Nicole Polizzi, Jionni Lavalle to flip houses on FYI
It was confirmed today that FYI has ordered a new original series, “Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip.” The series was announced today by Gena McCarthy, Senior Vice President of Programming and Development for FYI. Nicole Polizzi, reality TV personality turned interior design maven and entrepreneur, will star alongside her husband, Jionni Lavalle, as they start a new business together flipping homes on the New Jersey shore. Production has already begun on eight one-hour episodes, with the series slated to premiere in early 2016.
“Millennials have grown up with Nicole, and we’re excited to now partner with her and Jionni as they start their first business flipping homes together,” said McCarthy. “With Nicole’s crafty and creative ideas and Jionni’s background as a contractor and builder, this series combines renovation, design, and family comedy in a unique docu-series approach to the home makeover genre.”
“With spending so many summers growing up at the shore, and then finding love there with Jionni, we couldn’t think of a more perfect place to start our business together,” said Polizzi. “Jionni has always wanted to flip houses, and with my love for interior design and do-it-yourself crafts, this project is a dream come true. We are excited to bring our passions to television and can’t wait for our fans to see us on this new journey.”
“Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip” will follow the couple, along with their family and close friends, as they undertake their first business venture into flipping a home together. This will be no walk on the beach, as viewers will see Nicole and Jionni juggle the day-to-day challenges of undertaking a massive home renovation and design, on top of managing additional work endeavors and the equally as demanding job of raising two young children. With their own money and reputations on the line, viewers will see Nicole and Jionni do what it takes to complete the home renovation and flip a profit.
“Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip” is produced by eOne for FYI. Executive producers for eOne are John Morayniss, Tara Long and Mark Herwick. Nicole Polizzi, Jionni Lavalle, Antranig Balian and Cameron Kadison also serve as executive producers. Executive producers for FYI are Gena McCarthy, James Bolosh and Lauren Wohl.