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.
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.
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.
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.
Canadian hospitality mogul Joey Gibbons is looking to redefine the tourism industry by coming up with unforgettable experiences for members at a ski resort in Whistler, British Columbia. He has put together a team of staff members to organize the activities, which include backcountry heli-skiing, spa treatments, and fine dining. It's a make it-or-break it season for Gibbons, who has just one winter to reinvent ski vacations and establish Whistler's top luxury tourism company. Among Gibbons' staffers is professional skier Lynsey Dyer.
Do you have unfinished business with a partner from a previous relationship? All of the onetime couples featured on "A Night With My Ex" do, and the show is letting them tie up loose ends from the past. In each episode, a pair of exes spend a night together in a one-bedroom apartment complete with a multiple-camera setup. They are left to their own devices -- with no producers and no interruptions -- to try to hash things out. The participants get things off their chests, ask hard-hitting questions and face accusations of infidelity with the ultimate goal of achieving closure on the relationship. Sometimes that closure means a clean break, and other times it leads to renewing the spark and rekindling the romance. Regardless of the outcome, anything goes on the road to reaching that point as the couples confront their pasts -- and their futures.
"Shahs of Sunset" follows some Persian-American friends in Los Angeles who try to juggle their active social lives and careers while also balancing the demands of their families and traditions. The socialites have busy dating lives and are prominent in the party scene, but they seek approval from their families as they face pressure to settle down and marry within the community. Among the featured friends are real estate agent Mercedes, controversial singer Asa and classic "Persian Princess" Golnesa.
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.
"Southern Charm" reveals a world of exclusivity, money and scandal dating back through generations of families in Charleston, S.C. The docuseries follows several Charleston singles as they pursue their personal and professional lives while trying to preserve their family names because just one social faux pas can taint a family's name for generations. Featured singles include law student Craig, who helps underprivileged children who have been taken from their parents; modern Southern woman Cameran, who now works in real estate after spending 10 years in the cosmetics industry; former state treasurer Thomas, who is active in organizations that promote free enterprise; and raconteur Shep, who is ready to tackle life's curveballs.