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.
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.
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.
Several people get the opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime in this series that sends them on a search for the ultimate getaway. The group heads to some of the world's most exotic and exclusive destinations, under the watchful eye of three tour guides who curate the global journey designed to check items off from people's bucket lists. The guides on the vacation are Brandon Presser, who has written more than 50 travel books; travel blogger Rachel Grant, who has been to more than 50 countries; and former model Sandhurst Miggins, who works for a major airline, helping provide customer service for VIP passengers. Presser, Grant and Miggins lead their guests on activities that include riding elephants in Thailand and going on gorilla expeditions in Rwanda. Memories are made during the experience while encountering osbtacles -- including when tensions rise when the guides challenge the globetrotters to turn off their cell phones and awaken their minds to new cultures.
With personal and professional challenges taking over their lives, Kandi and Todd are in need of a vacation. So the newlyweds plan a Burruss-Tucker family getaway to a Colorado ski resort in search of some rest and relaxation. The couple hope the trip takes away some of the stress caused by their struggles to get pregnant and Todd's frequent traveling to Los Angeles for production of his new show. Then there's the blending of the two families and getting everyone on the same page, which is not an easy task. Even though the trip is meant to be an opportunity to relax, having both families under one roof could prove to be too close for comfort.
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.
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.
The "Married to Medicine" franchise heads to Houston, introducing more female doctors and wives of doctors who face high stakes -- both in their social circles and in the medical industry. The ladies seem to have it all -- they're educated, attractive and polished professionals -- but they face major obstacles in their lives that aren't evident at the surface. As they fight to rise to the top tier of Houston society, the women struggle with marital and family issues while continuing in their medical careers or supporting the physicians to whom they are married. Through it all, they must find the time -- and sanity -- to juggle all of their responsibilities with their social lives.
So you think you have a high-maintenance friend or co-worker in your life? Meet Jeff Lewis, one of the most colorful real estate speculators in Los Angeles, whose obsessive-compulsive tendencies are exceeded only by the eccentricities of his friends -- and the success of his business. With the downturn in the housing market, Lewis subsequently lessened his interest in flipping properties and focused on his design consulting business. Whether he's flipping or designing, Lewis relies on his staff to help him get his projects done.
Kim Zolciak made a name for herself as a member of the cast of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," which was how she met Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann, to whom she became engaged and eventually married in November 2011. This reality series follows Kim for the two months leading to the wedding as she prepares for the big day. To help her plan the event at her multimillion-dollar home, Kim hires celebrity event planner Colin Cowie. As the date approaches, problems quickly mount, including Kim's mother refusing to attend the wedding.