Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bravo TV Loves Dallas and Courtney Kerr

Courtney rocks a POC
That's pop of color. Le duh!
Bravo TV announced today that Most Eligible Dallas star Courtney Kerr, is getting her own show called Courtney Loves Dallas.

The press release states, "Breakout star Courtney Kerr of “Most Eligible Dallas” navigates the lively Dallas social scene with her group of sassy, dynamic friends in this docu-series. Juggling her search for the perfect southern gentleman while trying to make a name for herself in the fashion industry with the growing popularity of her fashion blog, Courtney proves that having it all isn't easy."

Courtney told me that the show will follow her journey as she quits her long-time job at Sunglass Hut as a Regional Manager, moves into a new apartment, seeks to launch a career as a fashion blogger and - oh yes - looks for love in Big D.

Helping her navigate her way through life in Dallas will be besties Tori Gonzales and Daylon Pereira. And don't be surprised if yours truly makes an appearance. You know I am really good at weaseling my way into a scene!

Courtney Kerr
Courtney told me exclusively, "I am so humbled that Bravo would choose to develop a show around me. It's thrilling, but frightening at the same time. In an ensemble cast, if something isn't working you can say 'Oh, maybe they didn't like the chemistry between this person and that person. Or maybe a certain storyline wasn't working'. But for my new show, there is nowhere to hide. It's all eyes on me and that is extremely intimidating!"

Courtney also told me that this show was initially slated to be called Courtney Does Dallas, but Courtney's Mother (affectionately known as Mama Kerr) didn't like the connotation that the name gave and thus it was ultimately reworked into a more suitable version.  

We all know if Mama ain't happy - ain't nobody happy!

I'm just gonna pat myself on the back for a minute and say that I so called this show with Courtney ages ago.  Courtney will tell you herself that almost every time I see her I would jokingly ask, "So, when are you getting a spin off?" Anyone who watched MED is familiar with her witty quips and lists of what to do and not do in any given situation. She's quick on her feet and easy on the eye. A natural for TV. Personally, I adore Courtney and am thrilled for her success.

There have been rumors and rumblings over the last few months about whether or not Bravo TV would be renewing Most Eligible Dallas.  The ratings were good, but not great for the debut of this new franchise that aired in Fall 2011.  It's been widely reported that Bravo has stated there will be no more Real Housewives franchises, and rumor mill had it that they were putting their eggs in the Most Eligible basket. The plan was to do a Most Eligible in NYC, Chicago and beyond...

I hope Courtney stays on the right side of the tracks...

And it did look that way.  They had production companies working on casting additional shows for NYC and Chicago and they have been in and out of Dallas for the past 6 months casting for new faces for a Season Two here in Dallas. But it looks like they just couldn't come up with a cast or a formula that Bravo was happy with and they decided to scrap the whole concept.  Alas, all indications are that not only is Dallas not being renewed but the entire MED franchise is dead.

Courtney Kerr and me at a recent party for Family Place. We have bonded over our love of fashion and food.  Mainly food.

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To read more about Courtney Kerr and Courtney Loves Dallasclick here for exclusive interviews and all kinds of insider info!