Fabio Viviani Gets a Reality Series: Fabio: A Catered Affair
Bravo is developing new shows for three of its network stars, reports Variety.com, including Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City; Christian Siriano, the winner of season four’s Project Runway; and Fabio Viviani, a finalist from Top Chef season five. Viviano will star in Fabio: A Catered Affair, which "will chronicle the challenges he faces as he and business partner Jacopo Falleni look to expand their restaurant and catering business in Los Angeles."
Bravo press release gives a little more info: "The series focuses on the extravagant Viviani and his business partner Jacopo Falleni as they try to reach a wider and more diverse client base and cater high-end events. Viewers will see the pair deal with a new and challenging event each week, as they manage their demanding client list."
Their new restaurant, Firenze Osteria in North Hollywood is set to open on October 24 (reservations are already being accepted). A press release (pdf) from the restaurant hinted at a new series, having announced that Viviani "filmed the pilot for a new television show to air on BravoTV this fall/winter." Magical Elves, the production company behind Top Chef, will be producing Viviani's show.
The untitled show starring Frankel will "showcase her career as a natural foods chef as well as the Gotham socialite's love life." We can't wait to see her pimp her Skinnygirl Line of dairy-free, wheat-free, egg-free baked goods.