Million Dollar Listing
With the magic of the original boys of Million Dollar Listing bringing in the ratings LA-style, Bravo is turning their eye to the city that never sleeps – New York. It’s sell, sell, sell twenty-four seven in the big apple on Million Dollar Listing New York!
The new season premieres tonight on Bravo, and it promises to be as exciting as the original flavor, minus the awesome Malibu beaches and Josh Flagg‘s grandma.
The premise is the same; three young male realtors go head-to-head to outsell and out-shark each other for the most prestigious listings and the clients with the largest wallets. Except this time, it’s penthouses and brownstones instead of beach front property and mansions in the canyon. Well, I hope no one has horses in their highrise!
In tonight’s season premiere episode, prettyboy Ryan Serhant (who is rumored to be dating NY
cougar Housewife Sonja Morgan) works for a friend who is being one-hundred percent honest. Michael Lorber fueds with another top Manhattan broker and quirky Fredrik Eklund has dealings with a vulgar and foulmouthed client. No, it’s not Bethenny Frankel! See the video trailer below!
Million Dollar Listing New York premieres on Bravo at 10/9c.
WILL YOU BE WATCHING? DO YOU THINK THE NY VERSION WILL BE AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL?
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Following the success of Million Dollar Listing LA, it was only right that Bravo take the franchise to the city that never sleeps!
On March 7, the network will debut Million Dollar Listing New York, which continues the same formula as its LA counterpart a.k.a following the professional and personal lives of three young
male real estate agents!
The press release promises “three of the most ambitious realtors give viewers an inside look into the aggressive, high-stakes world of New York City’s real estate market as they close multi-million dollar deals faster than a cab running a red light.”
The cast features from L to R: Ryan Serhant – who sold over $102 million in real estate in his first two years of business, Michael S. Lorber – who holds a law degree and has worked for Donald Trump, and Fredrik Eklund - who has more than 1.25 billion, yes billion, dollars in residential sales.
Now on to the juicy stuff as an insider sent us some gossip about the cast. For starters Fredrik is a former gay porn star! Yes Fredrik used to go by the porn moniker of Tag Eriksson and has starred in porn movies such as The Hole. ClASSy. Our insider reveals Fredrik had to leave his job at CORE because they allegedly did not want him doing the show due to his porn past.
When it comes to Michael, our insider tells Reality Tea that he is seemingly normal and that Bravo “cast him as the sexy, straight bachelor.” Looks at Michael’s photo again.. and allrighty!
As for Ryan, who is rumored to be dating Sonja Morgan, our source says he is a former model who was cast on the show at the last minute. Caroline Grane, Ryan’s business partner, was originally supposed to be the final cast member “competing with Fredrick while Michael falls for her romantically” but was demoted to having a supporting role after Bravo discovered Ryan. Caroline is reportedly none too happy about having a lesser role on the show.
With the gossip out of the way, you can read the official bios of the cast below!
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In case you were planning on enriching your life culturally, you can put those plans on hold! Bravo has released their upcoming schedule of new and returning
drugs, tele vision shows!
The most shocking on this list of programs is the inclusion of Millionaire Matchmaker, which apparently will be returning for its sixth, yes, SIXTH season of awful, offensive, stilted, garbage. There is apparently no shortage of professional extras willing to get berated by Patti Stanger or millionaires willing to pimp out their businesses. Bravo has yet to announce a premiere date but it’s slated to return this year.
Also returning: the strangely charming Pregnant In Heels, Million Dollar Listing, Bethenny Ever After on February 20 (but we already knew that) and Inside The Actor’s Studio on January 31, the Bravo show that refuses to die despite a million Housewives franchises. Of course, in case you’ve been busy living life Tabatha Takes Over started its fourth season on January 10th, with Tabatha taking over more than just salons, but every kind of business she can find.
Slated to premiere in the spring are the following shows with my very own synopsis! If no premiere date is listed that means the show will air sometime in the spring.
- Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis (Premieres March 14) — Jeff ran out of houses to flip, so now he is taking Jenni and Zoila on the road to redecorate people’s homes and lives. Because when you think life coach, you think an anal-retentive control freak who has alienated almost all of his loved ones! (Just kidding Jeff, I love you!)
- The Kandi Factory (premieres March 4) — Another housewife gets her own spin-off! This time around, Kandi Burruss will show us inside her songwriting empire as she mentors young artists. And she’ll probably talk about vibrators a lot.
- The Ring Leader (premieres February 27) — You know what we need more of on tv? Shows about wedding planning! Here’s another one, following around wedding planner Kristin Banta.
- Shah’s of Sunset – Yet another attempt at the Miami Social/that weird Dallas show about rich young people. Only this time, with Persian-Americans.
- Love Broker — One matchmaker on Bravo isn’t enough, now there must be two! This time, the show will follow Lori Zaslow.
- Million Dollar Listing New York – The same douches you’ve come to expect on Million Dollar Listing, but in New York this time.
- Around The World In 80 Plates - If Top Chef and Amazing Race had a baby. Or, as the press release says, “12 chefs competing in a culinary race across 10 countries in 44 days.”
- Kathy — The original Bravo-lebrity, Kathy Griffin gets her very own talk show as well as two comedy specials to premiere in the spring.
- Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding –In my mind, this show would be titled, “Deleted Scenes from this season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta” but apparently Bravo thinks you care enough about Kim Zolciak to watch her plan her wedding to football player Kroy Bierman.
For up to date listings and premiere dates, visit BravoTV.com.
TELL US: WHICH SHOW ARE YOU EXCITED TO SEE RETURN? WHAT NEW SHOW WILL YOU BE WATCHING? WHICH HOUSEWIFE DO YOU THINK ALSO DESERVES A SPIN-OFF? DO YOU AGREE THAT MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER SHOULD BE CANCELLED?
We were able to catch up with Josh to talk about the current season of MDL, why he decided to pen his memoir at a young age, the growing popularity of his grandma Edith, and whether or not he plans to return next season. “I haven’t the slightest idea,” says Josh, though he expects MDL to return for a season five.
Not too many people pen their memoirs at age 25, which brings the question why now? Well, Josh credits a special person in his life for pushing him to write his book. “My grandmother suggested I write about myself and after careful thought, I realized I do have a pretty interesting story to tell,” Josh tells Reality Tea. “In fact, we had so much that we had to censor a lot and take things OUT. Believe me, there was more than enough material to go with.”
Josh believes fans of the show will get a better insight into the person he is by reading Million Dollar Agent, which also serves as an inspirational how-to book for making it in the dog-eat-dog world of real estate. “I am a very private person on camera, so I think the book will help people understand who I really am,” says Josh. “It is also a fabulous tool for someone who wants to get somewhere but does not know where to start.”
So is his granny Edith Flagg aware of her popularity with fans of the show? “She is aware. She does not understand the fascination,” Josh says, adding that she does “get a kick out” of being recognized on the streets and fans coming up to ask for pictures with her. Josh also reveals he is still working with the twins from the show, Marissa and Julianna Stoap.
And of course, we had to touch on the whole coming out issue as Josh officially came out as a gay man on the last episode of MDL. When asked what the response has been like from fans, Josh makes it clear the whole ordeal wasn’t a big deal to him. “People make such a big deal out of it like it was a life changing experience for me,” he says. “Yes I am a gay man… so is every other “hetero” in Hollywood.”
On that note, the finale of Million Dollar Listing airs tonight on Bravo at 9/8c. You can keep up with Josh via his twitter page at @JoshFlagg1.
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While all of the stars on the show, including former cast member Chad Rodgers, had allowed their love lives to be a part of the show, Josh was the only one to keep that part of his life private.
Well, that all changes tonight as Josh makes the revelation both on the show and in his new memoir Million Dollar Agent: Brokering the Dream, which also comes out today.
According to Josh, 25, he is very pleased with the way he chose to come out. “You know my sexuality does not define me, it is not who I am, but rather it is part of me, and I did not ever want people to think of me as “the gay real estate guy,” I did not want that to be the only demographic that was watching me on TV or the only demographic to associate with me,” said Josh in an interview with San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.
“I am very glad I did things the way I did because I feel I eased people into it and I made people comfortable with ME, and then kind of just dropped the fact that I like guys instead of girls. Many people knew, many had no idea,” he added.
And how does Josh feel about his costar Madison Hildebrand, who also came out on the show, beating him to the punch? “Madison did not beat me to the punch. Madison just decided to come out on national television before I did, but as far as I know, I was out to the people I wanted to be out to well before Madison was. At the rate we are going, we might have to change the title of the show to “Two Homos and the Straight Dude.”" joked Josh adding that though he respects Madison’s approach, he chose to take “a different approach, a more subtle approach, and I kind of like the way Bravo did it … slowly revealing my life, because for the most part no one knows anything about my life other than what they can read on the Internet or what they see on the show with my family, but my private life was always kind of a mystery.”
Josh also reveals that his fellow castmate Josh Altman has been supportive. “He is a great guy and a good friend of mine and we have gotten closer since filming the show,” said Josh. “We do some business together and we get along real well. I have nothing bad to say about Josh Altman whatsoever.”
Josh is currently in a relationship with long term boyfriend Colton Thorn. Photos of Josh and Colton below. MDL airs tonight on Bravo at 9/8c. A preview clip is below -
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Season three of Million Dollar Listing continues tonight on Bravo following a new move to Tuesdays at 9/8c.
On the 5th episode of the show this season titled ‘Billionaire Buyer,’ Josh Altman must find a posh property in less than two days for a billionaire client. Elsewhere, Josh Flagg has difficulty finding a buyer for a Victorian home; and Madison contends with a fiery client.
There have also been some questions regarding Josh Flagg and his love life, something he has kept private from the show (the only cast member to do so). Well, following last week’s episode, Madison had something interesting to say in his Bravo blog. An excerpt is below -
“I am glad Josh Flagg struck a deal with the lovely Candis Cayne. That was a colorful bunch — and I think Josh Flagg is starting to show his true colors. “
Very interesting comment. Will let you draw your own conclusions at that. And finally, some fans of the show are wondering if Josh Altman and Madison’s assistant Heather Bilyeu are still dating, and while there isn’t a concrete answer to that question, Heather was present at Josh’s premiere party for the show back on January 30. Missing from that party where Josh F. and Madison.
Heather even took some photos with Josh and his mom, and those photos are below. Also below is a video preview of tonight’s episode -
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST WITH MDL & TONIGHT’S EPISODE? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MORE MAURICIO ON THE SHOW?
UPDATE - A look at Josh Flagg’s personal facebook page has him in a relationship with a guy named Colton Thorn so that should answer the question about Josh’s love life. Thanks to our reader Cleveland girl for pointing this out.
Tonight marks the return of Bravo’s real estate show Million Dollar Listing.
Following a successful 3rd season, the boys are back to give us an inside look into the wheelings and dealings of high end real estate in California. Though as you can see from the above photo, one notable cast member from the previous three seasons is missing.
Yes, Chad Rogers is no longer on the show. Replacing Chad is Josh Altman, a 31-year-old successful real estate agent who specializes in the Beverly Hills and Hollywood Hills luxury housing market. Joining Josh this season are returning alums Madison Hildebrand and Josh Flagg.
As for the reason Chad left the show, he states it was “due to a career decision,” making it clear it was his choice to walk away.
On tonight’s season opener titled ‘Bad Market For Mansions,’ cast member Josh A. tangles with an angry seller trying to market his chic home, Madison seeks a party pad for a big-bucks entrepreneur, and Josh F. works for an eccentric seller with overly high expectations.
The episode airs at 9/8c on Bravo. A preview clip is below -
TELL US – ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW SEASON? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON NEW GUY JOSH & TONIGHT’S PREMIERE?