Million Dollar Listing Miami Films at Tongue & Cheek
Chad and Sam: Frenemies take a selfie.
Courtesy of Laine Doss
Bravo's reality series about real estate deals and meltdowns is coming to Miami, with our city becoming the tropical backdrop for three realtors wheeling, dealing, and backstabbing their way into the hearts of America.
Million Dollar Listing Miami is the third in Bravo's latest franchise. Premiering on
Wednesday, June 25 at 9 p.m., it follows the lives of three young entrepreneurs as they sell condos and waterfront mansions to the rich and famous. Miami is the third city to get the "Million Dollar" treatment, with New York and Los Angeles already having a respective series each.
The realtors, by the way are Chad Caroll, an executive vice president at Douglas Elliman in Miami Beach who has, according to his bio, "closed over $100 million in sales" and who "sells the Miami lifestyle side-by-side with multimillion dollar properties; Chris Leavitt, a broker at Douglas Elliman who recently sold a triplex penthouse in Miami Beach for $34 million; and Samantha DeBianchi, the founder of DeBianchi Real Estate in Fort Lauderdale whose company represents "a number of athletes, entrepreneurs and investors".
Grabbing a burger.
Last evening, two of the stars of the new show filmed chat at SoBe's Tongue & Cheek. Chad Carroll and Samantha DeBianchi were filmed at the bar, having a (what else on reality television), heated discussion. While we're not sure what was said, we do know that Carroll is a tequila man and DeBianchi likes a good classic cocktail. After the filming, the chef tweeted a congrats at the reality duo:
Sam on the phone.
The two (along with a crew of about a half-dozen camera people) filmed from about 8 p.m. until 10 p.m., at which time Carroll took a break to chow down on one of chef Jamie DeRosa's beef cheek burgers. According to a crew member, the episode should air sometime in early summer.
Here's a hint of what we can expect:
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