Date: January 10, 2010
Click HERE for the “9 By Design” panel
Click HERE for the impromptu one-on-one with Bob and Cortney Novogratz
Location: The Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena, CA
Player(s): Bob and Cortney Novogratz, stars; Ken Druckerman, executive producer
Backstory: Deteriorating relationships and bad parenting as seen on reality TV was still fresh on everyone’s minds when Bravo introduced the stars of its new reality series/home decorating show “9 By Design” at the TCA tour in January. Bob and Cortney Novogratz live in New York City with their seven children and agreed to let cameras follow them around as they deal with raising their young brood and managing an interior design business that spawned from their unique renovations of quirky properties in and around Manhattan. The Novogratz’s fielded questions from reporters targeting their decision to expose their children to the unflinching and unflattering spotlight of reality TV. Was it really in the children’s best interest? Why do this now? For their part, the Novogratz’s came across as well-grounded and prepared for whatever may come their way. Since audiences are not aware of the show and tabloid magazines haven’t decided to probe into their personal lives, the Novogratz’s have been in a safe zone. Whether they will still be able to remain in a protective bubble once the show premieres on April 13 remains to be seen.
Source: Sandra Kraisirideja