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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