Atlanta TV production update: 'Flipping Virgins,' 'Home Free,' ,'Like a Boss,' 'Cassius & Clay'

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Friday, January 15, 2016

Egypt Sherrod's "Property Virgins" HGTV spin-off show "Flipping Virgins" has been given a greenlight for a second 12-episode season, she told me exclusively.

The first season debuted last year with just four episodes. It was more like a test run. Sherrod, a real estate agent and investor herself, teaches neophytes how to flip homes for the first time.

The former V-103 mid-day host will continue to host "Property Virgins," which she has been doing for several seasons and features couples buying their first home.

The second season of "Flipping Virgins" will remain in Atlanta, she said, and production will begin soon.

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Credit: Rodney Ho

Oxygen's Atlanta-based Nick Cannon-produced reality show "Like a Boss" was originally scheduled to debut January 19 but the launch date has been pushed back to March 29.

According to the press release:

Featuring Amber Grimes , assistant to media mogul Nick Cannon; Devin Simpson assistant to successful real estate agent Blair Myers ; Rian Parish , assistant to popular radio personality Big Tigger ; and Drekia Glenn assistant to music executive Abou "Bu" Thiam , these protégés are out to prove they have the drive, focus and ambition to be a future CEO.

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Credit: Rodney Ho

FXX cancelled an animated series partly created by an Atlanta-based "Archer" producer after seeing the pilot, according to Hollywood Reporter. Called "Cassius & Clay," the action-buddy comedy focused on two women living as bandits in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic America.

The series was picked up in August and was co-created by Adam Reed ("Archer") and Megan Ganz ("Modern Family"). It featured the voice talent of Kaitlin Olson, Lake Bell and Susan Sarandon.

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Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

Fox's reality show "Home Free" is returning for a second season after a modest debut last summer and will come back to Atlanta.

ExploreMy coverage of previewing season one with a set visit.

Production is set to begin next month. The concept last year featured a major surprise reveal for the contestants. Couples thought they were competing for one home by fixing up other homes. But in reality, every contestant ended up with a home.

Clearly, "Home Free" for a second season will have to come up with another concept since the element of surprise is gone.

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