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For better or worse, March is shaping up to be quite a good month for staying indoors and watch reality fashion TV. Bravo has front-loaded its schedule with three LA-based reality shows debuting this week and airing back-to-back on Wednesdays. NBC has revived Fashion Star for a second season. And the Smithsonian channel is even getting in on the act with a higher-brow docu-series of it's own. Then, just as things will be warming up outside, Game of Thrones returns to HBO with enough sexy medieval gowns to make Sarah Burton swoon. Here's what you can look forward to, after the jump.
It's a Brad, Brad World: March 6, 10pm on Bravo
The first season of Brad Goreski's reality show followed him as he branched out on his own, making a name for himself as a stylist to the stars after parting acrimoniously from former boss Rachel Zoe. There were celebrities, parties, and tears. Lots of tears, actually. But the season ended joyfully with a styling contract at Kate Spade New York, and on his blog Brad promises that this season he has "taken everything to the next level!" And so has the network. Guess who Brad is facing off against in TV land?
The Rachel Zoe Project: March 6 at 9:00pm on Bravo
Brad's estranged boss, Rachel Zoe, returns to Bravo for season five. This time around, the story will focus on the fate of Zoe's clothing line, which is rumored to be in trouble. Here's a sampling of the dramatic quotes Rachel's husband Roger sprinkles throughout the trailer: "We just want to be commercially, you know, viable," and "Yeah, this is not good," and also, "The legitimacy of our company is really at stake." Get ready for some drama, folks.
Dukes of Melrose: March 6 at 8:00pm on Bravo
According to the official show description, Dukes "follows renowned boutique owners, Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver as they take viewers inside the exclusive and glamorous world of vintage couture." Also, Sandra Bernhard makes an appearance.
L.A. Frock Stars: March 7 at 8:00pm on the Smithsonian Channel
They say great minds think alike, and it would appear that at the very least TV executives sure do. Over on the Smithsonian channel, a show simliar in concept to Dukes will follow vintage guru Doris Raymond as she scours the globe for rare vintage gems to dress high-profile clients like Dita von Teese and Debi Mazar. Head here to see the trailer.
Hi, Loise Roe
Fashion Star: March 8 at 8:00pm on NBC
Fashion Star is back for Season 2, thought there will be a few differences this time around. Louise Roe is replacing Elle MacPherson, Express is replacing H&M, and Friday is replacing Tuesday in terms of schedule. We've already aired our thoughts on how that's going to go.
No one can work a neckline like Margaery
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Game of Thrones: March 31 at 9:00pm on HBO
Need a break from LA? Leave Earth as we know it altogether with Game of Thrones, which will be replacing Girls in HBO's Sunday night lineup come March 31. Some thing to look forward to besides Margaery's gowns: Coldplay drummer Will Champion will have a small role in the season. Reportedly, he will play a... drummer.