The NY Daily News: Bill and Giuliana Rancic’s TV makeover venture is looking better and better

April 19th, 2012

The NY Daily News
April 19, 2012
By, Richard Huff

Bill Rancic says he and his wife, Giuliana, have jokingly called 2012 “The Year of the Rancics.”

Though he’s kidding, it is safe to say the couple are having a hell of a year.

Their Style Network series, “Guiliana & Bill,” recently returned for a new season and is earning good ratings. The two have won praise for how they’ve been open about their lives and challenges.

Bill is getting his own series on Style called “Ultimate Home With Bill Rancic,” an aspirational home makeover series. He’s got a syndicated show he hosts with Leeza Gibbons.

And he and Giuliana also will be the hosts of a new NBC dating show executive-produced by Eva Longoria called “Ready for Love” that will launch next winter.

Not bad for a guy who eight years ago was an unknown real estate entrepreneur from Chicago who won NBC’s “The Apprentice.”

All this comes after Giuliana, an E! News anchor and red-carpet host, revealed last year that she had breast cancer, news that was covered on their Style show as well.

“She’s doing great,” says Bill. “Knock on wood, she’s done with surgery.”

Since it launched five seasons ago, “Giuliana & Bill” has been different from most reality series in that it presents a fairly normal married life.