Ryan Seacrest & Bravo Announce New Reality Series ‘Shahs of Sunset’

July 20, 2011 7:22 am

For years, fans have asked Ryan to team with “Real Housewives” franchise creator Andy Cohen and the celebrated Bravo network of reality shows for a new series — now, fans are finally getting their wishes.

Wednesday, Bravo and Ryan Seacrest Productions announced plans for a new docu-series, “Shahs of Sunset” (working title), which will follow a group of young Persian-American friends who juggle living and working in Los Angeles while balancing the demands of their families and traditions.

The series will showcase the group’s luxurious lifestyles from over-the-top shopping sprees to traditional yet lavish family feasts in their sprawling homes. Unafraid to flaunt their designer clothing, tricked-out cars and boisterous personalities, spending money is no foreign concept to these young socialites but also treasure the value of family and Persian traditions.

“We’re pleased to bring this exciting new story of a distinct and compelling community of Los Angeles to the Bravo audience,” said Ryan, who will serve as executive producer of the show. “The series will offer rich characters and relatable storylines about everyday life — love, work, friendship and family — steeped in a diverse culture, which is wildly entertaining and fun.”

Ryan Seacrest Productions is an Emmy-award winning production company, with credits that include “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” and “Live From The Red Carpet!”

“The Persian American community in Los Angeles is a perfect fit for Bravo’s next great docu-series. The group of friends featured in our show are colorful, affluent, and fun,” said Andy Cohen, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development for Bravo. “Ryan and his team understand what our viewers want to see and when they brought us this group we responded immediately. There’s not a show like it on TV”

Follow Ryan Seacrest Productions on Twitter at @RSP to keep up with the production of “Shahs of Sunset” and find out when the show will debut on Bravo!