The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday


  • Celebrities like living amongst celebrities, just like non-celebrities like living amongst celebrities! The local ‘hoods that have been dubbed star-studded include “Brooklyn,” “Lower Manhattan,” and “Upper Manhattan.” NYC is so famous like that. [Forbes]
  • Question of the Week: “Children, have you ever wondered what the New York apartment of a couple of swanky design queens looks like?” [Real Estalker]
  • The $16.5 million listing at 92 Jane Street is A-OK, thanks to a transparent facade and a guru-worthy reflecting pond, plus one of the two “private walled gardens” in New York. [Gawker]
  • Best TV Show of the Year: Los Angeles’ Real Estate Confidential on “Fine Living TV Network.” It premieres this week! Read more after the jump and get excited. Get very, very, very excited. [PR Release]

    Max Abelson

    Screen Door Entertainment puts the ‘Real’ in Real Estate with new docu-reality TV series for FINE LIVING TV NETWORK

    ‘Real Estate Confidential’

    First two episodes premiere March 25, 2007 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. PT/ET on FINE LIVING TV NETWORK

    – For a Sneak Peak, Click the Attached –

    KNOXVILLE, TENN – March 21, 2007 — With the new TV series “Real Estate Confidential” to premiere nationwide Sunday, March 25 at 8p ET/PT, the FINE LIVING TV NETWORK utilizes for the first time the docu-drama TV platform to help viewers make informed decisions when it comes to life’s biggest investment – the home.

    The nerve-wracking roller-coaster ride of real estate negotiations leaves the lives of many home-owners hanging in the balance. FINE LIVING’s “Real Estate Confidential,” therefore, helps calm those nerves by going behind the scenes to help viewers find out what happens before the “SOLD” sign goes up.

    This informative, yet entertaining new half-hour TV docu-drama produced in partnership with Los Angeles-based Screen Door Entertainment (, shadows Los Angeles’ most powerful real estate agents as they expose the art of the deal, putting their powerful egos and skills to the test in order to get the most for their clients.

    Along the way, these hungry, yet funny and professional agents reveal the insider tips and insights used to price homes, prepare for quick sales, and the imaginative and often wild strategies used to “sweeten the deal” – especially when it comes to selling a home with a life-sized, glass tree planted in the middle of a living room.

    Over the course of the 13 episode season, a number of colorful characters emerge including a mother and son team, the self-proclaimed ‘Divas of Real Estate’ and a team of realtors called ‘the Bizzy Blonds,’ who happen not to be blonde. Each face as many ups and downs as the market itself.

    From the sale of town-homes to multi-million dollar residences, “Real Estate Confidential” follows every type of transaction from loft hunting to estate sales to foreclosures, each time offering insider information designed to help viewers better understand their own real estate endeavors.

    “Our goal with ‘Real Estate Confidential’ was to create a highly entertaining yet informative series on the inner workings of the real estate profession,” said Joel Rizor, Executive Producer and President of Screen Door Entertainment. “Whether you’re a current or prospective homeowner or just love good entertainment, there’s a little something for everybody in this program.”

    “Real Estate Confidential” premieres Sunday, March 25 at 8p ET/PT with a second episode at 8:30p ET/PT. Premiere week continues Monday-Friday starting Monday, March 26 weeknights at 8p ET/PT.

    Starting Tuesday, April 3, “Real Estate Confidential” will air at its regularly scheduled time Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30p ET/PT and weekends at 9:30p ET/PT.

    FINE LIVING, now in 43 million subscriber homes, is the first television network dedicated to helping people do more with their time and money, and is available on DirecTV channel 232, DISH Network channel 113, or check your local cable listings. For more information, visit FINE LIVING’s companion Web site at

    FINE LIVING’s “Real Estate Confidential” is produced in partnership with Screen Door Entertainment, producers of award-winning non-fiction lifestyle, how-to, documentary and reality television productions. The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday