BRAVO OPENS UP A NEW NIGHT OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
Come Nov. 7, NeNe Leakes will be facing off against Nora Walker. That's right, Bravo is moving its reality series 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' to Sundays at 10PM, putting it in competition with the likes of 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'CSI: Miami' and football.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, this move comes as part of Bravo's planned programming strategy. "We want to start the week earlier," Frances Berwick, president of Bravo, told the Hollywood Reporter. "This means each night is a promotional platform for the next night and it becomes like a domino effect that strengthens our schedule."
Following 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' at 11PM will be a new edition of the late night talk show, 'Watch What Happens Live,' hosted by Andy Cohen.
'Atlanta' will replace 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' reruns in the Sunday hour. "We're doing this now that we know we have a firm following for 'Real Housewives of Atlanta,'" Berwick said. "We have been reducing our reliance on acquisitions and building our original programming -- all those good things that differentiate us."