via press release:
NEW YORK – June 6, 2011 – The fifth season of Bravo’s hit docu-series “Flipping Out” returns on Wednesday, July 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with everyone’s favorite obsessive-compulsive house-flipper turned interior designer, Jeff Lewis. Over the past few seasons, we have watched as Jeff struggled with the downturn economy, fought with clients and fired a few friends. This year he is more successful than ever, but he’s still figuring out how to deal with the stress of it all. For more information, visitWWW.BRAVOTV.COM. Follow us on Twitter at HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/BRAVOPR.
“Flipping Out’ follows Jeff Lewis and his loyal staff at “Jeff Lewis Design.” Jeff spent most of last year getting the business up and running and this season he is faced with more work than he could have ever dreamed. With clients all over the country, the stress level is at an all time high. But in true Jeff Lewis style, he balances an all-new group of quirky clients while still indulging in outrageous tangents – including planning a truly over-the-top birthday present for Zoila (a facelift!) and organizing a wild bachelorette-party weekend in Vegas for his assistant Sarah. The entire crew is back – his trusty Executive Assistant, Jenni Pulos, his lovable housekeeper, Zoila Chavez, his assistant/sister-in-law, Sarah Berkman, the hot house assistant Jett Pink, and intern turned full-time employee, Trace Lehnhoff. The usually guarded Lewis also opens up his personal life and introduces everyone to his boyfriend Gage Edward. Gage is the head of Jeff’s new Business Development team. He is incredibly ambitious and wants to turn Jeff’s small design firm into a much larger brand. As Gage pushes Jeff to become more serious about his company, Jeff finds that some of his staff, while fun to have around, aren’t necessarily good for business. It’s a seemingly happy family for now – but with so much going on, one slip up could cost someone their job. For a sneak peak at the new season go to: HTTP://WWW.BRAVOTV.COM/FLIPPING-OUT/SEASON-5/VIDEOS/SNEAK-PEEK-INTO-THE-5TH-SEASON.
The fourth season of “Flipping Out” was its highest rated ever in total viewers, averaging 1.49 million total viewers, up double digits from season three. The series was also the No. 1 real estate show on cable in both 2009 and 2010 among adults 18-49. “Flipping Out” is produced by Authentic Entertainment with Lauren Lexton, Tom Rogan and Andrew Hoegl serving as executive producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, L7 data, includes regular season ep premieres only, #1 real estate show-12/29/08-12/27/09 & 12/28/09-12/26/10, L7, P18-49(000), premiere telecast trackage averages, subject to qualifications upon request.