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.
"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.
"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.
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.
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.
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?
Sylvia Robinson was dubbed "The Mother of Hip Hop" for her help in bringing the musical genre into the mainstream through the famed label Sugar Hill Records, which she co-founded in the 1970s with her husband Joe. Decades later, the next generation of the Robinson family is working to keep the label alive while putting its own stamp on music history. The family -- led by Leland Robinson Sr., the middle son of Joe and Sylvia -- helps their artists develop a unique sound while searching for the next big thing in music and trying to bring the label back into the public eye. While some of the younger members of the family work toward living up to their legendary surname, others simply enjoy the perks that their name brings them.
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.
With personal and professional challenges taking over their lives, Kandi and Todd are in need of a vacation. So the newlyweds plan a Burruss-Tucker family getaway to a Colorado ski resort in search of some rest and relaxation. The couple hope the trip takes away some of the stress caused by their struggles to get pregnant and Todd's frequent traveling to Los Angeles for production of his new show. Then there's the blending of the two families and getting everyone on the same page, which is not an easy task. Even though the trip is meant to be an opportunity to relax, having both families under one roof could prove to be too close for comfort.
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.