Tabatha Coffey, the opinionated and tart-tongued viewer favorite from season one of "Shear Genius," takes over struggling salons across the country to whip both managers and staff into shape with her no-nonsense business style. She assesses each salon based on its customer service, cleanliness, professionalism and overall styling technique, setting high standards for the stylists she coaches.
There's plenty of drama at the Gatsby Salon in New Jersey, where big hair, big nails, and a constant tan are de rigueur. The high-end salon has recently undergone a complete makeover of its own and is now as state-of-the-art as it can be. Owner Gayle and daughter Christy are feeling the pressure to make the shop a success -- and the ongoing drama among the staff is just one more stressor. Stylist Anthony, who owns his own salon but works at the Gatsby while it's being revamped, is unfazed by the female drama surrounding him there. Alexa, who has a sideline business doing makeup for brides on the weekends, has dreams of her own and very definite feelings about what constitutes Jersey style. And Gigi, who dreams of a husband and family, is working on reconciling with the love of her life while styling hair at the salon.
Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett first gained fame as one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends on the E! reality series "The Girls Next Door." She has since translated that fame into an entertainment career and marriage to former professional football player Hank Baskett. Adding to the list of Kendra's reality shows is "Kendra on Top," which chronicles her transition into motherhood as she works to balance her family life -- including all the ups and downs of marriage -- with professional and personal ambitions. Kendra's trademark upbeat attitude and funny outlook on life help her get through the many challenges she faces. Meanwhile, Hank tries to discover what life is like outside of the NFL now that he has retired from the league.
Growing up with a famous parent isn't easy, as the children often have to work hard to emerge from their parents' shadows and gain independence -- especially if they want entertainment careers of their own. "Growing Up Hip Hop" documents the lives of a tight-knit group of friends, most of whom have at least one parent who is famous. Angela Simmons, the daughter of Run-D.M.C.'s Rev Run, is a model and fashion designer; Romeo Miller has followed in the footsteps of his father, Master P, in becoming a musician; entrepreneur Damon "Boogie" Dash is the son of former record executive Damon Dash; singer Kristinia DeBarge, the daughter of James DeBarge, struggles to choose between family and fame; TJ Mizell, a DJ whose father was Run-D.M.C. member Jam Master Jay, views Angela as family since both of their dads were in Run-D.M.C.; and aspiring singer Egypt Criss gets her talent from both mom and dad -- Pepa from Salt-N-Pepa and Treach from Naughty by Nature.
David Tutera is expanding from planning weddings to parties of all kinds for celebrities. The fetes, which often coincide with momentous points in the lives of the famous, are jaw-dropping bashes that befit Hollywood. "Jersey Shore's" JWoww, rapper Lil' Kim and musical siblings Brandy and Ray J -- who needs a last name when you're famous? -- are among the stars who use Tutera's expansive knowledge, although their sometimes-outrageous demands don't make it easy for him to do things the way he wants. The soirees include a baby shower, anniversary party and, of course, a dream wedding.
Being in the spotlight doesn't necessarily make life easier for reality TV stars and, in fact, often makes things harder for the celebrities. Oftentimes, their relationships suffer from the notoriety. In this series of the "Marriage Boot Camp" franchise, stars of such shows as "The Real Housewives" and "Bad Girls Club" seek help from therapists and other experts to prevent their personal relationships -- either romantic or familial -- from getting worse. The therapists put the celebs and their loved ones through their form of boot camp, testing them with challenges that include revealing some of their deepest secrets and personal woes.
Atlanta has become a hotbed for hip-hop music, and it is the setting for this reality series that explores what life is like for a tight-knit crew of friends, many of whom have family members who are well-known in the hip-hop community. Shad Moss -- better known as Bow Wow -- returns to Atlanta to release his first album in several years, which he intends to make his swan song before bowing out of the industry so he can focus on raising his child and dealing with other personal issues. Mentoring him are surrogate fathers Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri. Hoping to step out of their parents' famous shadows are members of Bow Wow's ATL crew, including Dupri's daughter Shaniah Mauldin; Reginae Carter, the daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright; T.I. and Tiny's daughter Zonnique Pullins; Brandon Barnes, the son of hip-hop manager Debra Antney and brother of rapper Waka Flocka Flame; and Ayana Fite, the daughter of Beastie Boys mainstay DJ Hurricane and Barnes' cousin.
Introduced to viewers in "Braxton Family Values," Tamar Braxton is the family's sassy youngest sister. This series follows Tamar and music mogul husband Vince Herbert, whom she married in 2008, in their relationship, which centers around her obsession with achieving instant pop stardom and his attempts to keep his sanity while trying to help her reach her goal. While they have an over-the-top lifestyle, Tamar has her hands full dealing with Vince's health issues, her stagnant music career, and pet dog Miracle, who constantly barks and relieves himself everywhere. Through the highs and lows, the couple are out to prove that a husband and wife can mix business with pleasure.
Singer Toni Braxton has had some ups and downs in her career, ranging from No. 1 hits to marriage (and eventual separation) and bankruptcy. The roller coaster ride that is Toni's life seems to continue on this reality series, in which she is joined by her sisters -- Traci, Tamar, Trina and Towanda -- and their mother, Evelyn. The tight-knit group of sisters' battle for the spotlight includes sibling rivalry, man drama and a DUI. Mom referees the action as the sisters' love for one another tries to keep them together during life's trials and tribulations.
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.