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‘Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids’ gets greenlit for a second season

"Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids" returns for a second season in 2012. CREDIT: TLC

"Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids" returns for a second season in 2012. CREDIT: TLC

Bridesmaids are just as capable as brides to generate drama. And wedding-obsessed fans love it.

TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids,” set at Bridals for Lori in Atlanta, will be back next season after a successful test run of six episodes this past month. Season two  will feature 18 episodes, set to debut in March, 2012.

TLC hasn’t officially said so, but a third season of the original “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” will return, too.

The five episodes of “Bridesmaids” that have aired so far have done even better than the original Atlanta bridal-focused version. The most recent original show this past Friday at 10 p.m. drew 1.65 million viewers, improving upon the “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” episode at 9:30 p.m., which brought in 1.56 million viewers. The “Bridesmaids” finale airs Friday July 28 at 10 p.m.

“The bridesmaids appeal to more people,” said Bridals By Lori owner Lori Allen in a phone interview Thursday. “Men have stopped me and said they watch it. There’s intrigue in how 10 people can make a decision. I’ve always told people how crazy the store gets. Now they are really getting to see what happens.”

“Bridesmaids” is part of a “Say Yes to the Dress” franchise that now includes the original, the Atlanta bride version, “Big Bliss” and “Randy Knows Best.”

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

9 comments Add your comment

Chuckie D

July 29th, 2011
12:08 am

“Greenlit”—Green Light, maybe? Check to make sure the hat band is not too “tite”~~~

RodHo's outdated hat

July 29th, 2011
8:54 am

Oh yay. More fat self-important delusional women thinking that blowing $50k on a party is a good idea. Good job, America…..no wonder China owns us.

terri

July 29th, 2011
11:00 am

dumb concept…ever seen the movie idiocracy

Denise

July 29th, 2011
11:31 am

Show is not that great because I hate Lori.

Fran Lebowitz

July 29th, 2011
11:59 am

Chuckie, you’d be correct if he were using the term as a noun. He’s not. He’s using the term as a verb to describe the process of the showing receiving a green light.

Kat

July 29th, 2011
1:34 pm

Fran is absolutely right. Think of it be using a different word – “Bridesmaids’ gets lit for a second season.” Get ‘er drunk!

jes

July 29th, 2011
5:50 pm

I watch this show and am appalled at the bahavior of these women. You ever act like a whiny B!^*$ in my wedding and you will find yourself off the friends’ list! On the other hand, the heavy handedness of the brides is equally appalling. Let’s all take a deep breath here and focus on the reason (marriage) for the party, and not the party itself. #nobridezillahere

Char

July 30th, 2011
12:40 am

I guess I was watching a rerun tonight the girl Nay Goode her bridesmaid Nikki is one ugly girl I guess her mother did probably give everything she wanted because she is butt. She set there and said it has to be pretty well they probably would only look at the dress but you should put a bag over you head she is UGLY!!!!!!!

Tom

July 30th, 2011
9:18 pm

meaningless show