Sometimes the bad guy does win in the end. After losing and crying like a girl when he got voted off of this season’s Survivor…the obnoxious Russell Hantz has somehow managed to get his own reality show.
A&E announced today that it has ordered seven one-hour episodes ofFlipped, which stars former Survivor bad guy Russell Hantz and his family around Houston as they attempt to buy houses at low prices, renovate and sell for a profit. The series is set to air later this year. “House flipping is back, and the stakes have been elevated,” said David McKillop, EVP Programming at A&E Network and BIO Channel. “Known as the entrepreneur on Survivor, Hantz’s life as a house flipper is truly outrageous, real and genuine, which fits in nicely with our lineup of non-scripted original series.”Flipped is produced for A&E Network by Departure Films. Max Weissman, Matt Levine and Tim Robbins serve as executive producers for Departure; McKillop, Elaine Frontain-Bryant and Jessica Morgan exec produce for A&E.
And with that my friends….reality tv and A&E have officially jumped the shark.