VH1 has ordered celebrity real estate docuseries “Love & Listings” starring Suge Jacob Knight, son of infamous hip-hop producer Suge Knight.
In eight one-hour episodes, the series explores the “glamorous and scandalous lives of Southern California’s young, ambitious real estate agents and their elite celebrity clientele,” per VH1.
Following the young Knight on his journey to becoming a real estate mogul while struggling with family relationships, the series features appearances from celebrities like Jermaine Dupri, Jordin Sparks, Amber Rose, Ray J, Brandy Norwood and Laz Alonso.
“I feel like my dad had bad communication. He didn’t know how to talk,” Knight says tearfully in the first-look trailer, which you can watch above. “I don’t wanna let my dad down… getting that real estate license and becoming the top real estate agent in L.A. is the first step to making my father proud.”
As of now, it’s unclear where the “love” aspect of the title comes in — unless they’re referring to the love between father and son — but VH1 hints that “in between closing million-dollar deals, the lines between business and pleasure blur and the real drama begins.”
“Love & Listings” is executive produced by Entertainment One (eOne), Creature Films and Purveyors of Pop and produced by Relevé Entertainment for VH1. Executive producers include: Tara Long for eOne; Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez for Creature Films; Nate Green and Matt Anderson for Pop; Holly Carter for Relevé; Christopher Costine and Sean Matthews. Lily Neumeyer, Paula Aranda, Jennifer Aguirre, Fernando Mills and Todd Radnitz are executive producers for VH1.
Below are VH1’s cast descriptions:
Zac Diles is “a former professional football player and has since suited up for a new type of game: real estate. After eight years playing ball, Zac has built a network of clients out of his former teammates (and adversaries). Zac’s love for the ladies (including other agents) often gets him in trouble. Despite being in a relationship with Kat Tat from VH1’s “Black Ink Crew: Chicago,” Zac finds himself caught between his current girlfriend Kat and fellow cast member and ex-girlfriend Samantha, who is determined to get him back.”
Ajani Scott is “a part-time waitress struggling to fulfill her dream of becoming a celebrity real estate agent.” Scott “moved her hustle over to the world of real estate to make some money while she builds her professional network. Seeing her potential, veteran agent Erik Miles has taken Ajani on as an apprentice at his own agency. The stakes are high as Ajani learns to put her money where her mouth is, which jeopardizes Erik’s A-list clientele.”
Taylor Schwartz is “a rookie agent. Despite her young age, she is a force to be reckoned with. She has the charm, smarts and beauty to reel in new clients, but her fiery temper often lands her in hot water, leaving her career in jeopardy. Working under Tai’s wing, Taylor begins to wonder if the “grass is greener” when fellow real estate competitor Andrew Clinkscale offers her a position.”
Andrew Clinkscale is “a top agent at one of Beverly Hills’ most prestigious real estate agencies. However, Andrew wasn’t always on top. He grew up through the foster care system and was homeless twice in his life. He’s seen the bottom and is determined to never go back. Andrew’s professional and personal life soon collide as romantic rumors with another real estate agent begin to arise. Will the swirling affair rumors around the engaged ‘golden boy of real estate’ bring him down?”
Samantha Barretto “recently moved to LA and has quickly moved up the real estate food chain by joining one of the most prestigious agencies in Beverly Hills. While running in the same industry circles as her ex-boyfriend Zac, Samantha’s feelings for him begin to heat back up and start to affect her professional life.”
Sarah Scheper is “a proven real estate power player who originally conquered the market in Orange County. After overcoming personal struggles, Sarah has embraced her sobriety and turned over a new leaf in LA. While Sarah quickly becomes the queen of Beverly Hills real estate, her reputation is threatened when she begins an on-again, off-again relationship with Jacob which leads to friction between him and the other agents.”
Erik Miles is “a charming lawyer-turned real estate agent, a one-stop shop with his own imprint at a West Hollywood agency. The son of a successful athlete, Erik is willing to take risks to close deals which often pays off… but sometimes blows up in his face.”
Tai Savet is “eager to break bread (and the bank) with his unique LA-based brokerage firm as the go-to agent for the biggest names in show-biz. From Tai’s perspective, the future is bright and primed for expansion, especially with a roster of hip millennials on his team, including Taylor and Jacob.”
Alexandre Anu is “a real estate titan at of one of LA’s premiere brokerage firms and continues to grow his elite clientele. All of his listings are high-end luxury properties with an extensive client roster of A-list celebrities and top business executives.”
Deadline was first to break the news.
“Love & Listings” premieres July 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.