ATLANTA — The debut of the highly-anticipated new WE tv reality show “Selling It: In The ATL” contained all the requisite ingredients for a delicious social cocktail: it kept the audience’s attention rapt by taking them on multiple emotional rollercoaster rides; engrossed its viewers with drama at regular interviews; featured many wits-matching between strong-willed women; and the show had subplots that were thicker than an Eric Jerome Dickey novel.
In other words, the audience loved it.
Looks like WE tv has another hit on its hands, based upon the raucous response from the urban sophisticates in attendance at the hour-long preview the inside the Rich Theater of the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown Atlanta on Tuesday. Many celebs were also in attendance including “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks, singer Demetria McKinney, actress Claudia Jordan, Carl Anthony Payne, Mushiya of “Cutting it in the ATL,” TV personality Egypt Sherrod,
The first of the six, one-hour episodes of “Selling It: In The ATL” will premiere on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 10 pm ET. The new series closely follows the success of its sister series, “Cutting It: In The ATL,” which reached 4.5 million total viewers and ranked as a top five new unscripted summer series among women 25-54, prompting a second season renewal.
“Atlanta is a flourishing city, rich with diverse personalities and compelling stories for WE tv to showcase,” said Marc Juris, WE tv’s president. “So many of our originals including Cutting It, Braxton Family Values and Mary Mary have ties to the Atlanta community, which has helped us cultivate a loyal audience in the market. Selling It is a great addition to our slate and helps further our commitment to stories about all kinds of relationships — in this case a group of friends and frenemies set against the high-pressure work environment of real estate.”
“Selling It: In The ATL” follows seven diverse female professionals who are changing the face of Atlanta real estate. In an industry once dominated by men, these women use their business acumen and large-than-life personalities to close major deals amidst the booming Atlanta housing economy. It’s a seller’s market in the growing city and there’s not enough inventory for the influx of buyers and investors looking to call Atlanta home. Every property has a story and as the new, gentrified Atlanta moves in, embracing a progressive culture that encourages residents to “live, work and play,” the old South fights to stay alive and relevant.
“Selling It: In The ATL” is produced for WE tv by World of Wonder and Kingdom Reign Entertainment. For World of Wonder, the series is executive produced by Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey and Tom Campbell and co-executive produced by Andrew Hoagland, Anthony Sylvester and Sheree Whitfieldcenter, is one of the show’s executive producers.
Take a look at the highlights from the red carpet premiere of “Selling It: In the ATL”