Timber Creek Lodge is a luxurious ski resort with a staff of hardworking and attractive folks. The hoteliers live in tight quarters as they deal with the two issues that are at the heart of many reality shows -- personal relationships and their jobs, which entail catering to the every whim of the high-class vacationers who visit the lodge. The series showcases the on- and off-duty activities of the mountain retreat's staff, which includes a manager, VIP hosts, personal chef, housekeepers and servers. The team does whatever it takes -- even if it means crossing the boundaries of professionalism -- to please the clients.
This reality series profiles a group of young people who work aboard yachts that measure well over 100 feet long. The crew members, known as yachties, live aboard the luxurious, privately owned vessels while making sure that their demanding clients' ever-changing needs are met. The yachties share a passion for a job that allows them to visit some of the world's most beautiful places. Each episode features a different group of passengers -- ranging from millionaires to hard-partying friends -- as they head out for a marine adventure. The crews live by the "work hard, play harder" motto that gives them access to exotic perks few people get to experience.
Being famous doesn't necessarily make it easier for celebrities to find love. "Famously Single" tries to help celebrities find partners with help from experts, who guide the stars while they look for love. The celebs live together in a downtown Los Angeles home. They are put through challenges and other exercises that strip away their fame to help them achieve the relationships they covet. The singles -- who come from such areas as TV, music and sports -- head to clubs, bars and tourist hot spots to try to find mates. Romance might be even closer than the housemates think when romantic connections take place in the house.
The "Below Deck" franchise sets sail with a new boat, crew and location in this series that follows nine members of a crew who live and work aboard a 150-foot yacht. As the ship journeys through the Mediterranean, each episode features a new group of elite passengers, with each group presenting a different set of challenges for the crew. Leading the ship's team in the first season is Capt. Mark Howard, a veteran of nearly 30 years on yachts, who demands professionalism of his staff and says the golden rule of yachting is "the guest is always right." In Season 2, Sandy Yawn takes over as the captain, one of the few females in the yachting industry to hold the position. Other crew members include chief stewardess Hannah, who sees the Mediterranean as the ultimate location for yachting.
Lisa Vanderpump first gained fame as a cast member on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but her full-time job is as co-owner and boss at West Hollywood, Calif., restaurant SUR, which stands for Sexy Unique Restaurant. Vanderpump balances her motherly instinct with her shrewd business sense to maintain control over the restaurant's wild group of employees who are working at the eatery while pursuing their dreams. Drama seems to be part of the job for the employees at SUR, who tend to date -- and, in most cases, subsequently break up with -- their fellow co-workers.
Montauk, N.Y., a beach town on the easternmost point of Long Island, is where affluent New Yorkers head during the summer to have a good time and get away from the stresses of city life. "Summer House" follows a group of nine friends who, after toiling away at their jobs during the week, share a house together on weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day -- the unofficial summer season. While there, they enjoy an exclusive, high-end lifestyle that allows them to let loose. Booze-filled brunches, charity galas, bonfires and -- of course -- drama-filled romances are on the docket for the young professionals in their summer playground. Included in the close-knit group are life-of-the-party Kyle, who must decide whether to grow up or remain the quintessential bachelor; identical twins Ashley and Lauren, who have reached a crossroads in life; and flirtatious ex-model Carl, a newcomer to the group who has caught Lauren's eye.
Bartender Jax Taylor and Southern girlfriend Brittany Cartwright leave the comforts of Southern California to head out to her family's Kentucky farm. While that puts Brittany back in her element, city-guy Jax is a fish out of water when he exchanges his signature sweaters for overalls. He tries to embrace the region's lifestyle and leave a lasting impression on the locals. Jax faces new experiences that he doesn't come across in the city, including aggressive farm animals and coyote hunting, but the Kentucky visit also leads to challenges of a more personal nature, which include hearing endless marriage questions from Brittany's family and baby-sitting her nephew. As Brittany's friends and family question his commitment to her, Jax's patience and charm begin to wear thin. The ups and downs test the unlikely couple to see if their love can survive life on the farm.
Bravo has one successful reality show about socialite women in Atlanta, so what's next on its docket? A second reality show about socialite women in Atlanta, of course. The difference with this show is that all of the women featured are either doctors themselves or the wives of doctors. Cameras follow the ladies as they try to juggle their careers with family lives and their social calendars. The cast of Georgia peaches includes busy mom Toya, feisty Quad, and a couple of OB-GYNs, Jacqueline and Simone.
There are cultural differences between England and America in many respects. But that doesn't stop British socialites like Caroline Stanbury from running in similar social circles with American expats, including Juliet Angus and Marissa Hermer, who enjoy a posh London lifestyle. The women adhere to the city's unwritten rules that one's reputation is everything and respect is not easily earned. Also featured on the docuseries is Julie Montagu, an Illinois native who is married to the heir to the Earl of Sandwich.
When a person gets into a serious relationship, one of the important things to consider is where they will live when moving in together -- will one move into the other's existing home, or will the partners move into a completely new residence? "Yours, Mine or Ours" tries to help couples make that decision. Los Angeles real estate tycoon Reza Farahan and interior designer Taylor Spellman offer their expertise to help the couples in their deliberations. Farahan and Spellman help the couples reach one of two decisions: renovate one of their current homes to satisfy the partner's needs or combine their budgets to buy a new place to live. Spellman presents the couples with 3-D renderings of how they can transform their current spaces, while Farahan tempts each couple by showing two new properties that they can make their own. In the end, though, the final decision -- yours, mine or ours -- is made by the couple.