Million Dollar Listing returns for a second season as Flipping Out concludes its season

Tonight, Bravo’s docudrama Flipping Out concludes its dramatic second season, which saw Jeff Lewis’ long-time employee and actor Chris Elwood get fired for lying and not actually working after Jeff installed a hidden camera, which resulted in Chris leaving his wife Jenni Pulous, Jeff’s assistant, who wrote on her blog that after being fired, Chris “did not want to be married to me. I had no choice but to respect his wishes.” And that’s just one storyline from this season.

Afterwords, the network will debut the second season of Million Dollar Listing, a show that follows real estate agents. It airs at 11 p.m. ET, and moves next week to 10 p.m. Unlike the first season, which was rather dull, this new season won’t follow two property companies, but instead is focusing on three agents, one of whom was a notable presence during season one. They are Josh Flagg, Madison Hildebrand, and Chad Rogers, and they are all young and look even younger than they actually are.

They also come in with built-in publicity. Josh Flagg was reportedly arrested for stealing art, but the only report of his arrest came from a source-less TMZ story.

Madison, however, definitely appeared on the cover of and inside Playgirl, although he’s not actually naked. The bisexual Madison told After Elton that he did it because “[s]omeone knew someone and they called and … I had to digest it and ask my mom. My mom’s Mormon, so I had to clear that. But it all worked out, I’m on the cover!”

Million Dollar Listing [Bravo]
Bravo Star Ought Not to Be in Pictures [TMZ]
Million Dollar Listing’s Madison Hildebrand In Playgirl [The Sword]
Madison Hildebrand from “Million Dollar Listing” talks to us about his “Playgirl” cover [After Elton]

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