by Michael Schneider
Blood, Sweat & Heels
As an in-demand reality producer, Leftfield Pictures’ Brent Montgomery has dealt with almost every kind of personality. Yet nothing prepared him for the drama that comes with the women of Bravo’s Blood, Sweat and Heels. The show, which centers on high-powered New York players Melyssa Ford, Brie Bythewood, Mica Hughes, Daisy Lewellyn, Demetria Lucas and Geneva S. Thomas as they cross paths in the pursuit of personal and professional gains in the big city, airs Sundays at 9/8c. Montgomery, whose credits include Pawn Stars, American Restoration and Oddities, filled out our TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey to explain why we should invest in a few Blood, Sweat and Heels.
TV Guide Magazine: I have time to watch just one more show. Tell me why it should be yours.
Brent Montgomery: Six Olivia Pope-like power women who are fearless.
TV Guide Magazine: Who should be watching?
Montgomery: Women and men, mostly. And children.
TV Guide Magazine: What happens if we don’t watch your show?
Montgomery: You’ll feel alone. Abandoned. Isolated and out of the loop…like an orphan in the cultural zeitgeist. Much therapy to follow (hopefully in the high-end offices of women who may be featured on our show).
TV Guide Magazine: What’s an alternate title for your show?
TV Guide Magazine: Give us an equation for your show.
Montgomery: Sex and the City plus Scandal minus sleeping with the President. (But Mica does have a chinchilla named Barack.)
TV Guide Magazine: Come up with a premise for the spin-off.
Montgomery: For HGTV: Melyssa Ford’s Pantie Droppin’ Real Estate.
TV Guide Magazine: What credit of yours would you prefer we forget?
Montgomery: Vegas Stripped. It’s not as exciting as it sounds.
TV Guide Magazine: Tell me one thing about your cast.
Montgomery: Every one of them went to college.
TV Guide Magazine: What other series would you most like to be an executive producer on?
Montgomery: American Horror Story.
TV Guide Magazine: Let’s scare the network. Tell us an idea that didn’t make it.
Montgomery: We only wanted to send three cuts per episode for network notes.
TV Guide Magazine: Finish this sentence: “If you like _______, you’ll love our show.”
Montgomery: Alcohol and dynamic women who like to stir the pot.
TV Guide Magazine: Pick another show, any show, and start a fake feud.
Montgomery: Real Husbands of Hollywood
TV Guide Magazine: With what show would you like to do a crossover episode and how would that go?
Montgomery: Ax Men. There would be high amounts of collateral damage — heels are weapons, people!
TV Guide Magazine: How will your show change the face of TV as we know it?
Montgomery: This show follows the journeys of fiercely independent women who make their own rules. No housewives here.