Reelz Announces New & Returning Original Series for Summer Lineup
ReelzChannel today announced its summer programming lineup featuring premieres for three new original series Mansion Hunters (formerly titled Mansion Matchmakers), Celebrity Damage Control and Celebrity Legacies in addition to new episodes of returning hit reality series Hollywood Hillbillies and Beverly Hills Pawn and documentary series Hollywood Scandals.
Kicking off the summer lineup on Wednesday, July 9 are new episodes of Beverly Hills Pawn with Yossi Dina and his loyal team of Dominique, Aria and Cory who are back for more outrageous pawn deals and more unbelievable movie memorabilia. Also on Wednesday, July 9 is the series premiere of Mansion Hunters. Visiting incredible locations only accessible to those with millions to spend, Mansion Hunters opens the doors to the company behind these exclusive location rentals and gives viewers a rare look at a business that keeps the movie and entertainment industry running.
Thursday, July 10 marks the premiere of new episodes of Hollywood Scandals featuring the scintillating stories behind Hollywood's most gripping controversies and enigmatic figures including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Britney Spears, O.J. Simpson and the Kennedy family. Immediately following Hollywood Scandals on Thursday, July 10 is the series premiere for Celebrity Damage Control where viewers will see how Tinseltown's brightest stars manage to claw their way back onto the big screen after being busted by the law.
Then on Tuesday, August 5 America's favorite hillbilly family is back with the premiere of new Hollywood Hillbillies episodes. The heat is on for Michael as he pushes his showbiz dream closer to reality while Mema and the rest of the family make 'Hollyweird' their home, ruffling one feather at a time. After Hollywood Hillbillies on Tuesday, August 5 it's the series premiere of Celebrity Legacies with an inside look at the drama that unfolds after a famous death and the business that continues even after the star is gone. When it comes to celebrity legacies, all is fair in love and war... over huge inheritances.
Reelz summer lineup below:
New Original Series (in order of premiere):
Mansion Hunters - Premieres Wednesday, July 9 at 10pm ET/PT
When Hollywood's hot celebrities, movie production companies and fashion photographers need exclusive access to a luxurious mansion for work or play, there's one man they call: Paul Kim. Paul started his Image Locations business with three maxed out credit cards and a single cell phone. It wasn't long before Image Locations grew into one of the leading property rental companies in America. Whether it's a specific location for a movie shoot, a sprawling yard for a million dollar wedding reception, or a three month party-pad for a wealthy heiress, Image Locations handles it all. Navigating the turbulent world of the rich and famous is tricky and alive with drama, so Paul has assembled a team of passionate and loyal experts to deal with the outlandish requests, eccentric characters and million-dollar deals they come face to face with every day. In this high stakes game, disasters loom and tempers will flare, but it's all in a day's work for the Mansion Hunters. Mansion Hunters is produced by Asylum Entertainment.
Celebrity Damage Control - Premieres Thursday, July 10 at 10pm ET/PT
One minute they're posing for the press - the next they're running from the spotlight. Celebrity Damage Control is an hour-long factual series about celebrities who were caught committing crime or something just plain wrong and embarrassing yet managed to survive the Scandal with careers intact and in some cases even flourishing afterward. From driving under the influence, to shoplifting, to tax evasion, to beating up paparazzi, or being the victim of an embarrassing blackmail scam, Celebrity Damage Control unveils Hollywood's most notorious celebrity scandals and reveals what celebrities did to survive the upheaval. Robert Downey Jr., Sean Penn, Charlie Sheen, Hugh Grant, Mel Gibson, Rob Lowe and many more have all had a brush with the law and Celebrity Damage Control examines every case with commentary from public relations agents, pop culture experts and lawyers to find out why celebrities are forgiven and deemed innocent by the public - even if proven guilty. Celebrity Damage Control is produced by CMJ Productions.
Celebrity Legacies - Premieres Tuesday, August 5 at 10pm ET/PT
Can someone actually become wealthier after they die? In this revealing hour-long factual series viewers will find out how rich the famous actually were when they died and the surprising fortunes being made years after they're gone. Celebrity Legacies gives the full story on who tried to lay claim to the inheritance and who finally got it. Plus, which celebrities lived lavishly but passed on penniless and who inherited their debts? Celebrity Legacies also looks at how some celebrity's fortunes have grown since they passed and how some are still making the highest-paid lists years after their death. Celebrity Legacies will explore the stories and estates of Whitney Houston, James Gandolfini, John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Heath Ledger among others. Celebrity Legacies is produced by CMJ Productions.
Returning Original Series (in order of premiere):
Beverly Hills Pawn - New Episodes Premiere Wednesday, July 9 at 9pm ET/PT
The workplace docuseries Beverly Hills Pawn explores Yossi Dina's extraordinary pawn shop in the heart of world famous Beverly Hills where Hollywood's elite go to find a lot of cash... fast. The master businessman and former army captain runs his luxury shop with an iron fist and is known for his savvy negotiating and his superior taste. Yossi makes million dollar pawn deals at a moment's notice for masterpieces, gems, antiques and priceless Hollywood treasures only attainable by the rich and famous. In new episodes viewers will see Yossi and his loyal team Cory, Aria and Dominique putting dollars at stake for incredible collectibles including a $3 million green diamond ring, a million dollar gold guitar and an extremely rare Picasso piece. Beverly Hills Pawn is produced by Asylum Entertainment.
Hollywood Scandals - New Episodes Premiere Thursday, July 10 at 9pm ET/PT
Hollywood Scandals is an hour-long documentary series taking viewers behind the scenes of some of the most explosive celebrity headlines that have captivated the world. In Hollywood, stories of drugs, death and sex don't just sell movies and television shows, they're woven into the fabric of a town with No Limits - especially when they involve celebrities. From public meltdowns to private affairs, these are the tales that have come to dominate and define Hollywood: where any Vice is a headline and every star has a role to play. This is the definitive post-mortem on Hollywood's Most Infamous moments. New episodes of Hollywood Scandals include Chris Farley, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and the Kennedy family. Hollywood Scandals is produced by Asylum Entertainment.
Hollywood Hillbillies - New Episodes Premiere Tuesday, August 5 at 9pm ET/PT
With new episodes come new hifalutin hillbilly hijinks as Michael looks to capitalize on his record deal with R&B singer Ray J, Dee Dee and Paul plan their wild wedding and Mema gets back to making manager David Weintraub squirm as she protects her beloved grandson Michael. Even though they moved from Georgia to Los Angeles together, can the family stay together as pressure mounts on Michael to become his own man and shoot for stardom without Mema and the family in tow? Hollywood Hillbillies is produced for REELZ by Asylum Entertainment.
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