Bravo is taking a less romantic and more sober view on marriage with its upcoming new series “Untying the Knot.”
Premiering Tuesday, June 3 at 10 p.m., the series features mediator Vikki Ziegler. Divorcing couples look to her to help them divide their assets instead of going to court.
Each 30-minute episode features a different divorcing couple who are struggling to divvy up their belongings, which can range from expensive jewelry, cars and designer clothing to the family pets.
Vikki gets help from expert appraisers Michael and Mark Millea, who evaluate the items in question and help the mediator determine a fair division of assets.
TheWrap has the exclusive first look at the series’ supertease, which shows just how tough Vikki has to be when emotions can run high for these couples.
Watch the video above.
And below, read the bios for show’s stars from Bravo.
Vikki S. Ziegler, Esq. is a practicing attorney of matrimonial law in New York and New Jersey and is the innovator of a unique and realistic approach to “divorce management.” She is a founder of her own law firm, Ziegler and Zemsky LLC., a motivational speaker, an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School teaching a prenuptial agreement and same sex marriage class, and a trusted legal expert called upon by the press for the last eight years. Ziegler seeks to de-stigmatize divorce by allowing its empowering aspects to triumph with her team of experts. Her concrete pre-marital tips and step-by-step impact-management guide help prevent emotional and financial devastation for couples facing the inevitable.
Ziegler has penned a series of legal articles and her newest book, “The Pre-Marital Planner: A Complete Legal Guide to a Perfect Marriage,” which is on shelves now. She is also the Founder of www.divorcedating.com, a specialized website catering to divorcees looking for love and a commonality with people who have experienced divorce. Charitable causes always have been an important aspect of Ziegler’s life. In addition to volunteering with numerous organizations including Make a Wish, she lends her services to pro bono work with Partners for Women and Justice – an organization for indigent and battered individuals.
Mark and Michael Millea
Mark and Michael Millea are brothers, co-founders and owners of Millea Bros. Ltd., a boutique auction and appraisal company with a focus on fine art and antiques from finer New York metropolitan area estates, institutions and private collections. Mark and Michael have shared an interest in the arts since childhood, each completing degrees in art history and studio art. Throughout their fifteen plus years in the industry, the brothers have auctioned thousands of objects, gaining a comprehensive knowledge of the fine art and antiques market. Millea Bros. recently auctioned a portion of heiress Doris Duke’s estate with sales totaling in excess of two million dollars. Mark and Michael understand the important role a professional appraisal plays in divorce proceedings, with Vikki calling on them for several of her high profile cases.