'Survivor' Russell Hantz lands A&E reality show -- EXCLUSIVE
He might not have won the $1 million, but favorite Survivor villain Russell Hantz is going to try for big bucks on a new A&E show.
Hantz will star in Flipped, a series following the three-time Survivor contestant as he and his family attempt to buy Houston-area houses cheap and re-sell them at a profit during this tough economy. Do we have a supremely confident quote from Hantz? But of course.
“There are tons of reality TV stars sitting on their couches and twiddling their thumbs because they haven’t created anything else,” Hantz says, “I expect to be one of the biggest house flippers in Houston and I am here to bring Houston’s economy back on its feet.”
Ever since the subprime mortgage crisis, flipping houses has turned into a dangerous game as speculators race to turn over their investments before prices sink even further.
“House flipping is back and the stakes have been elevated,” says David McKillop, executive vp of programming, A&E. “Known as the entrepreneur on Survivor, Hantz’ life as a house flipper is truly outrageous, real, and genuine, which fits in nicely with our lineup of non-scripted original series.”
A&E has ordered seven one-hour episodes from Departure Films, and Flipped will premiere in the fourth quarter of this year.
Will you watch Hantz play the most dangerous game in real estate?