Bravo announced three new shows today scheduled for January debut, exclusively on The Hollywood Reporter. One of the shows is a reality TV series called “Blood, Sweat & Heels,” which will follow “a group of up-and-coming movers and shakers in New York’s elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media.”

The cast features five women, including “video vixen turned realtor Melyssa Ford, real estate partner Brie Bythewood, modeling agency owner Mica Hughes, affordable-style expert Daisy Lewellyn, A Belle in Brooklyn blogger and author Demetria Lucas, and style and pop culture journalist Geneva Thomas.”

Debuting on January 5th at 9/8C, the show chronicles their journey to the top of their respective fields and the sacrifices they must make along the way. Bravo writes: “the self-starters built their reputations and successes without the help of a man, but they never underestimate the power of a girlfriend’s support. These independent ladies are aggressive in their pursuit of personal and career goals, but will the cost of success prove too steep as they climb their way to the top?”

Check out a preview below:



And get more info on the show here.

Will you tune in, Clutchettes and Gents?


  • Lesa Felton

    I might watch it.

  • Kai Tahira

    Looks interesting

  • Esta Fiesta

    I’ll give it a chance but I am nervous. Shows like this usually either turn out ratchet or boring. Given the ladies in the case I doubt it’ll be a hot mess but I just hope it’s not boring.

  • MimiLuvs

    Let’s see…
    This show will is going to be on Bravo, which has become the new channel for coonin’ and buffoon’.
    If this show focuses solely on their jobs and not on their personal business, then I believe that this show will last a season.

  • geenababe

    Simple answer…no. I try to stay away from “Bravo”. It seem like every show that could be a good idea showing black people turn into something horrible.

  • smh.

    Really disappointed that Demetria Lucas is apart of this rachetness…. didn’t take her for one of “those” types.

  • geenababe

    @ Big mike

    I meant to thumb you down. You have made a new home here after that Nelly’s Tip Drill post.

  • cosmicsistren

    I didn’t know any of these women were movers and shakers. I need a good PR team so others can hype me up to be something that clearly some of these women are not.


    Never heard of them,but they look beautiful.

  • lea

    omg why demetria why?

  • Jess-s

    A Belle in Brooklyn is a friend in my head. I love her and I been a fan for so long. I am so glad opportunities are coming her way. But I really just want to see a true depiction of young “go getter” women in a major city without the catty drama. I understand that Bravo is a major channel and perhaps “requires” a degree of catty drama to entertain viewers and get advertisers on board. I think I would have preferred a smaller channel with a true “day in the life of” reality show…. I hope it does well though.

  • Ollie Williams

    You’re surprised that many people get sucked into the buffoonery of Bravo? Don’t be. It’s all about the money! So what if you throw your gender, race, etc., under the bus.

  • Robbie

    No thanks. I was really hopping to see a show depicting black women in New York working hard to achieve their goals minus the cursing, the figthing and the back stabbing. I can’t with these shows. I would like to know if these TV producers cannot find any drama free and TV thugs black professional women in America. I will not support this mess.

  • Ashley

    There is! I saw the advertisement for a new show that is premiering in January. It’s about a black family. It’s called “The Ruckers: Southern Royal”. I tried to post a link of the trailer but Clutch doesn’t allow that due to anti-spam.

    This may work:

  • brwngrlwoe

    I’ll say it … Bravo loves to exploit Black people!

    Ever since the major success of Housewives of ATL … it’s never ending!!! It’s like if one “black themed” show fails they add another and another.

    But on the flip-side … from watching the preview this looked like it had potential and then it dove downhill. Why not talk solely about their careers, friends, follow their lives – maybe a few dating moments but really?!

    Dear Bravo,

    Black women do more than cry about their being no “good” men. We all don’t gather for lunch drink wine and cry that we need to get married. We all aren’t catty and throw glass bottles and curse each other out. We all don’t twerk and act a ratchet fool…we are sooo much more and despite what you think you CAN get large ratings by allowing us to be the real us!


    A Black Woman.

  • apple

    seems boring.. contrived.. but i like melyssa ford so i’ll give it a try

  • Prissy1

    Dang! I was looking forward to the go-getter story, but nope, we had to throw in some shade in there. All of these shows make it seem like Black women who are striving for more can’t be friends with other Black women doing the same thing. Like why is there always an issue with one or more people in the circle! Good grief! Then folks wonder why non-black gives us the side eye. Thanks, ladies. I’ve got to work 30 times hard now to prove your image wrong!

  • Demetria’s Agent

    Demetria has to eat!!!!

  • The New Randomness

    They can. They just don’t want to.

  • Deal-n-Truth

    I guess she fooled you then. Many of these shows are about marketing and selling a product to the viewer and for some it works, but not for me.

  • Deal-n-Truth

    Aren’t we contradictive, one minute the majority of ‘successful’ black women are whining about positive portrayals of themselves in the dominant media and this is what you get: black women behaving badly because it sells, and it brings the ratings.

    I’ve heard of Demetria, Geneva (Ebony Mag), Mica, Melissa and Brie before and as soon as I was getting hyped about possibly seeing a show showing women aspiring for their goals…the dysfunction and drama ensued. Sure, we’re not perfect, but when we continually leave the representation of our image solely up to the dominant white culture, then this is what we will see depicted perpetually.

    I’m not and neither are any of you on the stage, so they only represent themselves by allowing themselves to be exploited and not me or other women. I’m looking forward to Crazy.Sexy.Life and I hope that show isn’t derailed by any negativity.

  • Simone L

    I got hyped when I saw my boo Claire from Fashionbombdaily and Demetria. The drama though…made me wish that for 5 minutes, I wasn’t pregnant. So I could have a drink. Sigh. I guess i’ll drink in a few months. I’m tired of seeing successful black women and drama.

  • Simone L

    Listen. I can make you a mover and a shaker, even if I give you some skates and a salt shaker. If Kim Kardashian can be considered a socialite, then I can make you a mover and a shaker.

    And for my services, all I ask is from you is some Popeyes crawfish. with the fries.

  • Jade

    It is so sad. I do feel that, unfortunately, few of those women on there are deserving of being representations of black women (especially not a former video vixen….please.) So, we shouldn’t get all up in arms over ANOTHER ratchet show.

    It seems Bravo has really gotten into exploiting black women. I would liken them to VH1….it’s getting to that point.

    Still, there are other networks that do not do this. We should support those. OWN is one with reality shows with some substance. WeTV is also another one that I think shows black women (The Braxtons) in not such a negative light. The Tia and Tamara show is also a great representation of us (not sure which network)

    As was stated previously there is a new show on the horizon of a successful black family with strong legacy of excellence with a slew of educated doctors and lawyers and a little clean upscale drama (The Ruckers on WeTV). Again, we just have to stop watching this other ratchet stuff.

  • cosmicsistren

    Please include a email address so that I can contact you. I see all I need is hype and not much substance to back it up. I just need the right people in positions of power to drink my tainted kool – aid so people can buy into the fool’s gold these so called “movers and shakers” are peddling.

  • Kam

    Not even gonna sugarcoat it, I’m disappointed in this. And I have no clue who the other women are but I’m disappointed that Demetria Lucas is in it.

  • politicallyincorrect

    I don’t think Demetria or Melyssa will play themselves, the other women on the cast will. I already see bad weaves in the mix

  • Afrenchie

    I can’t watch the preview for an unknown reason so I can’t judge. However, D. Lucas has saved my life in more than one way. She answered MANY of my questions for FREE on her and inspired me so much. I never watch reality TV, however this must be different.I do not think she could be anything “ratchet or catty”.

  • wr

    belle has a new book to sell, so its understandable and smart, i’m assuming the rest will have something coming out at the same time, as well as out soon after

    as a woman thriving in NYC, we all know about 100 movers and shakers who could have been for this show; or, even attended plenty of the same events at these chosen ladies

    i’m left asking Bravo, why do I need to watch this?

  • Anais

    Bravo will portray them in a negative light, nothing new here. It will be chock full of black women stereotypes and we will watch, shake our heads and then tune in next week for some more.

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  • rkj

    We’ll speak by ratings.
    Don’t watch it and stop checking out RHOA and LHHNY. If the shows didn’t sell, they wouldn’t be on TV.

  • Bobby

    The Daisy Lewellyn one looks like a tranny! lol!

  • Beks

    even she wouldn’t say that…

  • Beks

    Like everyone else, I was surprised at the trailer and Demetria being involved. It isn’t that she is some kinda angle or saint but this move seems to contradict the spirit of her advice over the years. I bet they won’t have much tape of her to use but we shall see. Belle shoulda checked Black-n-Bougies reasons for not taking that reality tv show. She will get more exposure because of this so our disappointment in her participation in the ratchetness is irrelevant.

  • http://clutch kelly gonzalez

    The first 10 mins of this show, and it’s a “LOSER” Not interested. That Mica chic really needs to stop playing so much for the camera, she’s a complete train wreck, and the way she treats her man is disgusting, she told him she’s not 22, she’s right, the face looks much older, but the attitude is like a 10 yr old, grow up! As for the rest of the cast, not much to say,wasn’t impressed. Hope Bravo cans this show, it’s STUPID!!!

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