Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bethenny Frankel And Fredrik Eklund’s New Bravo Series ‘Bethenny & Fredrik’ Premieres On February 6 — Watch Official Trailer Here!

Earlier this year, it was announced that Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel and Million Dollar Listing New York star Fredrik Eklund were teaming up for their own Bravo series where the two were going to focus on renovating homes.

Back in May the working title for the show was Keeping It Real Estate, however this week Bravo revealed the show's as "Bethenny & Fredrik." The new series premieres on Tuesday, February 6 at 10pm/9c only on Bravo. Check out the official press release, official trailer and bios below!



via Bravo TV's Official Press Release

Bravo Media is getting into the renovation game with dynamic duo Bethenny Frankel and Fredrik Eklund in the new docu-series “Bethenny & Fredrik,” premiering Tuesday, February 6 at 10pm ET/PT. Bethenny has been Fredrik’s client and friend, and now they're taking their friendship to new heights by coming together as real estate moguls and business partners—which is sure to put their personal relationship to the test! For a sneak peek, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/bethenny-and-fredrik/season-1/videos/your-first-look-at-bethenny-and-fredrik

These two powerhouses are well-respected in their individual fields. Bethenny Frankel is a self-made businesswoman who founded Skinnygirl Cocktails and expanded the Skinnygirl brand into a lifestyle empire. Fredrik Eklund is one of the top real estate entrepreneurs in New York City, with more than $5 billion in residential sales over the past 11 years. Together they've got big ambitions to renovate properties and make a huge profit. With millions of their own money on the line, along with years of friendship, they tackle the ups and downs of scouting, buying, and designing multimillion-dollar homes. Putting two big personalities on the same job definitely creates a lot of funny moments, but it also comes with plenty of challenges as they try to stay on the same page. Beyond finding the properties to flip, they have to balance Fredrik’s caviar taste for furnishings with Bethenny’s penchant for staying on budget. Can they navigate the crazy world of real estate while maintaining their personal lives, all without killing each other?

“Bethenny & Fredrik” is produced by Leftfield Pictures and B Real Productions with Brent Montgomery, Bethenny Frankel, David George, Jordana Hochman, Will Nothacker, Jason Hollis, and Fredrik Eklund serving as Executive Producers.

Meet the cast:

Natural foods chef, best-selling author, reality TV star, self-made businesswoman, and mom Bethenny Frankel first came to national attention with her wit, wisdom and humor when she was named first runner-up on NBC's The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. Her success on the series led her to Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City for three seasons, as well as two spin-off series on the network, Bethenny Getting Married? and Bethenny Ever After…. After a three-season hiatus, Bethenny made her highly anticipated return for season seven of The Real Housewives of New York City.

Bethenny is the creator of the low-calorie cocktail brand Skinnygirl Cocktails and partnered with Beam Suntory in 2011. The cocktail portfolio now includes more than 20 products, including wines, flavored vodkas, and delicious ready-to-drink cocktails. Frankel is a brand collaborator, developer, and marketer for Skinnygirl Cocktails. As the owner of Skinnygirl, Bethenny has created a thriving lifestyle brand featuring products offering women practical solutions to everyday problems. Some of the many Skinnygirl products are Sparklers non-alcoholic beverages, candy, microwave popcorn, luncheon meats, coffee and teas, salad dressings, liquid sweeteners and water enhancers, shapewear, and appliances. In 2013, Frankel brought her distinct voice and candid point of view to daytime television on Bethenny, her nationally syndicated daytime talk program, and she has been named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities by Forbes magazine.

Bethenny is the five-time best-selling author of Skinnydipping, A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want out of Life, Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinnygirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting, The Skinnygirl™ Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life, and I Suck at Relationships So You Don't Have To. She has also authored Skinnygirl Solutions: Simple Ideas, Extraordinary Results, the children's book Cookie Meets Peanut, and the cocktail book Skinnygirl Cocktails.

Real estate entrepreneur, television personality and bestselling author Fredrik Eklund is known for his signature high kicks and unstoppable energy on the Emmy-nominated hit television series Million Dollar Listing: New York and is a producer and star of Bravo's new real estate show Bethenny and Frederik. Founder of the top sales team at prestigious real estate firm Douglas Elliman, Fredrik regularly breaks sales records and was named the number one real estate team in New York City by REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal in 2017 with close to $1 billion in closed sales this year alone.

Often working on a building for years before it hits the market, Fredrik vets locations, interviews architects, and works with designers to customize each space to appeal to target buyers. Redefining what it means to be a real estate broker in today's market, Fredrik is changing the New York skyline, one luxury high-rise at a time.

Born and raised outside of Stockholm, Sweden, Fredrik understood the nuances of negotiation from a young age. At four years old, he performed a one-man show on a makeshift stage in his living room, inviting his family and neighbors to attend and charging five kroners per seat. At seven, he signed up to sell Christmas calendars and was obsessed with being the number-one seller out of thousands of kids. He crafted a sales strategy and went door to door, sometimes spending hours with his customers. That winter, he broke all sales records for the calendar company and learned his first of many lessons in the art of the sell: authenticity and earned trust are the cornerstones of a successful transaction.

At 10 years old, Fredrik visited New York City for the first time and was instantly hooked, captivated by the vertical landscape of gleaming towers. He vowed to return one day to make his mark. Fredrik went on to study at the Stockholm School of Economics and subsequently co-founded an Internet company and worked for the investment bank SEB in Stockholm, London, Singapore and Tokyo.

At 25, Fredrik returned to Manhattan armed mostly with a pair of well-worn sneakers and resolute determination to achieve success in an as yet unknown field of endeavor. During his first year in real estate, Fredrik sold $50 million worth of property and was nominated for Rookie of the Year by the Real Estate Board of New York. To date, he has closed more than $5 billion in residential sales, is consistently setting records, and has a client list that includes major celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Gigi Hadid, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Daniel Craig, Alec Baldwin, and Jennifer Lopez.  His active listings currently exceed $2 billion and includes his new development portfolio. In addition, he is the founder of Scandinavia's most high-end residential real estate brokerage with 50 employees, two offices, and $1 billion in closed sales this year. Despite his success, Fredrik remembers to not take himself too seriously.

Fredrik is married to abstract painter Derek Kaplan, and this year they welcomed their twins, Milla and Freddy. He spends weekends with his husband, dogs, and kids in their Georgian mini-mansion in Connecticut. Known for being part "shark" in business, Fredrik is a softy at home, where he enjoys cooking, photography, and taking care of his puppies and family. This year he also launched his own wine, High-Kick, now sold in six countries and counting, and his rosé wine officially is the number-one new rosé in Sweden.

Bethenny & Fredrik premieres on Tuesday, February 6 at 10pm/9c on Bravo. For International TV Listings, click here!

Photo Credit: Patrick Ecclesine/Kurt Iswarienko/Bravo

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