Ryan Seacrest, Bravo team for 'Shahs of Sunset'
July 20th, 2011
12:22 PM ET

Ryan Seacrest, Bravo team for 'Shahs of Sunset'

Ryan Seacrest is building his empire with a docu-series currently being called "Shahs of Sunset."

Seacret's production company is in cahoots with Bravo to produce the reality series, which would focus on a group of Persian-American pals in Los Angeles who are balancing their families and traditions with their L.A. lifestyles, says a Bravo statement.

The show aims to highlight both the glitz of Rodeo Drive and the traditional family dinners of the cast, "celebrating the opulent lifestyle" of these Sunset "Shahs." Apparently these "young socialites," as Bravo calls them, have got plenty of paper and they're not afraid to spend it.

Andy Cohen, Bravo's executive vice president of original programming and development, says in the statement, "The Persian-American community in Los Angeles is a perfect fit for Bravo's next great docu-series. The group of friends featured in our show are colorful, affluent, and fun."

Seacrest - who's also serving as executive producer - and his team "understand what our viewers want to see and when they brought us this group we responded immediately," Cohen adds. "There's not a show like it on TV."

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  1. lucydesifan

    One of the actors on the show.. (I can't remember his name.. ) but he looks just like Kelly Ripa's husband Mark Consuelos.. He has his beautiful smile..

    December 18, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. alquiler vallas publicitarias

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    April 4, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Austin Hoffman

    this show looks like it gon' b absolutely AWESOME!!!

    LMAO at the pic of these dudes trying to fist-pump:

    February 1, 2012 at 3:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. Iman

    I am Persian. Like the cat. MEOW!

    October 17, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mel

    You should do your "homework" as well. Baha’i is a religion, not a race. Secondly, who are you people to say what people can call themselves. If they want to say they are Persian, they can. There is nothing that says that Iranians are not supposed to say Persian. Maybe they do not stand with Iranian customs today and are represented from old Iran also known as Persia.

    September 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Saman the Iranian guy

    Ryan seacrest, you filthy little midget. We will beat your ass and destroy your show if you ever dare to even make this racist disgusting show. We're not stupid, we know you wanna exploit the community. We know you're gonna put trash on the show. You only care about mony and w will hijack and sue this show to hell!

    August 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Help

    Like Protest "Shahs of Sunset" on Facebook! Help us stop this show! STOP RACIST programming

    July 27, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  8. Leila

    I am of the belief that all Iranians are "Persian," given the historical use of the name for the country. And before it was called Persia most of Iran was called the Median Empire or Medes. It's just a name. I don't think there is much Persian blood in me, but that's what I call myself. The word Persia also evokes so much more history than Iran does, given the relatively short use of "Iran" since 1935. I also don't like the meaning of Iran: Aryan. We're not all Aryan, but our language is, and that language is Persian (Parsi, but the Arabs couldn't say it so they changed it to Farsi). So I'm back to Persia as my preferred name. Nobody calls our language Iranian, and we're not all Aryan, so "Iranian" is not more accurate than "Persian." Neither are perfect nor can they reflect the diversity of the population, but they are names that mean much to our culture and people historically and at the present time.

    July 26, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Ignorance is Bliss

      Oh Leila, Leila, Leila. Since you stand so strong in your "beliefs" and will not change them, can you do some research before spewing such drivel on the internet?? Please?? All Iranians, I repeat, and please do not forget this factual piece of information, all Iranians are NOT Persian. Do you know that Iran is the name of a country? Do you know that Persian is a culture, not a citizenship of the country of Iran? What happened to the land before Persia (again, you would know all of this if you had done research before writing such ignorant historical statements), known as Mesopotamia? Assyria? Hello? Do those ring a bell to you?? Didn't think so. Persians came along and defeated the Assyrians of Mesopotamia, and that's how Persia came along. What happened to the Assyrian people, who are NOT Persian? What about all the Russians, Turks, Armenians, Kurds, Baha'i, Indians, Pakistanis, etc, that live in Iran, born and raised? Do you not know the difference between a culture/ethnicity, and citizenship? Please look it up, for your own sake, and for ours. In the meantime, remember that Mesopotamia and Babylon, which existed long before Persia, is considered to be the Garden of Eden, where the first library was built, the wheel was invented, Mathematics was invented, I'll stop now. But they are Assyrians, not Persians. Do your research and homework!

      August 31, 2011 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. amhoney22

    I live here in LA. Persian men chase blond heads like fiends. Persian women hate women with blond hair. Congratulations about making a show about a misogynist culture.

    July 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. joe

    who is this ugly hump?

    July 20, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. troothdekay

    In my experience, the word "Persian" is used to describe certain cats and people who don't want others to know they are from Iran.

    July 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Persians or Iranians

      No Honey Bunny (troothdekay), we are not afraid to say we are from Iran, persian its a old name for our country so I can say I am Iranian or Persian.. so NO worry none of us are afraid, we are proud of our country and more proud to have so many Iranian Doctors, Lawyers, Investors, working for Nasa also taking over United State government and working for different presidents..forget about our government they are bunch of uneducated people taking over our country, you should go back and see the history and the time Shah of Iran was in power, our country was one of the best..so I am proud to be Iranian or persian....Regards.

      July 20, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • socaltimmy

      I've always known the terms to be interchangeable. I myself prefer Iranian. There are still people alive that were born in Persia (before the name change) and the term Persian Gulf still appears on some maps, so it's a valid term, plus many people like Assarians don't have a country to call their own and many of them were from the Persian Empire region so it's more than just being from Iran.

      July 20, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • SP

      The person who stated that Persian is an older term for Iranian and that the two terms are interchangeable is incorrect. Iranian is a nationality and Persian is a race. Not all Iranians are Persians, we have kurds, turks, and a dozen other races in Iran. Iran did used to be called Persia, but now it is called Iran and we should address ourselves as Iranian and not Persian.

      July 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seena Zand

      Only uneducated idiots like yourself don't know. If you've ever read a paper, looked at a map or gone outside of the U.S., maybe you'd know that most people know that Persians are from Iran.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • RdS

      Many people even Iranians get this wrong.

      Iran has many different groups of people living in it. Persians, Lurs, Kurds, Baloochis, Turks, Turkamans, etc. There are distinct language diferences between these groups. There are also Jewish Iranians who migrated there throughout the history.

      Persians are from the provence of Fars. I am Persian, I am also Iranian. For example you can be an American and be a Californian at the same time.

      I hope this makes it clear.

      November 18, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. blitz

    btw- I don't watch any of his shows, not my thing. 🙂

    July 20, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. blitz

    @observer, Ryan Seacrest works non-stop. He is up at 4 am M-F to do his live morning radio show for 102.7 kiss fm at the E! studios in Hollywood 5am-10am. Then he goes on to his office, looks at numbers for his production company, phone calls/emails, meets with producers and actors for his reality show filming, also has to get in contact with celebrities to have as guests on the radio show. Has mandatory lunch/dinner meetings and business trips. He also has to film American Idol and hang out with the Kardashians. And he has to tend to his girlfriend and occasionally see his family. And he has to maintain a certain image that requires long workouts at the gym, salon/spa visits, and wardrobe fittings. All that while battling traffic to get from one place to the other, not an easy task in LA, even if you have a driver. I'm not really a big fan of his, but give the guy some credit because he does work pretty hard. 🙂

    July 20, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. charlie crack

    Matter of fact....It has its own zip code

    July 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. charlie crack

    @Ms fernace, @mad....true..true. I think k.kardashians booty has its own occupation....haaa....yall have fun...be good

    July 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  16. fernace

    Forget Zach Braff, this Seacrest dude is hiding his "seacret" in an "opulent" closet! That's why he loves to do these shows, to brunch with people who pick up the tab! Fyi, the Kardashian chicks resume's list "socialite" as an occupation! Kid you not!!Lol!

    July 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Observer

    Don't fail to miss it!

    And for the record, does this guy ever actually DO anything besides sit and grin like an idiot?

    July 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Bob

    Oh great, another reality show that follows around some spoiled Kartrashian-like characters to dumb down society even more. let me set my DVR for this one

    July 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Chucklehead

    This guy has almost singlehandedly destroyed the entertainment industry.

    July 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Smoke on the HotDog

    When is Ryans "Coming-Out" party?

    July 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |

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