Bravo is none too pleased with a DVD spinoff of their popular reality show series created by web-based evangelist and author Ty Adams. The network claims Adams is violating their trademark on the “Real Housewives” name.
Adams' DVD series, “Real Housewives of the Bible,” is in no way affiliated with the network, other than its show being the source of inspiration for the Bible-oriented series.
“Bravo is in no way associated with this project,” a network representative told celebrity website TMZ.
Adams, founder and CEO of Heaven Enterprises, launched the scripted DVD series after getting fed up with the negative portrayal of relationships on reality shows like Bravo's “Real Housewives” series and VH1's “Basketball Wives.”
She says the shows are high on drama, but lacking in offering real solutions to the problems portrayed in the series.
“I wanted to showcase women who are having issues in relationships just like you see on these reality shows because this is real life,” Adams told Fox News. “We're not afraid to face those tough issues… we wanted to find the hard issues and see how people work this out where you can really grasp the essence of what love and true love in relationships is.”
Adams' DVD series features several characters based on biblical women who use faith to navigate their way through the rough patches encountered in their relationships. According to Adams, the Bible is the best place to find solutions on life's troubles, especially when it come to love and relationships.
“If you want to find out about love, you go to the original manufacturer, you go to the blueprint. God himself is love and he understands relationships more than any of us and he understands how love operates more than any of us because he is love,” Adams told Fox News.
Adams dishes sex and relationship advice online and has written books on the topic. She describes herself as having a “bold, ram's horn approach to lifestyle, sex and relationships.”
It is unclear if Bravo plans on making any bold moves of its own over the trademark claim.
“We vigorously protect our trademarks and take appropriate action when necessary,” the unidentified network representative also told TMZ.
TMZ speculates that such a statement may indeed mean the network plans on taking legal action against Adams over the “Real Housewives” name.