IT'S MORE TEARS, MORE DRAMA, AND MORE CELEBRITY HAIR AS BRAVO ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF JONATHAN ANTIN AND 'BLOW OUT'
BRAVO INKS DEAL FOR SECOND SEASON OF 'BLOW OUT'
BURBANK, Calif. -- November 5, 2004 -- Bravo signs deal with NBC Universal based Reveille LLC and Jonathan Antin for a second installment of Bravo's popular hit series "Blow Out." The series is slated to air in 2005. The announcement was made today by Lauren Zalaznick, President of Bravo.
"'Blow Out' was a huge hit for Bravo and the ratings continued to climb week after week. That's the mark of a buzz-worthy show," said Zalaznick. "Jonathan Antin left his fans wanting more and we're happy to deliver."
"Blow Out," which drew over one million viewers for the season finale, followed the celebrated stylist as he embarked on his lifelong dream of unveiling Jonathan Salon in Beverly Hills and establishing a presence in one of the nation's most privileged cities.
As a teenager, Antin was inspired to become a stylist by Warren Beatty's role as the sexy, lady-loving George Roundy in the hit film "Shampoo." He dropped out of Beverly Hills High to enroll in the Fairfax Beauty Academy, where he quickly landed a job at a trendy West Hollywood salon. Like Beatty's character, Antin's smoldering good looks and charisma, combined with his unique fashion sense proved irresistible. Within a few years, he claimed the salon as his own -- garnering a list of celebrity clientele rivaling the best in the business. With the successful opening of Jonathan Salon Beverly Hills, Antin's brand and presence in the fashion industry continues to grow as he looks to also expand and market is own production line, Jonathan Product.
Bravo is an arts and culture network featuring a variety of programs presented in an original and engaging way. Currently seen in more than 77 million homes, Bravo is the television destination for viewers who want creativity, experimentation and innovation. Offering programming with a unique point of view, the network features original series and specials, feature films (both independent and mainstream) as well as performance specials and compelling documentary series. Its critically-acclaimed and award-winning original programming includes "Inside the Actors Studio," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," and Cirque du Soleil specials and series, as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." The network's latest hits include "Blow Out," "Showbiz Moms & Dads," and the improvisational sitcom "Significant Others."
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