Australia’s most-watched television network has joined forces with one of the world’s leading entertainment and media companies to create the most exciting new free-to-air channel and destination for reality and true crime: 7Bravo.
Launching on 15 January 2023, the innovative partnership between Seven Network and NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer will bring the very best of NBCUniversal’s extraordinary reality and true crime content to all Australians, live and free.
Key new programs coming to 7Bravo in 2023 will include Below Deck Down Under (S1),
Below Deck Adventure, The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip (S1), The Real Housewives of Dubai, The Real Housewives of Miami, Love Without Borders, Southern Hospitality and Real Girlfriends in Paris, among others.
Complementing the schedule, 7Bravo and 7plus will be the free-to-air home of NBCUniversal’s stellar portfolio of reality content, including the world’s most iconic unscripted TV franchises and series from Bravo and E!
7Bravo will also deliver audiences compelling true crime content from Oxygen True Crime – the destination for quality crime programming in the US – including Snapped, 911 Crisis Center, Buried in the Backyard, Exhumed, Black Widow Murders, Accident, Suicide or Murder and The First Mindhunter.
Additionally, the new channel will feature The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Kelly Clarkson Show and Judge Jerry, as well as all the red carpet glamour from the biggest awards shows with Live From E!
The new channel will also be the first broadcast home in Australia for reality and true crime content produced for Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service.
7Bravo will join Channel 7, 7mate, 7two and 7flix in the Seven Network, perfectly complementing the existing hit channels and giving viewers and advertisers a new, compelling content schedule.
Seven West Media Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, James Warburton, said:
“We are honoured and excited to join NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-toConsumer in creating 7Bravo. NBCUniversal is a global content powerhouse and the creator of some of the best-known and most-loved entertainment brands in the world, and we look forward to being the broadcast home to the next generation of the best new reality and true crime series to come. With its strong female appeal, 7Bravo is a great addition to the Seven family.”
Chris Taylor, MD, NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer and Distribution, ANZ, Executive Chairman of Bravo New Zealand, said: “We are delighted to partner with Seven, to bring Bravo, the ultimate reality and entertainment destination, to Australian audiences for the first time. 7Bravo will be the free-to-air home of binge-worthy and award-winning shows, the best Bravo franchises, E!’s iconic awards show coverage and compelling true crime from Oxygen. Bravo is a powerhouse channel in the US and a successful FTA network in New Zealand; we know Australians are soon going to love being able to access the biggest and best entertainment brands all in one place – live and free, on 7Bravo.”
7BRAVO: KEY NEW PROGRAMS
LAUNCHING IN H1, 2023:
BELOW DECK DOWN UNDER S1
Set against the stunning backdrop of the tropical Whitsunday Islands and world-famous Great Barrier Reef, the Peacock Original series Below Deck Down Under explores the complex, often explosive dynamics of the crew and a rotating group of demanding charter guests on M/Y Thalassa. Captain Jason Chambers is joined by a familiar face, fan-favourite Aesha Scott as Chief Stew, along with newcomers Chef Ryan McKeown and Bosun Jamie Sayed. Stews Tumi Mhlongo and Magda Ziomek are also on board with deckhands Culver Bradbury, Brittini Burton and Ben Crawley.
BELOW DECK ADVENTURE S1
Viewers are taken beyond the deck and off the yacht in Below Deck Adventure, the latest iteration of the Emmy®-nominated franchise as passengers paraglide, explore caves and take helicopter rides along the Norwegian fjords. The series features thrill-seeking charter guests looking to push their limits for an unforgettable experience along the picturesque landscapes that are rich in Viking history. Captain Kerry Titheradge, Chef Jess Condy, Chief Stew Faye Clarke, Stews Oriana Schneps and Kasie Faddah, Bosun Lewis Lupton and deckhands Nathan Morley, Michael Gilman and Kyle Dickard come together in this frigidwater region as some situations get heated when expectations aren’t met, and interpersonal conflicts come to a head while striving to give the charter guests an experience of a lifetime.
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES ULTIMATE GIRLS TRIP S1
For the first time in The Real Housewives history, iconic franchise members from coast-tocast will unite on a luxurious getaway filled with unexpected friendships, fun in the sun and plenty of drama. The series will take viewers on the trip of a lifetime when the ladies jet off to Turks and Caicos for an epic vacation packed with private jets, glamorous yachts, scenic excursions, a full-time concierge, a visit to the infamous Conch Shack and a TikTok shared around the world. From self-shot confessionals to bonding over what it’s like to be part of the pop culture zeitgeist, just when you think you’ve seen it all, think again! The iconic
Housewives include The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore;
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards; The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Guidice and Melissa Gorga and The Real Housewives of New York City’s Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer.
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES ULTIMATE GIRLS TRIP: EX-WIVES CLUB
For the first time since their departure from The Real Housewives, several of the most unforgettable ex-Housewives will collide for a much-anticipated vacation at one of the most iconic homes in franchise history: Dorinda Medley’s Bluestone Manor. The series will take viewers on a trip down memory lane as the ladies indulge in the lush countryside of the Berkshires with top-notch luxury, hilarious escapades, and non-stop drama. The new season will feature eight all-star Housewives alumnae from coast-to-coast, including Dorinda Medley and Jill Zarin of The Real Housewives of New York City; Phaedra Parks and Eva Marcille of The Real Housewives of Atlanta; Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge of The Real Housewives of Orange County; and Brandi Glanville and Taylor Armstrong of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DUBAI S1
As the 11th city in the franchise, The Real Housewives of Dubai follows a dynamic group of lavish women as they run business empires and expertly navigate a highly exclusive social scene within this ultra-luxe billionaire’s playground. Whether they’re dining on a mountainside overlooking a valley of 1,000 camels or hosting the wedding event of the year, these ambitious and glamorous women prove everything is more extravagant in the “City of Gold”. When new group dynamics threaten long-standing friendships, tensions inevitably reach a boiling point, so if you can’t handle the heat… get out of Dubai.
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI S4
Set against the backdrop of one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world, The Real Housewives of Miami will take viewers on a wild ride of red-hot fun and friendship – with of course, no drama to spare. After a year of unprecedented times in a pandemic, the Miami social scene is burning up. The Season 4 cast includes returning Housewives Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein and Larsa Pippen, alongside newcomers Guerdy Abraira, Dr.
Nicole Martin and Julia Lemigova, the first LGBTQIA+ housewife. Fan favorites Adriana de Moura and Marysol Patton, alongside newcomer Kiki Barth, will also be featured as friends.
REAL GIRLFRIENDS IN PARIS S1
The series follows six young women – Anya Firestone, Emily Gorelik, Margaux Lignel, Kacey Margo, Adja Toure and Victoria Zito – who are all American expats experiencing their wildest adventure yet in the most beautiful city in the world: Paris! As the women live their best lives and chase their ultimate dreams in the “City of Lights”, they find themselves navigating careers, romantic rendezvous, unavoidable conflicts and discovering who they are meant to be and exactly what they want.
LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS S1
In this bold social experiment, five American singles who have struck out at love on their home turf risk everything to find it abroad. They’re anxious to get out of the rut they’re in, and willing to leave families, friends and careers behind for a chance at true romance. The five singles put their lives in the hands of a relationship expert and pack for an overseas destination that won’t be revealed until they’re at the airport to be paired with their “perfect” match, sight unseen.
LAUNCHING LATER IN 2023
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI S5
The Real Housewives of Miami is back for another hot season with new alliances, loyalty and relationships on the line. The ladies of the “Sunshine State” are still turning up the heat and dialing up the drama. The Season 5 cast includes returning Housewives Guerdy Abraira, Lisa Hochstein, Julia Lemigova, Dr. Nicole Martin, Alexia Nepola and Larsa Pippen. Friends of the Housewives Kiki Barth, Adriana de Moura and Marysol Patton will also be featured.
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY S1
Southern Hospitality follows Southern Charm resident boss lady Leva Bonaparte as she manages her larger-than-life staff at Republic Garden & Lounge, the hottest nightclub and backdrop for Charleston’s lively party scene. Leva’s team – a fiery group of best friends driven by their work hard/play hard mentality – compete for prime positions and the best tips the city’s nightlife has to offer. Leva sets the bar high, but she treats them like family, guiding this crew of young, passionate singles through love, conflict, makeups, breakups and everything in between. While the staff balances their personal lives with work responsibilities, the stakes have never been higher for Leva who preps for Charleston’s biggest summer in recent memory.