Patti Stanger has earned her "Millionaire Matchmaker" nickname (also the title of her previous show) through the years she has spent setting up wealthy people through her Millionaire's Club dating service, a practice she continues on this show. In each episode, two wealthy clients check into a luxury property in Southern California, where they unwittingly begin their "love lesson" through custom challenges designed by Stanger and her crew. Stanger then gives her feedback -- which can be brutally honest at times -- in one-on-one sessions with the daters, during which she gives an in-depth review of the surprise date. Each client is then introduced to the matches chosen by Patti, with the hope that one of them will be "the one." Stanger's team includes former beauty queen Candace, who has a psychology degree and is the top associate in Stanger's organization.
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.
It's not easy finding a mate so people often turn to matchmaking services to help them in their searches for love. One option for people in the Chicago area is LuvBizChicago, a family business run by head matchmakers Lisa and Jim -- who used to be married -- and their adult children. As they run the company, Lisa and Jim have to deal with a staff of wild, young matchmakers. Another obstacle they face is Jim's former mistress, who has a knack for creating drama for the company's employees and clients. The show features appearances by "Million Dollar Matchmaker" star Patti Stanger, who also serves as an executive producer.
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.
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.
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 Garden State for this installment of the "Housewives" franchise, focusing on affluent Jersey girls who are more than just friends: The cast has changed through the seasons but the featured housewives through the years have included Caroline Manzo, a devoted wife and mother of three adult children; former Las Vegas cosmetologist Jacqueline Laurita, who is now a full-time housewife; and Teresa Giudice, a mother of four who runs her household without help from a nanny or personal assistant.
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.
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.
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.