscripted series just finished season in this new episode (9 p.m. Bravo)