Reelz to premiere reality series “Mansion Hunters” in July

The Asylum Entertainment-produced series about a luxury property rental company is among three new original series and three returning series on the U.S. cable network's summer slate.
May 20, 2014

ReelzChannel is to premiere three original unscripted series this summer.

The new titles on U.S. cable network’s 2014 summer slate include¬†Mansion Hunters (formerly titled Mansion Matchmakers), Celebrity Damage Control and Celebrity Legacies. The network also renewed Hollywood Scandals and reality series¬†Hollywood Hillbillies and Beverly Hills Pawn.

Debuting on July 9, the Asylum Enteratinment-produced Mansion Hunters follows Paul Kim, the owner of property rental company Image Locations, and his team, as they tackle outlandish requests from movie producers and partying movie stars.

Celebrity Damage Control from CMJ Productions will begin airing on July 10. The hour-long show profiles celebrity scandals from the perspective of public relations experts who recount how stars such as Hugh Grant, Robert Downey Jr. and Sean Penn were able to overcome high-profile embarrassments.

The hour-long Celebrity Legacies, which premieres on August 5, is also produced by CMJ Productions. The series delves into how wealthy famous people were when they died, who inherited their fortunes (and debts) and how their estates continue to make money and for whom. Celebs profiled include Whitney Houston, Marilyn Monroe and Health Ledger.

Rounding out Reelz’s summer slate are three returning series, all produced by Asylum Entertainment. Beverly Hills Pawn begins airing again on July 9; Hollywood Scandals returns on July 10 and Hollywood Hillbillies returns on August 5.

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