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'Gossip Girl'-Style Series 'NYC Prep' Going to Small Screen

April 10, 2009 08:00:00 GMT

A new documentary series following six affluent teenagers in Manhattan's social circle, 'NYC Prep', has been picked up by Bravo, and will be premiered on June 16.


'Gossip Girl'-Style Series 'NYC Prep' Going to Small Screen
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A real life "Gossip Girl" series is coming to the small screen. On Thursday, April 10, Bravo Media's Executive Vice President and General Manager, Frances Berwick, announced that the television network has picked up "NYC Prep", a documentary series which has similar prep school-set as The CW's popular TV series.

The new documentary is billed to chronicle the lives of a group of six affluent teenagers in Manhattan's social circle. "Bravo continues to intrigue audiences with real-life depictions of relatable characters who live in exclusive worlds," Berwick explained. "We'll watch as these teenagers manage the ups and downs of not only being in high school, but what comes along with growing up as part of New York's elite."

Through press release, it is further promised that "NYC Prep" will present a world where "everyone's beautiful and everyone's connected" as well as the price behind the privilege the kids have. The new series will be premiered on Tuesday, June 16 at 11 P.M. ET/PT. Following its premiere, the series will fall into a regular time slot on Tuesday, June 23 at 10 P.M. ET/PT.

The six "NYC Prep" teenagers are:

Camille - 16, Junior


Camille Camille A junior in high school, 16-year-old Camille takes her studies seriously, balancing rigorous exams, lacrosse practice, studying for her SATS, the debate team and the college application process with aplomb. She's constantly on the lookout for a boyfriend, but no one seems to meet her impossibly high standards, despite the bevy of suitors knocking on her door. Camille thrives on high school drama and can often be found playing peacemaker, brokering a classic junior vs. sophomore high school feud, or saving a naive freshman from social suicide. Always armed with acid-tongued opinions and witty retorts, the refined Camille loves to blow off steam by going out on the town at hot clubs around the city.

Jessica - 17, Senior


Jessica Jessica Jessica always gets what she wants - in the case of her final year of high school, this means she's anxious to get accepted by FIT, a top-tier college program to pursue her passion for all things fashion. To bolster her college application, she interviews for cutthroat fashion internships with top designers in New York. Always a leader among her friends, Jessie likes to throw parties for fun, as well as for good causes. As one of the student chairs of the "Operation Smile" junior committee, Jessie showcases her public relations abilities as she works all angles of their big event to raise money, find the perfect glam venue and solicit charitable donations from the city's top haute couture designers. In her limited free time, Jessie enjoys spinning, exploring vintage stores, and vacations with her family.

Kelli - 17, Junior


Kelli Kelli While her parents spend much of their time in the Hamptons, Kelli recently moved to the Upper East Side for high school. A 17-year-old junior and the most recent import to the Manhattan social scene, Kelli's apartment, which she shares with her older brother, often becomes a crash pad for friends - leaving one to wonder if the big city pressures will get to her. She loves exploring the city's various high-end restaurants with her friends and also manages her brother's basketball team. Instead of following the party-hunting majority, Kelli chooses to focus on jumpstarting a singing career for herself, working with a team of voice coaches, producers, image consultants, stylists and a dash from her own Mom. Kelli is passionate about setting up a benefit to raise money for cerebral palsy, which afflicts her older sister.

PC - 18, Senior


PC PC PC is one of the most popular kids in the Upper East Side prep school scene. Attractive and wealthy, PC is interested in photography - both fine art photography and fashion photography - and is a music aficionado. He loves sports and plays ice hockey, tennis, golf and soccer. Like many New York kids, this jaded 18-year-old grew up fast, surrounded by rock stars, artists, and the city's literati. For PC, money, women and life's spoils are all he's ever known, and as such, he can't wait to get out of the "sandbox" of high school. A workout fiend, PC realizes that college is right around the corner and he needs to make an impactful change to his partying lifestyle. His first step is to reconnect with his old friend Jessie. They have a long history - they've dated, been best friends and lost touch - and as they pick up where they left off, the drama unfolds.

Sebastian - 16, Sophomore


Sebastian Sebastian Sebastian is known among his circle of friends as the guy who constantly hooks up with the hottest girls - either in the City or at his place in the Hamptons. As a native French speaker, girls swoon at his surfer good looks and impeccable accent. Sebastian regularly hits up the town with wingman and best bud Gabe. Sebastian's hobbies, aside from girls, are soccer, tennis and debate tournaments. He's a member of the school newspaper and a certified ocean lifeguard. He is actively involved in charitable causes connected to his school, and has participated in several HMUN (Harvard Model United Nations) events across the east coast. Whether it's "le football" in the Pyrenees or a debate team dais on the Upper East Side, 16-year-old Sebastian is sure to be surrounded by a sea of admirers.

Taylor - 15, Sophomore


Taylor Taylor Taylor is a 15-year-old sophomore who bounces between her public school entourage and the fast-paced, wealthy Upper East Siders whose parties she has no qualms crashing. She openly jokes about her hopes to score a rich husband someday. As it is for most New York City kids, the academic bar is set extraordinarily high for Taylor. Her magnet public school is an intense academic pressure cooker, yet she finds time to be an active member of her school's gymnastics and roller hockey teams. The rigorous pre-professional dance program she's enrolled in at the prestigious STEPS keeps her sane with dance lessons up to six days a week. Taylor has an active interest in politics and has been known to frequent a student demonstration or two in Union Square. She loves to say that she's "horrible at relationships," which may explain why she continually leaves a flock of boys dangling in limbo, despite advice from her closest friends to "date the nice guy."

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Post Your Comments

posted by Anon on Dec 28, 2009
Jealous people always make fun of others. Haven't seen the show and won't watch it. These kids all look the same as any other. The real test is always someones character and by reading alot of these posts not many have much these days. Good luck kids and I respect you for putting yourself out there. 99% of the haters don't have what it takes to be ridiculed by the masses... thus they will always be sheep.
posted by Friend on Dec 28, 2009
And to all those who say these girls are ugly. You only show how ugly you are.. when you get a life you probably won't have to sit at home and watch them enjoy theirs. What tv program pays you to watch your life? Oh wait... what is sader you picking on these people and pretending your life is the best and your the greatest. It pity people who think they have a life, yet sit at home watching other on tv
posted by Friend on Dec 28, 2009
And to all those who say these girls are ugly. You only show how ugly you are.. when you get a life you probably won't have to sit at home and watch them enjoy theirs. What tv program pays you to watch your life? Oh wait... what is sader you picking on these people and pretending your life is the best and your the greatest. It pity people who think they have a life, yet sit at home watching other on tv
posted by Anon on Dec 28, 2009
Jealous people always make fun of others. Haven't seen the show and won't watch it. These kids all look the same as any other. The real test is always someones character and by reading alot of these posts not many have much these days. Good luck kids and I respect you for putting yourself out there. 99% of the haters don't have what it takes to be ridiculed by the masses... thus they will always be sheep.
posted by Aubree on Aug 11, 2009
so yea, i agree with stefanie. i thought upper-east side schoolers were all extremely gorgeous and skinny, but these girls dont really portray that...? i personally love their style,:] and yea, my boyfriend is ten times cuter then sebastian and pc, wtf? and i know girls wayyy prettier then those girls....hmmmm? i personally think camille and jessica need new eyes, they freak me out!!!! there is a surgery that pulls your eyeballs so that there not cross-eyed!! my aunt had that done when she was like 2! but i think kelli is pretty, and i like her alot! but you know, after all the neg, i still absolutely loveee the show!!!!!!!
posted by vanessa(: on Jul 09, 2009
i love camille and kelli! sebastian and taylor are so cute! pc is sooo hot! and i like jessica, she's a great girl
posted by Lexie on Jul 01, 2009
lmao pc is the only hot one, and like kelli looks like okay, but other than that dayummm they're all ugly as hell :P
posted by linda on Jun 24, 2009
JESSIE IS SO UGLY! I can't stand looking at her!
posted by ohf45 on Jun 24, 2009
yea camille and jessica need new eyes, they look...deformed? Kelli and taylor are cute though!
posted by bunny on May 28, 2009
omg! sebastian is totally hot!
posted by BUNNY on May 28, 2009
OMG! Sebastian is totally hot!
posted by BUNNY on May 28, 2009
OMG! Sebastian is totally hot!
posted by stefanie on May 16, 2009
i thought upper-east side schoolers were gorgeous, skinny, rich, and with good style... ob.v. this isn't an accurate portrayal
posted by emma on May 02, 2009
those girls are so ugly
posted by christie on Apr 19, 2009
dude, my boyfriend is cuter than those boys. :| and about 100% of people are prettier than those girls. wtf. haha
posted by shelbymoore07 on Apr 15, 2009
kelli is the best .. go kelli!

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