Real estate can be a cutthroat industry, especially when agents are competing for turf in one of the country's most coveted realty markets like Orange County in Southern California. That's where John McMonigle was the top real estate agent before being forced into bankruptcy when the market crashed. He has since rebuilt his empire, adding four ambitious agents to his team in an effort to beat the Relegance Group. Led by the O.C.'s "real estate queen" Jojo Romeo, an estranged employee of John's, the Relegance staff -- which includes several zealous agents -- strives to become the region's top team. With limited listings available, the two groups are often left vying for the same high-end clients. With multimillion-dollar deals on the line -- and old vendettas lingering between McMonigle and Romeo -- the competition is fierce as each group of agents works toward the goal of becoming No. 1 in the Orange County realty market.
Viewers watch as many households are subject to being stripped of everything they own. Based on a Scandinavian format, this social experiment allows people to embark on a journey of self-discovery as their values and lives change. Every item a household owns is taken away, including furniture, clothing, hygiene products, money, and electronics. The people must go through the regular motions of their lives, including going to work, meeting friends, and maintaining their families. The experiment lasts for 21 days, and each day the people may retrieve one item that they think they cannot live without. Relationships will be strained and tested and perspectives will change drastically as people reacquire their material goods.
An extension of Bravo's "Watch What Happens" reunion specials and the original live online shows, this interactive series -- live on the East Coast -- is hosted by former Bravo programming executive Andy Cohen, who welcomes guests from some of the cable network's most popular series, as well as other entertainment stars, to chat about pop culture and celebrities in the news. In 2017, the show took on a new title -- "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" -- as part of an overhaul that included a remodeled studio offering a designated performance space for musical guests, a staple of most late-night shows.
"Million Dollar Listing" has showcased some of the most luxurious homes in Los Angeles. The franchise now heads east with "Million Dollar Listing New York," featuring relentless real estate agents in Manhattan and their intertwining lives as each agent fights for his share of the market. The agents deal with demanding clients as they earn a living selling some of New York's hottest real estate. The featured agents, some of the best in the city, include "listings machine" Fredrik Eklund and Ryan Serhant, who was an actor and hand model before pursuing his home-selling passion.
"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.
These two powerhouses are well-respected in their individual fields. Bethenny Frankel is a self-made businesswoman who founded Skinnygirl Cocktails and expanded the Skinnygirl brand into a lifestyle empire. Fredrik Eklund is one of the top real estate entrepreneurs in New York City and has amassed more than $5 billion in residential sales over the past 11 years. Together, they want to renovate properties and make a huge profit. With millions of dollars of their own money on the line, along with years of friendship, they tackle the ups and downs of scouting, buying, and designing multimillion-dollar homes.
Soon there will be "Real Housewives" all across America (for better or worse), as Bravo expands its successful franchise into Beverly Hills. Cameras follow affluent women (some regulars, others who recur) as they enjoy the lavish lifestyle only Beverly Hills can offer. The ladies change through the seasons and over time the cast has included former child actresses Kim and Kyle Richards, heiress Adrienne Maloof, restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump, philanthropist and business owner Taylor Armstrong and the one-time Mrs. Kelsey Grammer, Camille Donatacci (who alternates between a regular member of the cast and a recurring role during her time on the show).
Mother-daughter design duo Tish and Brandi Cyrus have honed their interior-design abilities in their own homes over the years, and they now feel that they have the talent to make a business out of it. They head out to the streets of their hometown of Nashville to share their skills with friends and word-of-mouth clients. In each episode, Tish and Brandi each present a competing idea, with a given budget, to a client for a room that needs a design re-do. After the client selects one of the plans, the family pair must work together to turn the chosen vision into a reality. Facing decor dilemmas and makeover malfunctions along the way, the mother-daughter team hopes to deliver the desired results without cracking under the pressure.
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.
The "Real Housewives" franchise continues to expand across America, with this edition landing in Potomac, Md., a community of rolling hills and gated mansions just up the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. As is standard for the franchise, the reality show follows several well-to-do women who are part of the exclusive society. The featured women include former Miss District of Columbia Pageant winner Ashley Darby, who became a stepmother to a 21-year-old and a 24-year old after getting married at the age of 22; socialite Charrisse Jackson Jordan, who is married to NBA player Eddie Jordan; model Katie Rost, who is ready to give matrimony another shot with her current beau following a short-lived marriage to her college sweetheart; and philanthropist Gizelle Bryant, a single mother of three who is getting ready to launch a makeup line geared toward women of color.
They may live in the lap of luxury, but life isn't always perfect for the women who reside in one of the wealthiest enclaves of the U.S. They continue to focus on living large; plastic surgery, working out, shopping, drinking, dancing, and dining out top their agendas. Ladies come and go through the show's run, with entrepreneur Vicki Gunvalson having been a series regular for each season. Other ladies who have been featured for multiple seasons include Tamra Judge -- previously known as Tamra Barney -- and Heather Dubrow.
After Abby McCarthy, author of self-help books and guru to people with family issues, states that she and her husband have separated, her career screeches to a halt. The revelation puts America's once-favorite girlfriend in free fall. Acclimating to being single in her 40s, she turns to friends for advice, including entrepreneur Phoebe, who has an odd relationship with her ex. For the divorce, Abby hires Delia, an associate of her friend, Lyla. The "Girlfriends' Guide" book series inspired the dramedy -- Bravo's first original scripted series.
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.
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.
Five women embark on a journey to Italy with Diann Valentine. The women are in different stages of their lives in regards to love and the unique stories they tell, but they are all in the same boat when it boils down to dating as black women in America. The women must face their fears, move on from their emotional baggage and also understand cultural differences as they seek new love in Rome. D. Micah Lindsey and Christine "Cece" Counts join them to offer their own insights about love while educating them on the Italian heritage, and they help Valentine vet the perfect bachelors.
Many businesses in America are run by families, but a lot of these companies fail before a successful transition from one generation to the next. Tabatha spends three weeks with families as she attempts to pinpoint the very heart of their familial drama. She must deal with tears, turmoil and tribulations as she works to push these families into the sunlight for a brighter future as they seek to put their pasts behind them so that their businesses can succeed. Tabatha is a successful business woman, global ambassador for world-renowned brands like Matrix and L'Oreal, and she is a motivational speaker.
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.
Selling real estate in the Los Angeles area can be a glamorous job, as "Million Dollar Listing" proves. The show follows young real estate agents as they try to sell high-end properties in the Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills and Malibu. The agents use their charm, good looks and business savvy to stay on top of the competitive heap in the real estate market. Will a Los Angeles housing slump make it more difficult for the agents to sell their properties?
Bravo heads to the Big Apple for this entry in its hit reality-TV franchise "The Real Housewives of (insert location here)." This New York edition features several confident women, who change throughout the seasons as the women leave, with some returning later on. The featured ladies over time have included entrepreneur and one-time talk-show host Bethenny Frankel, part-time socialite and full-time mother Aviva Drescher (who is a cousin, by marriage, of actress Fran Drescher), best-selling author and journalist Carole Radziwill, savvy businesswoman Heather Thomson, entrepreneur Ramona Singer, sassy single mother Sonja Morgan and model Kristen Taekman.
The Atlanta housewives continue to live their fabulous lives in Georgia's capital city in this incarnation of the popular reality TV franchise. Relationships, a staple of the "Real Housewives" shows, take center stage as usual as the ladies' love lives experience ups and downs. The sassy women's entrepreneurial spirits are also in full bloom as they juggle their personal and professional lives, along with their busy personal calendars.