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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Caroline Manzo ("Real Housewives of New Jersey") has her own show about the chaos of three adult children living in her house. Despite being engaged, daughter Lauren has never left the Manzo household; sons Albie and Chris have returned home to save money for a new apartment, and Albie's girlfriend joins them; Lauren tries to expand her business; Chris gets into messes that are hard for Caroline to handle. Sister-in-law Jacqueline offers help, but caterer Albert focuses on more productive activities. As the series progresses, the Manzo children leave the house and head out on their own, leaving Caroline to wonder if she has succeeded in her role as the Manzo matriarch.