Look out, HGTV: CNBC is programming “Real Estate Thursdays” into its primetime lineup. The cable channel has ordered three new real estate series — including one from “Bachelorette” couple JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers — and renewed “The Deed: Chicago” for Season 2.
Also greenlit to series are the multimillion-dollar estate-sale show “Listing Impossible” and the fairly self-explanatory “Five Day Business Flip.” Finally, CNBC has placed “Simonsen Says,” which follows top real estate broker Lisa Simonsen, into development, the net announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association press tour.
“Whether it’s investing or building or selling, real estate remains one of the best and fastest ways to build wealth,” said Jim Ackerman, executive vice president of CNBC’s primetime alternative programming. “These new shows and our returning series, ‘The Deed: Chicago,’ are a perfect fit for our primetime slate.”
Below are the descriptions of the new shows, as well as some reminder information on the returning one and the logline for CNBC’s newest addition to the pipeline. It’s all in the NBCUniversal-owned cable channel’s own words from here on out.
Superstar L.A. real estate agent Aaron Kirman and his team specialize in selling extravagant, multi-million dollar properties that have been languishing on the market. To succeed, they must convince stubborn homeowners to follow their plan. Produced by Authentic Entertainment, a division of Endemol Shine North America, with David Tibballs, Helga Eike, and Sara Reddy as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Luke Bauer are the executive producers for CNBC.
“Cash Pad” (working title)
Former stars of “The Bachelorette” and serious house flippers, JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers, partner with homeowners hoping to turn their properties into ideal short-term rentals. JoJo and Jordan will transform these ordinary spaces with unrealized potential into profitable vacation-rental hot spots. Produced by Electus with Chris Grant, Drew Buckley, Tim Puntillo, Craig Plestis and Ming Lee Howell as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Marshall Eisen are the executive producers for CNBC.
“Five Day Business Flip” (working title)
Husband and wife team Chrissy and Erik Kopplin re-think, re-design, and renovate small businesses in just five days by creating additional revenue streams for them. They rely on years of high-end retail design experience and construction know-how to create simple fixes with tangible results. Produced by Turn Card Content with Audra Smith, Courtney Smith, and Karin Jarlstedt as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Marshall Eisen are the executive producers for CNBC.
“The Deed: Chicago”
On CNBC’s “The Deed: Chicago,” multi-millionaire real estate mogul Sean Conlon helps rescue struggling property developers from the brink of financial ruin, in exchange for a piece of the property and a share of the profits. This season: more ambitious projects come with bigger risks… and bigger potential paydays – from a high-end commercial designer who’s more concerned with her brand than the budget, to an ambitious ex-con who’s buried under a thirteen property flip. Produced for CNBC by Cineflix (Deed 2) Inc. with Dave Hamilton and Mark Powell as executive producers for Cineflix. Jim Ackerman and Adam Barry are the executive producers for CNBC.
“Simonsen Says” (working title) follows top real estate agent Lisa Simonsen and her team through the ups and downs and daily pressures of trying to find clients and close major deals from Douglas Elliman’s New York office. Produced by Critical Content with Tom Forman and Cynthia Stockhammer as executive producers.